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“Paused” Woodstock Road improvements to be revisited in July
Infrastructure

“Paused” Woodstock Road improvements to be revisited in July

The proposals for improved provision for pedestrians, cyclists and buses on Woodstock Road is to be revisited in July, having been put on ice earlier this year.
County Council spends more than £8m on agency staff in three-month period
Community

County Council spends more than £8m on agency staff in three-month period

A third of the spend relates to “the need for qualified social care staff”, with holders of interim posts and engineering and surveying workers making up a further fifth each.
HGVs to be banned from new Watlington relief road
Infrastructure

HGVs to be banned from new Watlington relief road

The market town on the edge of the Chiltern Hills suffers from increased levels of traffic running through it, and there are four housing projects on the outskirts set to exacerbate the situation.
Go-ahead for the next phase of the HIF1 Didcot road plan. Image:Artist impression of Didcot Science Bridge
Transport

Go-ahead for the next phase of the HIF1 Didcot road plan

The Didcot Garden Town housing infrastructure programme is a combination of four projects to ensure there is the capacity to connect 12,000 houses set to be built to the south of Oxford.
200 new homes for Carterton in £33.5m contract
Housing

200 new homes for Carterton in £33.5m contract

The development on Milestone Road will see a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses and apartments in the shared ownership, rent to buy, affordable rent and social rent space constructed over 4 and a half years.
County Council set to introduce measures to get more people back on the buses
Transport

County Council set to introduce measures to get more people back on the buses

Expect cheaper fares for under-19s, new rural services, bus priority improvements and traffic filters to reduce journey times across Oxfordshire.
County Councillors urged to demand more from private bus operators
Transport

County Councillors urged to demand more from private bus operators

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet will be urged to demand more from private bus operators involved in a new partnership with the authority.
Help shape central Abingdon
Real Estate

Help shape how central Abingdon could be revitalised

Vale of White Horse District Council looking to identify parts of the market town that have seen better days and consider how they could have brighter futures.
£2.5m in council tax energy rebate waiting to be claimed by Oxford residents
Housing

£2.5m in council tax energy rebate waiting to be claimed by Oxford residents

Those who are eligible for the rebate but who do not pay their bill by direct debit will need to fill in an online form to claim the £150 payment. Claims can only be made online, not by phone, email or in writing.
Education minister ‘actively investigating’ £155m donation to Oxford’s Linacre College
Education

Education minister ‘actively investigating’ £155m donation to Oxford’s Linacre College

The donation from Sovico Group - a Vietnamese company - is under investigation after concerns were raised in the House of Commons over the College’s memorandum of understanding with the company.