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Blenheim Palace launch free shuttle service with Oxford Bus Company

Blenheim Palace launch free shuttle service with Oxford Bus Company

It forms part of a major drive by Blenheim Palace to provide sustainable transport solutions as part of its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2027.
Councils to let wildflowers bloom during No Mow May

Councils to let wildflowers bloom during No Mow May

The two councils already designate wildflower meadows, which they only cut two to three times a year, but this year, they will trial leaving several additional areas of land uncut for No May Mow.
Work on Oxford City Council decarbonisation projects nearing completion

Work on Oxford City Council decarbonisation projects nearing completion

The project to reduce the carbon emissions from public leisure centres, has seen a significant proportion of the heating provided by gas boilers replaced with heat pumps that transfer heat from the air or water.
Planning application submitted for Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

Planning application submitted for Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency has submitted the planning application to build the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. This is a significant step towards reducing flood risk to homes, businesses and transport links in Oxford.
Nature recovery plan proposed for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

Nature recovery plan proposed for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

A vast new nature recovery plan to protect, improve and expand land for wildlife is being proposed across a huge area between Buckingham, Bicester, Aylesbury and Oxford.
Council leader urges action as COP26 is set to open in Glasgow

Council leader urges action as COP26 is set to open in Glasgow

Oxfordshire County Council leader Councillor Liz Leffman has urged world leaders to grasp the opportunity to tackle climate change that the forthcoming COP26 summit in Glasgow represents.
Councils urge global leaders to agree urgent climate action at COP26

Councils urge global leaders to agree urgent climate action at COP26

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are urging the leaders attending COP26 to urgently agree on significant global climate action before it’s too late.
Local Energy Oxfordshire trialling how to make renewables work for everyone. Image: Osney Island SFN trial

Local Energy Oxfordshire trialling how to make renewables work for everyone

Critical to the success of Project LEO is the involvement of five local communities across Oxfordshire in a series of Smart and Fair Neighbourhood (SFN) trials.
Road to Renewables COP26 bus

‘Road to Renewables’ COP26 bus tour kicks off in centre of Oxford

The fully electric double-decker bus arrived into Oxford city centre as the first stop of a two-week nationwide tour that will end in Glasgow ahead of the COP26 summit.
Oxfordshire based Williams Racing commits to becoming climate positive by 2030. Image: CEO Jost Capito with colleagues

Williams Racing commits to becoming climate positive by 2030

Building on progress in the global motorsport industry in recent years, Williams Racing goes further than any other race team in committing to becoming climate positive by 2030.