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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 >

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 >

Green Spaces Challenge to warm up Christmas

Green Spaces Challenge to warm up Christmas

In preparation for Christmas, Healthy Bicester is once again launching a fun and free competition for people of all ages. Residents in Bicester are invited to explore the main green areas in the town with the chance to win a Fitbit or a family swim pass for Bicester Leisure Centre. As part of the Healthy… Read More >

Christmas markets are coming to Sheep Street

Christmas markets are coming to Sheep Street

OneBicester is delighted to announce that through working in partnership with Cherwell District Council they are able to host two Christmas Markets in Sheep Street, Bicester (Town Centre). Previously markets have been held at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre. The 2017 Christmas Markets will be held on Saturday 9 December and Saturday 23 December from 10am… Read More >

Co-working venture supports Bicester business in more ways than one

Co-working venture supports Bicester business in more ways than one

Local construction company Inside Out Developments Ltd has been awarded the contract to fit out new co-working space, Perch, on behalf of Cherwell District Council (CDC). The company was selected to carry out the internal fit out of the space in Franklins House, having successfully worked with the council on the recent Graven Hill Plot… Read More >

Film Fridays

Film Fridays

There are still two great movies lined up for our Film Fridays outdoor screening series which is taking place in Garth Park, Bicester. The film Grease is showing next, on Friday, 25 August, followed by The Magnificent Seven on 1 September. Grease is a classic movie based on the long-running Broadway hit, featuring John Travolta… Read More >

Silver screen nights out at Garth Park

Silver screen nights out at Garth Park

Bicester’s Garth Park will host a series of box office classics over the last weeks of summer as Cherwell District Council announces a programme of social outdoor screenings. The council is backing the screenings through Bicester’s Garden Town status, encouraging people to make the most of social, outdoor spaces while the summer sun shines. The… Read More >

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