Based in Garth House, in the beautiful Garth Park, Bicester Town Council are the smallest of the three local authority tiers, but the closest to the residents.
Bicester Town Council has a total staff or 12, who work very hard to deliver services to our residents together with outside contractors. Bicester Town Council has over 60 play areas that have to be maintained on a weekly basis, including checking the equipment from a Health and Safety point of view, litter picking, mowing the grass, cutting back the shrubs etc.
There are also numerous open space and parks that also have to be maintained, including the Bure Park linear park, Garth Park, Langford Meadows and many other smaller ones. Bicester Town Council also provide and maintain a number of sports pitches and pavilions, that can be rented on a game by game basis. Bicester Town council are also responsible for five allotment sites which total over 300 plots, and the town cemetery situated between St Edburg’s Church and Pingle Field.
Currently Bicester Town council are looking to take on additional responsibilities as a result of cutbacks at Oxfordshire County Council, including the cutting of the highway grass verges.
Add to that numerous town events that range from Civic and Remembrance services and parades, music in the park several times a year, annual carnival, Christmas Lights switch on, fund raising events for the Mayors charities, Teddy Bears picnic and activity day to name but few.
For more information about Bicester Town Council visit www.bicester.gov.uk