More than 10,000 rural homes and businesses in West Oxfordshire now have access to ultrafast full-fibre internet, providing them with some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world.
: 14/12/2020 13:23:57
An NHS Covid-19 testing centre is to be built in Witney to improve support for residents.
The building will be situated in the Woodford Way car park and is expected to remain for at least three mon...
: 04/12/2020 13:49:09
Residents are being advised to be extra vigilant, particularly over half-term, as cases of coronavirus continue to spread across the county.
Evidence shows that, in the past two weeks, the virus ha...
: 23/10/2020 14:43:12
Better, the largest operator of municipal leisure facilities in the UK releases gym usage data since reopening:
West Oxfordshire has seen a total of 20537 visits to their local gyms
: 21/10/2020 12:31:33
This week sees the launch of Keep Britain Tidy's Great British September Clean - the national campaign which encourages more of us to get involved in keeping litter off our streets and out of the envi...
: 10/09/2020 19:27:07
Residents are being reminded to check what they are placing in their recycling bins as contamination is increasing.
The Council has noticed an increasing number of items such as nappies, food and p...
: 22/06/2020 15:09:07
Plans to modify Witney town centre following the reopening of non-essential shops are set to be put in place by the end of the week.
The scheme, which involves the imposition of a 20mph speed limit...
: 16/06/2020 09:56:06
The Dix Pit household waste recycling centre at Stanton Harcourt will reopen on Monday 18 May but residents are being urged to hold their visit unless it is absolutely essential.
Long tailbacks are...
: 11/05/2020 12:09:33
Residents are being urged to avoid contaminating their recycling bins with ordinary waste.
This week a growing number of collections have been mixed with a variety of non-recyclable items such as t...
: 23/04/2020 18:02:07
Residents and businesses are being urged not to dump waste in communal recycling areas.
The Council's officers have noticed a growing problem of fly-tipping at its 'bring sites' following the closu...
: 30/03/2020 13:15:51
West Oxfordshire District Council has announced how it will support businesses with the social distancing measures in place to reduce the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19).
Some local business prope...
: 30/03/2020 13:13:30
Witney's Shopmobility service will close at 4pm today (Monday)
The decision was made in keeping with Government guidelines designed to minimise the impact of the virus on the most vulnerable.
: 23/03/2020 15:22:42
West Oxfordshire District Council has taken the decision to close three of its face-to-face customer access points in response to the developing situation with Coronavirus.
The Town Centre Shop, in...
: 18/03/2020 17:50:38
A special open day offering taster sessions of sports and activities for the over-55s and those with disabilities will take place in Witney.
The Have a Go event at the Windrush Leisure Centre will ...
: 06/03/2020 17:12:02
A youth club has been able to move into a new home after landing a special grant.
The club, previously at North Witney Community Church, has moved into the Madley Park Community Hall following the...
: 31/01/2020 16:12:37
Oxfordshire County Council and six partners have demonstrated their commitment to work as a partnership and tackle rough sleeping by agreeing to invest £738,000, over two years in hostel accommodation...
: 19/12/2019 13:32:30
Four more under-35s will be given a potentially 'life-changing' opportunity in the New Year as another home becomes available as part of a community housing project in West Oxfordshire.
: 19/12/2019 13:11:08
A major initiative to ensure hundreds of long-term empty properties are brought back into use is set to be launched by the Council.
The Long Term Empty Property Strategy is designed to identify ho...
: 04/11/2019 19:40:35
Residents in West Oxfordshire can make their views heard on all matters to do with water at a special event later this month.
The Water Day on Tuesday 22 October will hear presentations from the En...
: 02/10/2019 15:58:05
Private landlords in West Oxfordshire are being invited to have their say as part of a new forum being set up by the District Council.
The aim of the event is for the council to provide support an...
: 25/01/2019 16:32:24
West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees.
Householders already signed up for garden waste collections can simply put them out on their next ...
: 28/12/2018 23:52:47
With the Christmas party season in full swing, residents are being warned to stay safe and check their taxi is safe and legal.
Customers are being urged to look out for the Council's licence plate...
: 14/12/2018 13:14:27
Girls’ football in West Oxfordshire is booming thanks to the launch of a state-of-the-art pitch.
The new facility has coincided with surge in membership for the Witney Wildcats with more than 70 g...
: 12/12/2018 16:07:01
A “tired” playground has been given a new lease of life thanks to a joint council initiative.
