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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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Last few places for half-term aces

Last few places for half-term aces

Half-term will be all fun and games for the hundreds of children who have enrolled on next week’s activity hubs. Cherwell District Council is reminding parents that there is still time to book their children’s places, for just over £2.25 per hour. During the hubs, coaches deliver a programme of sports, arts and games to… Read More >

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