Bicester News

Deadline nears for self-build mortgage applicants

Deadline nears for self-build mortgage applicants

People looking to build their dream home at Graven Hill in Bicester have just a few days to apply for an innovative pilot mortgage scheme. Cherwell District Council is trialling the product, which requires self builders to have a deposit of just five per cent in order to finance work on their new home. People… Read More >

Green fingered giveaway

Green fingered giveaway

Gardeners can reap the rewards of recycling at a series of events hosted by Cherwell District Council this May. The council is holding free compost giveaways to promote its food and garden waste recycling service. People will be able to take home a share of compost made from their own brown bin contents, while stocks… Read More >

Bookings opening for half term fun

Bookings opening for half term fun

Parents are being urged to secure a week of fun for their children as preparations for the half term activity hubs are stepped up. Cherwell District Council’s activity hubs provide a vibrant mix of sports, arts, crafts and games to keep young people happy and healthy while they are off school. Booking for the next… Read More >

Tributes flood in for council’s vice-chairman

Tributes flood in for council’s vice-chairman

Tributes have been paid to a “devoted” and “passionate” district and town councillor after she passed away suddenly last week. Jolanta Lis was a serving councillor for Cherwell District Council’s Bicester West ward and Bicester Town Council’s Central ward when she passed away on Friday, 13 April. Cllr Lis, who was the current vice-chairman of… Read More >

Community groups to get up to £1000 for their projects

Community groups to get up to £1000 for their projects

Voluntary groups in Bicester have until 13 April to apply for the sixth round of SPARK funding. Cherwell District Council has committed £40,000 in grant monies to the fund, which supports local organisations that promote culture, healthy lifestyles and community spirit. Both new and established groups can apply for the funding, which is intended to… Read More >

Call for community groups to meet young aspiring volunteers

Call for community groups to meet young aspiring volunteers

Volunteer groups in Bicester are being invited to take part in a fair to showcase the opportunities available for young people in their organisation. On Friday, 20 April Cherwell District Council, Bicester Healthy New Town and Volunteer Connect are hosting Bicester Volunteer Fair. Sixth Form students from The Cooper School, The Bicester School and Bicester… Read More >

Have your say on leisure

Have your say on leisure

Residents are being asked to give their feedback on Cherwell District Council’s leisure provisions across the district. In order to shape what leisure looks like in the future, Cherwell is asking residents to fill out a short survey giving their feedback on how active they are as well as what they think of the leisure… Read More >

Weekend fair is just the job

Weekend fair is just the job

More than a hundred jobseekers took the chance to learn about job opportunities in the Bicester area as the council job fair made its weekend debut. Cherwell District Council held the Bicester Job Fair on Saturday, 10 February, to encourage attendance from people who may be out at work on weekdays, as well as those… Read More >

Working together for Bicester

Working together for Bicester

A new co-working space, Perch, has opened its doors in Pioneer Square, Bicester, thanks to an innovative approach to town centre regeneration from Cherwell District Council (CDC). Now homeworkers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs from around the district can benefit from the new metropolitan style co-working facility, right in the heart of Bicester. The project, led… Read More >

Blitz sees Bure Park take a load off

Blitz sees Bure Park take a load off

Bicester’s Bure Park is ending January on a high after a council clean-up removed waste equivalent to the weight of two elephants. Cherwell District Council’s neighbourhood blitz campaign ran during the week beginning 22 January and saw a team of six council street cleansers remove litter, flytips and graffiti throughout the north Bicester area. They… Read More >

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