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Cherwell District Council

Read news and features about Cherwell District Council – one of five district councils in Oxfordshire. It covers an area that includes Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington.

Oxfordshire’s councils respond to Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation
Infrastructure

Oxfordshire’s councils respond to Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation

The councillors welcome the government’s commitment to engage with and consult local communities on its thinking around the future for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.
Volunteers recognised for outstanding contribution in Cherwell. Image: George Dumbleton with Cllr McHugh
Community

Volunteers recognised for outstanding contribution in Cherwell

A special awards ceremony was held in Cherwell to celebrate the hard work of volunteers and groups who make a real difference in the community.
Go ahead for the next phase of development at Symmetry Park in Bicester
Real Estate

Go ahead for the next phase of development at Symmetry Park in Bicester

Planning was granted for two separate schemes on the same plot for maximum flexibility - one for a new single-unit 268,765 sq ft unit and the other for two-units of 172,180 sq ft and 90,298 sq ft.
Parking changes set for Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse
Transport

Parking changes set for Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

The council already enforces parking in Oxford City and West Oxfordshire and will now take over from Thames Valley Police in the Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse districts.
Popular north Oxfordshire school holiday hubs to reopen in time for summer. Image: North Oxfordshire Academy on Drayton Road in Banbury.
Education

Popular north Oxfordshire school holiday hubs to reopen in time for summer

Families in north Oxfordshire will once again be able to book children, aged five to eleven years old, onto council-run school holiday hubs this summer.
Oxfordshire councils regulatory teams win top award for business support during the pandemic
Community

Oxfordshire councils regulatory teams win award for pandemic business support

A combined nomination was made by Oxfordshire’s Regulatory Partners to the Office for Product and Safety Standard (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021.
Electric vehicle users can Park and Charge in Bicester as new hub opens
Transport

Electric vehicle users can Park and Charge in Bicester as new hub opens

The Bicester site is the first of 24 council-owned car parks that will have an EV charging hub installed this year under the £5.2 million Park and Charge scheme.
Bicester: Railway underbridges installed in a four-day operation
Transport

Bicester: Railway underbridges installed in a four-day operation

The underbridges were inserted underneath the Marylebone/Aynho line north-west of Bicester between 02 and 05 April, during the East bank holiday weekend.
2022 Women’s Tour Cycle Race Grand Finale / Things to do in and around Oxford this weekend
Culture

Bicester & Banbury to host prestigious 2021 Women’s Tour cycling race

The Grand Départ of the prestigious 2021 Women’s Tour will begin in the Bicester’s Market Square with riders heading north to finish in the market town of Banbury.
New rail bridge coming to support active travel in Bicester
Transport

New rail bridge coming to support active travel in Bicester

The work will see two structures built to enable access both over and under the railway, connecting two sides of new housing areas in north-west Bicester.