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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.

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.
Summer holiday activities for young people in Oxford
Infrastructure

Summer holiday activities for young people in Oxford

Despite the current budget challenges, Oxford City Council is working with community groups to provide summer holiday activities for young people in Oxford this summer.
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.
Councils to trial new cheaper combined parking and bus ticket offer at Oxford’s Park & Ride sites
Transport

Cheaper combined park and ride tickets to be trialled in Oxford

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have agreed to a £4.00 all-in ticket for single passengers for a six-month trial from the end of September.
Have your say on new cycle and pedestrian Oxpens River Bridge at Osney Mead
Infrastructure

Have your say on new cycle and pedestrian Oxpens River Bridge at Osney Mead

This is a new pedestrian and cycle bridge linking the future proposed redevelopment of the Osney Mead industrial estate to the proposed Oxpens redevelopment and Oxford city centre.
Councils to trial new cheaper combined parking and bus ticket offer at Oxford’s Park & Ride sites
Transport

Councils to trial new combined parking and bus ticket offer at Oxford’s Park & Ride sites

The councils are looking to make the services more attractive for customers and encourage a switch from car travel, in a bid to reducing congestion on the roads.
Pandemic and cost of living crises hit Oxford City Council’s financial outlook
Government

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.
Council invites views on latest stage of transformation of Oxford West End and Osney Mead
Real Estate

Council invites views on latest stage of Oxford West End and Osney Mead transformation

The West End and Osney Mead development aims to provide a balanced mix of uses, including new homes and a range of new innovative business units.
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.