Bicester News

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 >

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 >

Recycling Week lifts lid on blue bin contents

Recycling Week lifts lid on blue bin contents

Next week is Recycle Week 2017 and Cherwell District Council’s recycling experts will be on the road promoting their green message. The council is supporting national Recycling Week 2017, and the recycling team will be visiting Bicester market, holding a stall at Exeter Hall in Kidlington and making an appearance at Banbury Canal Day. The… Read More >

Friendship is the strongest foundation

Friendship is the strongest foundation

A group of seven families from Slough have come together to build their own community in Bicester. Mr Malik, originally from Delhi, India, immigrated to the UK with his and another family in 2002. They quickly created links and networks within Hounslow and soon found themselves in a group of friends consisting of 11 families.… Read More >

New eco business centre breaks ground

New eco business centre breaks ground

Yesterday (21 August), construction began on a new zero carbon business centre at the Elmsbrook development in Bicester. PERCH, Elmsbrook is one of two new co-working spaces brought to Bicester by Cherwell District Council (CDC) and is subject to support from European Regional Development Funding. The 1,400 sqm building will span three floors and accommodate… Read More >

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