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Read news and features about Oxford City Council – one of five district councils in Oxfordshire. It covers Oxford City – from Cutteslowe in the north to Littlemore and Blackbird Leys in the South, and from New Botley in the West to Barton and Sandhills in the East.

Willmott Dixon to deliver Oxford’s leisure centre decarbonisation programme

Willmott Dixon to deliver Oxford’s leisure centre decarbonisation programme

The extensive decarbonisation programme, will see four of the city’s leisure centres reduce their emissions by converting from fossil fuels to water and air source heat pumps.
Oxford City Council advances plans to deliver 3,000 homes

Oxford City Council set to agree on next steps to deliver 3,000 homes

Oxford City Council is set to agree on the next steps for the delivery of a major development including nearly 3,000 new homes in an urban extension to the south of Oxford.
Ferry Leisure Centre swimming pool to remain closed until mid-November

Ferry Leisure Centre swimming pool to remain closed until mid-November

The pool, which closed at the end of July, will remain closed for the initial task of installing heat pumps as part of decarbonisation works to be carried out in the plant room.
Oxford City Council public consultation on council tax reduction (CTR) scheme

City Council opens public consultation on council tax reduction (CTR) scheme

The council is considering potential changes to the working-age council tax reduction (CTR) scheme in 2022/23, and a public consultation is a necessary step in this process.
Oxford City Council is donating parts of Broad Meadow to local organisations

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.
Calls for businesses and residents to provide pre-owned laptops to local schoolchildren

Calls for locals to provide pre-owned laptops to local schoolchildren

The Getting Oxfordshire Online project is calling on businesses and residents to donate pre-owned laptops as part of an initiative to provide devices to those who can’t get online.
Afghan Resettlement: Amazon wishlist set up for specific donations

Afghan Resettlement: Amazon wishlist set up for specific donations

An Afghan Resettlement Amazon wishlist for specific donations has been set up by Asylum Welcome, which supports refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
Oxford City Council is to extend Broad Meadow until 10 October 2021

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 on building 36 new homes on site of Lucy Faithfull House

Work starts on building 36 new homes on site of Lucy Faithfull House

The 36 flats will include 15 council homes to be let at social rent, three homes at affordable rent and eight homes to be sold on a shared ownership basis.
Oxford City Council investing to make leisure centres greener

Oxford City Council investing to make leisure centres greener

A project will see gas boilers at the leisure centre swimming pools replaced with heat pumps that transfer heat from the air or water, which will cut carbon emissions by around 21%.