South and Vale districts launch new interactive Joint Local Plan consultation website

South and Vale districts launch new interactive Joint Local Plan consultation website

The two district councils have launched the interactive consultation website to find out what the public thinks are the key issues facing the areas.
East Oxford Community Centre - A redevelopment will see the East Oxford Community Centre and other ageing buildings on the site replaced by a purpose-built centre

Redevelopment of East Oxford Community Centre ready to begin

The redevelopment will see the East Oxford Community Centre and other ageing buildings on the site replaced by a purpose-built centre
Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured despite spiralling energy costs

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured despite spiralling energy costs

Families will be able to enjoy the outdoor pool and splash pad in Abingdon for the foreseable future even though running costs like oil to heat the pool have more than doubled.
Nearly £600k allocated towards a new pavilion in Kingston Bagpuize

Nearly £600k allocated towards a new pavilion in Kingston Bagpuize

The parish council applied for the support fund to build the new facility, which is expected to cost £635,000. The remainder of the funds for the building will be met by the parish council.
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.
Private rented homes in Oxford will need a licence from this September

Private rented homes in Oxford will need a licence from this September

The selective licensing scheme means that all private rented homes will need a licence to help ensure they are safe, well maintained and well managed.
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.
The Didcot Powerhouse Fund announces grant recipients for 2022. Recipients include Didcot Railway Centre

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund announces grant recipients for 2022

In its first year of grant giving, the fund has made grants totalling £95,508 to 17 organisations with amounts ranging from £400 to £13,000.
More than 90 per cent of children offered first choice primary school places for 2022/23

More than 90 per cent of children offered first choice primary school places for 2022/23

In total, 91.49 per cent (6,459) of applicants have been awarded their first choice for starting infant or primary school in Oxfordshire.
City council launches May Morning public art Crowdfunder campaign. Image: Magdalen bridge looking towards central Oxford with Magdalen Tower in the background.

City council launches May Morning public art Crowdfunder campaign

Artists from Oxford and its twinned cities will be commissioned, and competitions are being held in local communities to make artworks to be placed on Magdalen Bridge and surrounding areas.