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Pandemic and cost of living crises hit Oxford City Council’s financial outlook
Community

Pandemic and cost of living crises hit Oxford City Council’s financial outlook

The City Council needs to have delivered increasing levels of savings and additional income generation totalling £5.5 million annually from the financial year 2026/27.
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.
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.
£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.
City council urges residents not to miss out on £150 council tax energy rebate
Housing

City council urges residents not to miss out on £150 council tax energy rebate

If you pay your council tax by Direct Debit, you will receive the rebate automatically. If you don’t, you’ll need to apply online. Don’t miss out - make sure you apply.
Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool opens for the 2022 summer season
Wellbeing

Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool opens for the 2022 summer season

Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool has opened for the 2022 summer season, and bookings are being accpeted via the Fusion Lifestyle website or on the Fusion Lifestyle app.
12,500 people attend Oxford’s 2022 May Morning celebrations
Culture

12,500 people attend Oxford’s 2022 May Morning celebrations

The estimate from Oxford City Council used drone footage to work out how many people attended the traditional celebration of the coming of Spring.
Road closures in place as thousands expected to attend May Morning 2022
Culture

Road closures in place as thousands expected to attend May Morning 2022

The City Council is working with partners to prepare the city for thousands of people to attend May Morning 2022 for the first time in-person since 2019.
Private rented homes in Oxford will need a licence from this September
Housing

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.