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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
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
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
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
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
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
Transformation of Boswells building into luxury hotel gets go-ahead
Travel & Stay

Transformation of Boswells building into luxury hotel gets go-ahead

Oxford's iconic Boswells store building is on course to become a new 4-star luxury hotel as developers receive planning permission.
The Debenhams Store in Oxford city centre, across from Boswell store which closed earlier in 2020
Retail & Leisure

Debenhams set to close putting jobs at risk and changing town centre landscape

The chain's 124 shops will cease trading over the coming months unless administrators are able to do a deal for
Residents and businesses back future pedestrianisation of George Street
Food & Drink

8 in 10 people back future pedestrianisation of George Street

A new survey by Oxford City Council has found that residents and businesses overwhelmingly support the pedestrianisation for George Street
Councils share updates on temporary bus gates proposals
Transport

Councils share updates on temporary bus gates proposals

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have shared updates on the temporary bus gates proposals for Oxford city centre.