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Council launches stricter policy for local cabbies

Council launches stricter policy for local cabbies

A new licensing policy that will introduce stricter standards for taxi and private hire drivers has now come into effect. On Monday, 9 January Cherwell District Council and South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) launched the joint Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Licensing Policy. The new policy aligns both councils’ policies, while also including a number of… Read More >

Final reminder to register electoral details

Final reminder to register electoral details

Final reminder letters have been sent to residents across Cherwell warning them they will be removed from the electoral register unless they confirm their details within 14 days. Under the national Individual Electoral Registration guidelines, the shared elections team at Cherwell District and South Northamptonshire Councils is required to undertake an annual review of elector… Read More >

Supporting the homeless this winter

Supporting the homeless this winter

Those sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness in Cherwell can count on the council’s continued support as Christmas approaches. Cherwell District Council supports a range of voluntary sector agencies through grant agreements to support individuals who are homeless or unsuitably housed. This includes providing funding for day centres: the Beacon Centre on Horsefair in… Read More >

Reminder to countdown to TENs

Reminder to countdown to TENs

People organising licensable festive celebrations are reminded they must obtain a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) or risk having their event cancelled. Landlords and owners of licensed premises who wish to extend their opening hours, and members of the public organising events which include entertainment or the sale of alcohol, must apply to Cherwell District Council… Read More >

An extra recycling bin

An extra recycling bin

As households stock up for another festive season, the council is urging people to be prepared for the leftovers. From Monday, 28 November, Cherwell District Council will host a month-long sale of the blue recycling bins which will cost a one-off fee of £18, saving residents £12 on the usual price. Thousands of extra blue… Read More >

Three is key to free

Three is key to free

Free parking will be temporarily introduced across car parks operated by Cherwell District Council to support Small Business Saturday and the January sales. On Saturday, 3 December car parking charges will be waived across council operated car parks in Banbury and Bicester to encourage shoppers to support Small Business Saturday. Then throughout January drivers will… Read More >

The safe and clean Halloween scene

The safe and clean Halloween scene

As the nights draw in over autumn many of us are looking forward to the colour and revelry that come with Halloween. Cherwell District Council wants everyone to have fun during Halloween, whether they take part in the festivities or not. The council is reinforcing this sentiment with some simple safety and recycling messages to… Read More >

Wasters will pay new penalty

Wasters will pay new penalty

Those illegally disposing of waste in the district will face tougher deterrents as the council announces plans to issue them with new penalties. On Monday, 3 October, a meeting of Cherwell District Council’s executive agreed to respond to a recent rise in flytipping by issuing fixed penalty notices (FPNs) of up to £250 to the… Read More >

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