On Thursday 6 May, you can have your say on who you want to represent you in Oxfordshire. All Oxfordshire County Council seats are up for election, as well as Oxford City, and West Oxfordshire and Cherwell district councils. The police and crime commissioner for the Thames Valley, who is responsible for securing efficient and effective policing of the area will also be chosen.
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Posted: Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:40 by Liz Cruse
Oxford's proposed Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has today been formally approved by the county council's Cabinet for launch in August.
The decision by the county council as Oxfordshire's transport authority now means the scheme can proceed after it was approved by Oxford City Council's Cabinet last week as the joint partner in the scheme.
Councillor Yvonne Constance, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:51 by Liz Cruse
Bus passengers are set to be benefit as services across the county are set to be improved and maintained in the New Year thanks to Oxfordshire County Council working with local bus operators and major employers.
Bus operators have also taken a number of measures to promote safe travel, by implementing social distancing measures on board, restricting capacity and enhancing cleaning regimes, particularly... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:49 by Liz Cruse
Ridgeway visitors urged not to damage historic route
Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website here or below:
Visitors to the Ridgeway National Trail in the south of Oxfordshire are being urged not to drive or park where they are not allowed, following an increase in reports of damage to the ancient trackway.
An increase in visitor numbers is expected over the Christmas holiday period at... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 15 Dec 2020 09:38 by Liz Cruse
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The Westgate Centre car park will be closed when it approaches full capacity to reduce congestion in Oxford city centre in the run-up to Christmas.
Oxfordshire County Council has introduced a temporary traffic regulation order (TTRO), which means the 1,000-space shopping centre car park can be closed when it becomes 90 per cent full, or the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 03 Dec 2020 12:56 by Liz Cruse
Stay alert as Oxfordshire moves into the tier 2 COVID alert level
From today, Wednesday 2 December, Oxfordshire is in the tier 2 alert level following the end of national lockdown.
Some existing guidance remains the same in that people should continue to work from home if they can do so, and education and childcare remain open. We're also being encouraged to travel only if essential to do so. But remember... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 11:24 by Liz Cruse
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Shoppers and people planning to support hospitality businesses in the run-up to Christmas are being encouraged to do so safely and avoid the busiest times.
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are providing free parking at Oxford's five park and ride sites from Saturday 5 December until Sunday 27 December, to support businesses and help reduce... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:02 by Liz Cruse
The final consultation for the proposed Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has now opened and runs until midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021.
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are now asking for views from residents, businesses and visitors on a revised ZEZ pilot proposal after a similar consultation was paused in March 2020 because of the pandemic.
The proposed ZEZ pilot aims to reduce... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:31 by Liz Cruse
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Residents will be given more of a say on how to stop drivers speeding in their neighbourhoods, thanks to a new organisation set up to tackle the problem in Oxfordshire.
The speeding taskforce group is a joint initiative involving Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and the Thames Valley... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:05 by Liz Cruse
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Dozens of neighbourhoods across Oxfordshire are enjoying smoother roads and pavements after this year's 'micro-surfacing' programme came to an end.
Oxfordshire County Council contractors took advantage of the milder weather between spring and autumn to treat 26 sites with 'micro asphalt' – a cost-effective and convenient method which protects... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:19 by Liz Cruse