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County councillor questions bus access in Broad Street pedestrianisation proposals
Infrastructure

County councillor questions bus access in Broad Street pedestrianisation proposals

The County Council’s cycling champion has described the new shared space proposals for Broad Street, Oxford, as “brave and symbolic” while arguing they do not go far enough.
Broad Street to undergo transformation with temporarily pedestrianisation
Infrastructure

Broad Street to undergo transformation with temporarily pedestrianisation

Following the success of Broad Meadow last year, Oxford City Council is set to temporarily pedestrianise a larger area of Broad Street in a new 18-month trial.
Clarendon Centre Oxford - Cornmarket Entrance
Retail & Leisure

Lothbury’s plans for Oxford’s Clarendon Centre approved by City Council

Opened in 1984 as a shopping centre in central Oxford, the Clarendon Centre is undergoing a change of use to develop an academic and living hub.
Work progressing to transform Boswell’s building into a luxury hotel
Travel & Stay

Work progressing to transform Boswells building into a luxury hotel

Oxford’s iconic Boswells store building is on course to become a new 4-star luxury hotel, following the demolition of the inside of the historic building.
Placemaking in Oxford: Why the public and private sectors should work together
Opinion

Placemaking: Why the public and private sectors should work together

In Oxford, the private and public sectors, including the local council, agents, landlords and colleges, have collaborated to help the town centre redevelop and inhabit vacant units.
Work progresses on Jesus College’s new building on Cornmarket
Real Estate

Work progressing on Jesus College’s new building on Cornmarket

The new building - on the site of the old Northgate House in the city centre - is due to be completed by the end of the year, and the four upper storeys are on view from Cornmarket.
Oxford City Council is donating parts of Broad Meadow to local organisations
Community

Council is donating parts of Broad Meadow to local organisations

The temporary pedestrian-friendly outdoor space on Broad Street - containing wildflowers, trees and small lawns - opened for residents and visitors in July 2021.
Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021
Community

Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021

The announcement of the extension is timed to coincide with World Car Free Day, when people leave the car at home to enjoy cycling, walking, and using public transport instead.
Work starts to transform Broad Street into a pedestrian-friendly ‘Broad Meadow’
Community

Iconic Broad Street to become temporary pedestrian-friendly ‘Broad Meadow’

Wooden seating and planters made from local recyclable material will be installed, creating a safe and pleasant outdoor place for residents and visitors to relax and enjoy.
Pedestrianisation and outdoor seating areas to return to city in April
Food & Drink

Pedestrianisation and outdoor seating areas to return to city in April

Oxford City Council is providing funding to help restaurants, cafes and pubs across the city to open outdoor seating areas from 12 April.