Bicester News

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 >

Activities lined up for happy holidays

Activities lined up for happy holidays

Parents are planning ahead for half term as bookings are taken for the first holiday activity hubs of 2018. After a year in which the popular sessions attracted over 3,000 attendances, Cherwell District Council has readied a programme of sports, arts and crafts to keep kids happy and active while they are off school. As… Read More >

Opportunities up for promotion at fair

Opportunities up for promotion at fair

A wealth of employment opportunities will be advertised next month as local agencies and businesses come together for the Bicester Job Fair. Cherwell District Council’s job fairs have a strong track record in pairing candidates with suitable employers and they allow people to learn more about a range of opportunities in an informal setting. The… Read More >

Smarter on smartphone to use health app

Smarter on smartphone to use health app

Senior residents in Bicester have the chance to learn how to use their smartphone to get more active. On Monday 22 January, Healthy Bicester and Cherwell District Council will run a free drop-in session to help residents install the NHS app ‘Active 10’ on their mobile phones, giving advice on how to use it to… Read More >

Blitz to beautify Bure Park

Blitz to beautify Bure Park

Bicester’s Bure Park will be getting a new-year clean-up thanks to a council cleanliness campaign. Cherwell District Council will be running the first blitz of 2018 in the Bure Park area during the week beginning 22 January. It will see council street cleansing operatives taking on litter, flytipping and graffiti to get the area looking… Read More >

Council’s thirst for better bottles

Council’s thirst for better bottles

Town centre visitors wanting to keep thirst at bay can count on Cherwell District Council’s support, as the authority announces its support for a pollution-busting campaign. Cherwell has taken on the running of Refill Banbury and Bicester following the scheme’s launch in September 2017. Refill identifies businesses which offer free drinking water, via a smartphone… Read More >

Planning approval is just the medicine for new centre

Planning approval is just the medicine for new centre

A new diagnostics facility could boost medical provision in Bicester following a council decision. On Thursday, 14 December, Cherwell District Council’s planning committee granted a change of use application for Unit A4a in Pioneer Square, to permit its development as a healthcare unit (class D1). The applicant, InHealth, is proposing to offer diagnostic services and… Read More >

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