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Beautiful game is a walk in the park

Beautiful game is a walk in the park

With the new football season already underway, Cherwell residents are being reminded that they don’t have to sprint like Gareth Bale to reap the rewards of a kick about. Cherwell District Council is inviting the over 50s to participate in walking football sessions being held every Thursday in Bicester. The rules of the sport, which… Read More >

Huge rise in new members at Bicester’s brand new library

Huge rise in new members at Bicester’s brand new library

More than 1,000 new members have joined Bicester library since it opened its doors for the first time on 11 April. Visitors have been pouring into the new facility, which was created by Oxfordshire County Council and Cherwell District Council as part of Franklins House – the new community building at the heart of the… Read More >

Youngsters shape up on the cheap with Sportivate

Youngsters shape up on the cheap with Sportivate

  Swim and gym at knockdown rates are being offered to Cherwell’s young adults as part of the council’s Sportivate scheme. From May 28, young people aged 18 to 25 are being invited to sign up for sessions priced £1.50 to £2 at Bicester, Kidlington and Gosford, Spiceball and Woodgreen Leisure Centres. Further returns will… Read More >

Bicester Green has been shortlisted to receive funding from the RBS Skills and Opportunities fund

Bicester Green has been shortlisted to receive funding from the RBS Skills and Opportunities fund

Bicester Green is an award winning social enterprise based in Bicester. They are seeking funding for the project 4Ts – Training, Teamwork, Technology and Transformation, a two-month work programme training 144 unemployed residents in employment and practical skills. 4Ts will offer training in practical skills such as bicycle repair and maintenance, electrical repair, furniture restoration… Read More >

Kids’ club hubs should not be snubbed

Kids’ club hubs should not be snubbed

The booking lines have opened for Cherwell District Council’s half term holiday programme following sell-out sessions at the end of last year. From Monday, 15 February until Friday, 19 February, the popular half term hubs will return to North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury and Cooper School in Bicester. Over the course of the week children… Read More >

Work starts on new ‘Eco school’ for Bicester

Work starts on new ‘Eco school’ for Bicester

Building work on a new ‘eco’ primary school to serve the growing North West Bicester community is set to begin. The school, which will boast a range of environmental and green technology features, is needed to address a growing population of primary school-age pupils as families move into the new development. It is the first… Read More >

Bicester Technology Studio opening September 2016

Bicester Technology Studio opening September 2016

A new, technical school will open in September 2016, offering education for up to 310 students aged between 14 and 19. Bicester Technology Studio will enable students to gain specialist qualifications, skills and knowledge in sustainable construction technologies and business logistics, alongside a core curriculum. These specialisms have been selected to match the key technological… Read More >

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