200 new homes for Carterton in £33.5m contract

Housing

200 new homes for Carterton in £33.5m contract

The development on Milestone Road will see a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses and apartments in the shared ownership, rent to buy, affordable rent and social rent space constructed over 4 and a half years.
Route revealed for Oxfordshire stage of Women’s Tour cycling race.

Culture

Route revealed for Oxfordshire stage of Women’s Tour cycling race

Residents between Chipping Norton, Carterton, Faringdon, Didcot and Oxford will be able to cheer on the elit riders when this year’s cycling race comes to Oxfordshire on Saturday, 11 June.
Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget

Government

Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget

Residents and businesses are being urged to give their views on where West Oxfordshire District Council’s tax will be spent as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

Community

Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

Almost all restrictions on social contact end in Oxfordshire as the country moves into the final stage of easing lockdown restrictions in the so called ‘Freedom Day’.
Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022

Transport

Grant saves 12 rural bus services from axe until April 2022

Oxfordshire County Council will use £275k of its existing Local Authority Bus Subsidy Grant (LABSG) to support the services which would otherwise have faced withdrawal in August 2021.
West Oxfordshire District Council submits funding bid for new A40 underpass

Transport

West Oxfordshire DC submits £16.7m funding bid for new A40 underpass

The bid to the Government’s Levelling Up Fund will accelerate the introduction of a new science and technology park and boost the economy of Carterton.
Young adults account for half of all new COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire

Community

Young adults account for half of all new COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire

Those aged between 18 and 29 are being encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible and continue with twice-weekly testing as cases in the county continue to rise.
Garden Trading Company acquired by Joules

Retail & Leisure

Oxfordshire-based Garden Trading Company acquired by Joules

The acquisition for £12.5m will help to increase the Joules customer base, broaden its product offering and strengthen its digital platform.
A Primary School in Oxfordshire

Education

Schools in England will not be able to reopen before March

Schools in England will not be able to open after the half-term break next month, but they could begin to return from 08 March. A final decision would depend on meeting vaccination targets and schools would get two weeks’ notice.
Up to 1 in 36 people infected with COVID-19 in England

Community

Up to 1 in 36 people infected with COVID-19 in England

Initial findings from one of the country’s largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England shows infections increased by 50% from early December, with an average of 1 in 63 people infected nationally. The prevalence was highest in London, with 1 in 36 people infected.