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South Oxfordshire Council launches grant funding for local community groups

South Oxon Council launches grant funding for local community groups

Organisations delivering key services for residents and maintaining the natural environment, can apply for funding to help them continue to make a difference in South Oxfordshire.
Oriel College installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’

Oriel College installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a ‘committed colonialist’

The explanatory panel about the former prime minister of the Cape Colony has been placed outside Oriel College at the University of Oxford during Black History Month.
Ferry Leisure Centre swimming pool to remain closed until mid-November

Ferry Leisure Centre swimming pool to remain closed until mid-November

The pool, which closed at the end of July, will remain closed for the initial task of installing heat pumps as part of decarbonisation works to be carried out in the plant room.
Oxford City Council is donating parts of Broad Meadow to local organisations

Council is donating parts of Broad Meadow to local organisations

The temporary pedestrian-friendly outdoor space on Broad Street - containing wildflowers, trees and small lawns - opened for residents and visitors in July 2021.
Calls for businesses and residents to provide pre-owned laptops to local schoolchildren

Calls for locals to provide pre-owned laptops to local schoolchildren

The Getting Oxfordshire Online project is calling on businesses and residents to donate pre-owned laptops as part of an initiative to provide devices to those who can’t get online.
Local church community projects across the Thames Valley awarded £160k

Local church community projects across the Thames Valley awarded £160k

The Diocese of Oxford has awarded £160k to support eight community and church projects in Berkshire, Buckingham and Oxfordshire through its Development Fund grant scheme.
Cllr Sue Cooper to stand down as South Oxfordshire District Council Leader

Cllr Sue Cooper to stand down as South Oxfordshire District Council Leader

Councillor Cooper has been a district councillor in South Oxfordshire for over 23 years and has been the Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council since May 2019.
Afghan Resettlement: Amazon wishlist set up for specific donations

Afghan Resettlement: Amazon wishlist set up for specific donations

An Afghan Resettlement Amazon wishlist for specific donations has been set up by Asylum Welcome, which supports refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021

Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021

The announcement of the extension is timed to coincide with World Car Free Day, when people leave the car at home to enjoy cycling, walking, and using public transport instead.
Oxford City Council investing to make leisure centres greener

Oxford City Council investing to make leisure centres greener

A project will see gas boilers at the leisure centre swimming pools replaced with heat pumps that transfer heat from the air or water, which will cut carbon emissions by around 21%.