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The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone
Technology

The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone

Arrival successfully completed all the required functional and safety testing to achieve EUWVTA, which is a critical step towards starting trials with customers in the coming months.
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.
Blenheim Palace launch free shuttle service with Oxford Bus Company
Environment

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.
Councils to let wildflowers bloom during No Mow May
Environment

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.
Work on Oxford City Council decarbonisation projects nearing completion
Environment

Work on Oxford City Council decarbonisation projects nearing completion

The project to reduce the carbon emissions from public leisure centres, has seen a significant proportion of the heating provided by gas boilers replaced with heat pumps that transfer heat from the air or water.
Planning application submitted for Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme
Environment

Planning application submitted for Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency has submitted the planning application to build the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. This is a significant step towards reducing flood risk to homes, businesses and transport links in Oxford.
Nature recovery plan proposed for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
Environment

Nature recovery plan proposed for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

A vast new nature recovery plan to protect, improve and expand land for wildlife is being proposed across a huge area between Buckingham, Bicester, Aylesbury and Oxford.
Plant-based food for councillors at County Council catered events
Community

Plant-based food for councillors at Oxfordshire County Council catered events

Food served to county councillors at council catered events will, from now on, be plant-based and with a priority on local sourcing. And there are plans to explore plant-based options on school menus.
Christmas Treecycling scheme raises £3,500 for Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub
Community

Christmas Treecycling scheme raises £3,500 for Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub

The hub’s scheme, which took place last month, saw 220 real Christmas trees collected from people’s homes across South Oxfordshire after the festivities ended.
Bin collection changes planned for half of Oxford properties
Infrastructure

Bin collection changes planned for half of Oxford properties

The adjustment of some of the collection routes and times, which will take effect from 04 April, is to take account of changes in the quantity and quality of materials collected.