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Alice in Wonderland themed campaign launched to support Oxford local businesses

"In the run-up to Christmas, Alice from Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland will be appearing on the streets of Oxford as part of a City Council campaign. The campaign, launched on November 15th, aims to encourage shoppers to return to the streets and support independent businesses." 

City council urges citizens to adopt climate-friendly behaviour

"Oxford City Council has published a list of nine key actions that communities and individuals can adopt in order to reduce their carbon footprint.

The Un-Covered Market: New audio tour of Oxford’s Covered Market launches

The audio tour combines a mixture of sound recordings, poetry snippets, and a series of overheard conversations.

Oxford Brookes plan for new student accommodation rejected again

This is now the second time such an application has been rejected, despite the recommendation of the Council’s planning officers that the Council approve the application. In 2019 a similar plan was rejected unanimously by the council, with concerns raised especially over the height of the new buildings.

March and Petition for first Hindu Temple in Oxfordshire

"Hindus from across Oxfordshire took to the streets on Monday evening, calling on the Council to help establish the county’s first Hindu Temple."

Oxford City Council announces measures for return of students

“Oxford is looking forward to having students back and feeling that life is returning to normal."

People advised not to leave Oxford as cases soar

Although people are not banned from leaving Oxford, authorities are asking people to act with care when travelling into and out of the city.

Meet the students running for the Green Party in Oxford

"The interesting thing about the current political landscape is that there is so much unharnessed power and potential of local government to transform our communities and start building an alternative society; one which is much more democratic, socially just, and environmentally just."

Oxford City Council makes plans to pedestrianise the city centre

"Oxford City Council is planning multiple initiatives to pedestrianise streets in Oxford."

£70,000 to be spent to boost Oxford tourism

All of the money together will fund Oxfordshire’s official tourism promotion organisation and sort out long-term logistical problems with coaches in the city centre.

Council pledges £50 million to retrofit homes

Oxford City Council is set to spend over £50 million in order to retrofit council homes, it has been announced.  The scheme is going ahead...

Oxford City Council calls for vaccine to be accessible

"The government has stated that everyone living in the UK will be able to access the vaccine, however failure to provide the right documentation as well as fear of accessing healthcare services are preventing people from receiving the vaccine."

Leaders in Oxford give support for 2040 net zero carbon emissions pledge

In a press release from the Oxford City Council, Councillor Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford said, “It is more important than ever that citizens, organisations, and governments at all levels show leadership to tackle the climate emergency head on. Our joint ambition to become a net zero city by 2040—ten years earlier than the target set by the Government—is a strong sign of the pace and ambition required."

Oxford residents reminded not to let their guard down as COVID cases remain high

Despite a slight decline in the spread of COVID-19 within Oxfordshire, infection rates are still higher than they were in December. According to figures published...

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