Treehouse festival returns to Oxfordshire for the sixth year

Culture

Treehouse festival returns to Oxfordshire for the sixth year

The festival aims to build community and connection and is one of the UK’s most sustainable festivals, with plans to become Europe’s first B Corp festival next year.
Route revealed for Oxfordshire stage of Women’s Tour cycling race.

Culture

Route revealed for Oxfordshire stage of Women’s Tour cycling race

Residents between Chipping Norton, Carterton, Faringdon, Didcot and Oxford will be able to cheer on the elit riders when this year’s cycling race comes to Oxfordshire on Saturday, 11 June.
Kelmscott Manor to reopen following major refurbishment project

Culture

Kelmscott Manor to reopen following major refurbishment project

The country home of William Morris, the internationally-renowned craftsman, designer, author, poet, conservationist and socialist, widely regarded as the father of the Arts & Crafts Movement, has been closed since 2019.
New war memorial to be unveiled in Fernham village

Community

New war memorial to be unveiled in Fernham village

The war memorial, to be unveiled by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Mr Brian Buchan, on Sunday, 20 March 2022, is made of iron and has been designed to rust.
Council leaders issue statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October

Housing

Council leaders issue statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October

Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, Councillors Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, have issued a joint statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October.
Freedom day as almost all lockdown restrictions are lifted in Oxfordshire

Community

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’.
Young adults account for half of all new COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire

Community

Young adults account for half of all new COVID-19 cases in Oxfordshire

Those aged between 18 and 29 are being encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible and continue with twice-weekly testing as cases in the county continue to rise.
District councils make their revised management structure permanent

Government

District councils make their revised management structure permanent

The decision formalises the structure that has been operating successfully at the councils for many months, and it demonstrates a strong commitment to working in partnership with others.
A Primary School in Oxfordshire

Education

Schools in England will not be able to reopen before March

Schools in England will not be able to open after the half-term break next month, but they could begin to return from 08 March. A final decision would depend on meeting vaccination targets and schools would get two weeks’ notice.
Up to 1 in 36 people infected with COVID-19 in England

Community

Up to 1 in 36 people infected with COVID-19 in England

Initial findings from one of the country’s largest studies into COVID-19 infections in England shows infections increased by 50% from early December, with an average of 1 in 63 people infected nationally. The prevalence was highest in London, with 1 in 36 people infected.