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Oxford city applies for Bathing Water status at Port Meadow

Oxford city applies for Bathing Water status at Port Meadow

The application for designated Bathing Water status is for two popular wild water swimming spots in Oxford – Wolvercote stream, and Fiddlers Island near Port Meadow
Oxford prepares to welcome Little Amal as part of The Walk

Oxford prepares to welcome Little Amal as part of ‘The Walk’

The Walk is a travelling festival of art and hope in support of refugees featuring Little Amal - a young 9-year-old refugee girl in the form of a 12-foot tall giant puppet.
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.