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Councils offer more help for people struggling to pay food and energy bills

Councils offer more help for people struggling to pay food and energy bills

The scheme is part of the Government’s Household Support Fund (HSF), which was extended by the chancellor in the recent budget, and there is no requirement that residents be employed or unemployed.
Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire

Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire

The donation from Henley-based Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation will allow the charity to recruit new members into the team to work through the night from 10.00pm to 7.00am
West Oxfordshire District Councillors agree plan to purchase land at Langel Common

West Oxfordshire District Councillors agree plan to purchase land at Langel Common

Langel Common is a meadowland situated between Cogges and Witney, containing many historical interests for residents and visitors alike.
Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages

Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages

Berinsfield Garden Village and Dalton Barracks Garden Village will each be receiving £50,000 towards the costs of work to help develop the new communities.
County Council spends more than £8m on agency staff in three-month period

County Council spends more than £8m on agency staff in three-month period

A third of the spend relates to “the need for qualified social care staff”, with holders of interim posts and engineering and surveying workers making up a further fifth each.
The Oxfordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022

The Oxfordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022

The 2022 birthday honours list marks the extraordinary contributions and service of people across the UK and includes a damehood for Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford.
£180k goes to community projects South Oxon’s Councillor Community Grants scheme

£180k goes to community projects South Oxon’s Councillor Community Grants scheme

Over 100 voluntary and community organisations received grants to fund projects ranging from food banks and defibrillators to sports equipment and wellbeing activities.
South and Vale districts launch new interactive Joint Local Plan consultation website

South and Vale districts launch new interactive Joint Local Plan consultation website

The two district councils have launched the interactive consultation website to find out what the public thinks are the key issues facing the areas.
East Oxford Community Centre - A redevelopment will see the East Oxford Community Centre and other ageing buildings on the site replaced by a purpose-built centre

Redevelopment of East Oxford Community Centre ready to begin

The redevelopment will see the East Oxford Community Centre and other ageing buildings on the site replaced by a purpose-built centre
Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured despite spiralling energy costs

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured despite spiralling energy costs

Families will be able to enjoy the outdoor pool and splash pad in Abingdon for the foreseable future even though running costs like oil to heat the pool have more than doubled.