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Bin collection changes planned for half of Oxford properties

Bin collection changes planned for half of Oxford properties

The adjustment of some of the collection routes and times, which will take effect from 04 April, is to take account of changes in the quantity and quality of materials collected.
Swish Fibre enters Oxfordshire with first residents in Thame

Swish Fibre enters Oxfordshire with first residents in Thame

Stephen Horwood and wife Shabana Kausar are the first residents in Thame to connect to the UK’s Fastest Broadband as Swish Fibre break new ground in Oxfordshire.
Gigaclear connects its first customers in Haddenham

Gigaclear connects its first customers in Haddenham

The broadband provider started expanding its network on a commercial basis to Haddenham and Thame in June to connect underserved market towns in the county.
Demolition of derelict buildings starts in the centre of Didcot. Image: Lydalls Road and Labour Club

Demolition of derelict buildings starts in the centre of Didcot

While the new developments due to go on the site are still in the planning stages, Homes England has chosen to demolish the buildings early following feedback from local residents.
Oxfordshire’s councils respond to Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation

Oxfordshire’s councils respond to Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation

The councillors welcome the government’s commitment to engage with and consult local communities on its thinking around the future for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.
Digital consultation launched to shape the future of the OxCam Arc

Digital consultation launched to shape future of Oxford-Cambridge Arc

This public consultation is the first of three that enable people who live, work, and have an interest in the area to make their voices heard on the long-term development of the area.
Have your say on major future infrastructure plans in Oxfordshire. Image: Map of Oxfordshire

Have your say on major future infrastructure plans in Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy (OxIS) provides a framework for the County Council and planning authorities to establish strategic infrastructure investment priorities.
Gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband coming to Oxfordshire

Gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband coming to Oxfordshire

Residents are set to benefit from faster internet with a significant number of Oxfordshire towns being confirmed for an upgrade to gigabit-capable, full-fibre broadband.
Ultrafast broadband boost coming to Thame & Haddenham. Image shows Gigaclear engineer working in the field.

Ultrafast broadband boost coming to Thame & Haddenham

Gigaclear, the UK’s largest rural alt-net, has started work in Thame and Haddenham to connect the towns to its ultrafast full-fibre broadband network.
Oxford City Council provides £3.4m funding for Ray Valley Solar Park

Oxford City Council provides £3.4m funding for Ray Valley Solar Park

This follows the news last month that Triodos Bank UK had approved a new loan facility to Low Carbon Hub to help it construct and operate what will be the UK’s largest community-owned solar park.