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Summertown

Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire

About Summertown

Welcome to the Summertown edition of The Oxford Magazine

Summertown in North Oxford is a vibrant shopping and business centre and an attractive residential area bounded by the Cherwell River to the east, and the Oxford Canal to the west.

It offers easy access to an incredible range of shops and services of all kinds, as well as sports and leisure facilities and open countryside. It is also home to several independent schools and some of Oxford most expensive houses.


Local news & stories

£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.
£500,000 grant received to support Oxford become a zero emission city
/ Transport

£500,000 grant received to support Oxford become a zero emission city

Oxfordshire County Council, in partnership with Oxford City Council, has received a £500,000 grant to support Oxford to become a zero emission transport city.
New Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery opens in Oxford’s North Parade
/ Culture

New Contemporary and Modern Art Gallery opens in Oxford’s North Parade

Expanding on their space in West Oxfordshire, the new gallery will open in February 2022 with a group exhibition titled ‘Here We Go’.
215 Kitchen & Drinks in Summertown is closing in New Year
/ Food & Drink

215 Kitchen & Drinks in Oxford is closing in the New Year

215 Kitchen & Drinks in Oxford’s Summertown is closing its doors in the new year following the departure of the restaurant’s chef, Paul Welburn.
E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022
/ Transport

Voi E-scooter trial in Oxford extended to March 2022

Residents and visitors to Oxford can continue to hire e-scooters as the trial has been formally extended by four months from its original end date of 30 November 2021 to 31 March 2022.
South Parade organisations join forces to present Art Late Summertown
/ Culture

South Parade organisations to present Art Late Summertown

Explore late-opening exhibitions at The North Wall and Sarah Wiseman Gallery and enjoy 20% off the Prix Fixe menu at Pompette restaurant and wine bar.
Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown
/ Retail & Leisure

Oxford’s Mayor raises a glass to Majestic’s new store in Summertown

The retailer has returned to the site of their old branch, which closed a few years ago, with a dedicated ‘Tasting Counter’ and an expanded ‘Fine Wine’ selection.
Ferry Leisure Centre swimming pool to remain closed until mid-November
/ Community

Ferry Leisure Centre swimming pool to remain closed until mid-November

The pool, which closed at the end of July, will remain closed for the initial task of installing heat pumps as part of decarbonisation works to be carried out in the plant room.
Oxford City Council public consultation on council tax reduction (CTR) scheme
/ Housing

City Council opens public consultation on council tax reduction (CTR) scheme

The council is considering potential changes to the working-age council tax reduction (CTR) scheme in 2022/23, and a public consultation is a necessary step in this process.
Majestic Wine in Summertown is set to return to its former Banbury Road location
/ Retail & Leisure

Majestic Wine in Summertown to return to its former Banbury Road location

The structures on the site – a garage and an office block – were demolished in July 2019 to make way for a £15m mixed-use redevelopment, including a 180-bedroom easyHotel.