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Oxfordshire councils reiterate support for housing families fleeing Afghanistan

Oxfordshire’s councils reiterate support for housing families fleeing Afghanistan

The support comes as the government provides extra £5m funding to help the new arrivals with accommodation as part of its Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP).
Blenheim 7k Fun Run

Run, jog or walk for charity as Blenheim Palace 7k Fun Run returns

There are three events to offer a race for all ages and abilities: a 7k race on a scenic route around the palace, a 4-mile wheel-friendly route, and a 1-mile race for under 15s.
Planning and preparations for Afghan refugees continues

Planning and preparations for Afghan refugees continues

Teams at Oxfordshire County Council are continuing preparations to support refugees who will ultimately find a permanent home in the county in the coming weeks.
County and district councils join efforts to support Afghan refugees

County and district councils join efforts to support Afghan refugees

Oxfordshire County Council is working with partners across the county to help resettle and support those who are fleeing the rapidly escalating situation in Afghanistan.
Oxford to exit COVID-19 Enhanced Response Area as cases fall

Oxford to exit COVID-19 Enhanced Response Area as cases fall

Over the last five weeks, the city has had additional resources to tackle high case numbers including five walk-in PCR test sites that offered symptom-free testing.
Volunteers recognised for outstanding contribution in Cherwell. Image: George Dumbleton with Cllr McHugh

Volunteers recognised for outstanding contribution in Cherwell

A special awards ceremony was held in Cherwell to celebrate the hard work of volunteers and groups who make a real difference in the community.
Outdoor art installation and tribute to NHS workers at Oxford’s South Park

Outdoor art installation and tribute to NHS workers unveiled at Oxford’s South Park

The installation features 300 life-size figures representing NHS workers, as a tribute to the staff members who have tirelessly worked through the coronavirus pandemic.
Extra PCR testing options remain in Oxford with two new sites

Extra PCR testing options remain in Oxford with two new sites

Although cases in the city are now falling, there has been a 21% rise in cases in those aged between 30 and 59. Those aged 18 to 29 still make up more than half of cases overall.
Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

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’.
All adults in Oxford invited to take COVID-19 PCR tests

All adults in Oxford invited to take COVID-19 PCR tests

The decision to widen the availability of testing beyond the 18 to 29 year-old age group was taken after there was a 21 per cent increase in cases in those aged 30 to 59 in the last week.