Bicester News

Feedback sought to help the Garden Town grow

Feedback sought to help the Garden Town grow

Residents in Bicester are being asked to give their aspirations, hopes and opinions on the town’s future at a special engagement event. From Thursday, 10 March until Saturday, 12 March Cherwell District Council will host a public exhibition and consultation in the town centre to help shape Bicester’s identity as a Garden Town. Residents, traders… 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 >

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 >

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 >

Great success for Whitelands Farm Sports Ground’s launch

Great success for Whitelands Farm Sports Ground’s launch

On Saturday, 30 September Parkwood Leisure in partnership with Cherwell District Council, Bicester Town Council and Healthy Bicester launched the new facility that will provide opportunities for sports participation, alongside new spaces for social events. Despite the chilly autumn day, many people took part in the event and enjoyed all the fun and healthy activities… 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 >

Contributions are key to Ambrosden growth

Contributions are key to Ambrosden growth

A housing scheme proposed for Ambrosden can go ahead subject to the developer contributing, amongst other things, to schooling and open space. On Thursday, 28 September, Cherwell District Council’s planning committee granted permission for a development of 85 homes, subject to legal agreement. Of these, 35 per cent will be classed as affordable homes. The… Read More >

Cherwell delivers on housing promise

Cherwell delivers on housing promise

Choice and opportunity for householders in north Oxfordshire continue to improve following another very successful year of new home delivery. Statistics released by Cherwell District Council show 1,102 housing completions in the district for the financial year 2016 to 2017. Of these, 28 per cent (312) were affordable homes, by far exceeding the council’s own… Read More >

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