Based at Bodicote House near Banbury, Cherwell District Council provides a variety of statutory services to residents but is possibly most recognised for emptying the waste and recycling bins for every home in the district. However the council does more than just organise bin collections and is responsible for:
- Developing and delivering planning policies for the district
- Determining planning applications
- Payment of benefits
- Provision of housing
- Ownership and provision of leisure facilities
- Delivering economic growth
- Street cleansing and flytip investigations
- Investigating antisocial behaviour
- Conversation area appraisals and preservation
The council headquarters are based at Bodicote House, it has Link Points based in Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington where residents can access its services and depots for the environmental service’s team in Banbury and Bicester.
Cherwell is also responsible for collecting council tax payments from residents, although it only keeps 7.7 per cent of the money collected, which equates to £123.50 a year for a Band D property. The rest of the money is shared between Oxfordshire County Council (76.8 per cent/ £1,232.46), Thames Valley Police (10.2 per cent/ £163.70) and the relevant town/ parish council 5.3 per cent).
For more information about Cherwell District Council visit www.cherwell.gov.uk