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Double yellow lines for 24 roads and streets in Bicester
Transport

Double yellow lines for 24 roads and streets in Bicester

Oxfordshire County Council is looking to address safety issues, including parking that blocks parts of pavements, vehicle turning points, accesses and junctions or creates a tight squeeze for buses.
Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire
Community

Substantial donation will see new Sue Ryder night service in South Oxfordshire

The donation from Henley-based Anthony (Tony) Lane Foundation will allow the charity to recruit new members into the team to work through the night from 10.00pm to 7.00am
Oxford’s 10pm e-scooter curfew to be kept under review
Transport

Oxford’s 10pm curfew for hired e-scooters to be kept under review

Council officers have been asked to review whether hired e-scooters should be allowed to operate in Oxford beyond 10.00pm as part of an ongoing trial.
Parking ban on major Didcot road to help keep cycle lanes free
Transport

Parking ban on major Didcot road to help keep cycle lanes free

The council has approved proposals for double yellow lines running the length of Wantage Road in Didcot in a bid to stop people from parking in the cycle lanes.
County highways chief disputes police advice on speed limits
Transport

County highways chief disputes police advice on speed reduction measures

This comes as Thames Valley Police questioned the effectiveness of the council’s plans to lower speed limits without other measures such as engineering or continual enforcement.
Apply for sustainable warmth grant funding ahead of winter
Housing

Oxford residents encouraged to apply for sustainable warmth grant funding

Nearly £2m of grant funding is available for Oxford homeowners & residents in private rented homes to install energy efficiency and cost-saving measures to help reduce the rising cost of bills.
Oxford City Council to deliver over 2,000 affordable homes in five years
Housing

Oxford City Council to deliver over 2,000 affordable homes in five years

Last year, the Council delivered 241 new affordable homes, with nearly two-thirds let at genuinely affordable social rent, which is around 40% of the equivalent private rent in Oxford.
West Oxfordshire District Councillors agree plan to purchase land at Langel Common
Community

West Oxfordshire District Councillors agree plan to purchase land at Langel Common

Langel Common is a meadowland situated between Cogges and Witney, containing many historical interests for residents and visitors alike.
Oxford shed enthusiast’s Wendy House shortlisted for national award
Home & Garden

Oxford shed enthusiast’s Wendy House shortlisted for national award

The Cariad Wendy House was a lockdown and maternity leave project for Rebecca Cariad, and it is now used as a play space for her children.
Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages
Community

Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages

Berinsfield Garden Village and Dalton Barracks Garden Village will each be receiving £50,000 towards the costs of work to help develop the new communities.