Ralegh Crescent play area at Deer Park, Witney has undergone a £63,000 refurbishment and has been comp...
: 05/12/2018 12:29:18
West Oxfordshire residents wanting to recycle more can now swap to a larger recycling wheelie bin for free.
The current blue-lidded bin for recycling materials is a standard 240 litre size, but th...
: 21/11/2018 17:09:05
A major campaign designed to give independent retailers a special boost is being backed by West Oxfordshire District Council.
Small Business Saturday encourages people to back their local shops on...
: 09/11/2018 10:49:17
Once Halloween is over, West Oxfordshire residents can recycle their unwanted pumpkins as part of their weekly food waste collection service.
Pumpkins can either be left alongside waste and recycl...
: 24/10/2018 19:57:15
Some residents in West Oxfordshire could see their council tax payments reduced or even cut completely if changes to a key scheme are given the green light.
A consultation has been launched by Wes...
: 03/10/2018 13:02:51
Users of mobility scooters in the District are being reminded that they can have them tested for safety next month.
Free electric checks are being carried out in Witney on 4 October and Chipping N...
: 19/09/2018 15:02:58
Applications are invited for four newly-built affordable homes that are the first to come forward as the result of a unique partnership between Blenheim Estate Homes and West Oxfordshire District Coun...
: 13/09/2018 08:47:58
Work on the major expansion of Carterton Leisure Centre has drawn closer with the appointment of the main contractor.
The Buckingham Group are set to start building in the autumn after winning the...
: 23/08/2018 08:35:15
Residents are being prompted to check their electoral registration details are correct and to act quickly to make their vote count.
The Council is writing to more than 47,000 households in the Dis...
: 23/08/2018 08:34:29
New welfare laws will mean that more people who run animal businesses will have to register with their local council.
Dog day boarders, keepers of exhibition animals and some dog breeders must con...
: 25/07/2018 19:15:40
Parents faced with the prospect of having to keep their kids entertained during the summer holidays have been thrown a lifeline.
Staff at GLL Better, which manages West Oxfordshire District Counci...
: 20/07/2018 08:56:10
Residents, businesses and organisations are being offered the chance to have their say on a proposed garden village set to be built to the north of the A40 near Eynsham.
A consultation has been la...
: 23/06/2018 00:08:35
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has completed the sale of Eynsham Hall, one of Oxfordshire’s leading country house hotels at the gateway to the Cotswolds.
This grand buildi...
: 01/05/2018 15:02:35
Sound investment and efficient operation have meant West Oxfordshire District Council is once again able to charge the second lowest council tax in England.
The Council has set a three per cent in...
: 29/03/2018 15:48:09
Bin collections in West Oxfordshire have resumed today (Monday 5 March).
Despite facing challenging conditions last week, West Oxfordshire District Council’s contractor, Ubico Ltd, managed to comp...
: 05/03/2018 19:43:08
Please be aware that there will be no bin collections in West Oxfordshire on Friday and Saturday (2 and 3 March).
Ubico Ltd, our waste contractor, will continue to monitor the weather conditions a...
: 01/03/2018 20:11:54
West Oxfordshire District Council is backing a deal set to unlock funding to provide thousands of homes and deliver major infrastructure upgrades in key areas such as the A40.
Cllr James Mills, Le...
: 14/02/2018 18:15:53
Letters are being sent to all householders in West Oxfordshire encouraging them to sign up for this year’s garden waste collection service.
The new subscription year starts from 1 April 2018 to 31...
: 17/01/2018 18:05:34
The release of sky lanterns and helium balloons from West Oxfordshire District Council land could be banned after Cabinet members backed the proposal.
Cllr Andrew Coles and Cllr Toby Morris with heli...
: 11/01/2018 19:30:22
Work is set to start on a major upgrade of a Witney football pitch after cash backing was given the green light by councillors.
Cabinet members at West Oxfordshire District Council have recommende...
: 10/01/2018 17:25:28
A proposal that could lead to creating more car parking spaces in Witney will be considered by West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 10 January.
The Council will be considering ...
: 03/01/2018 16:56:45
Landowners, housing associations and planners from West Oxfordshire District Council met to discuss the future of affordable housing in the area.
The aim of the workshop was to generate ideas and p...
: 18/12/2017 19:31:13
With so much waste produced over the festive season, West Oxfordshire District Council is reminding residents how they can cut down on their waste by recycling as much as possible.
Extra recycling ...
: 13/12/2017 19:01:04
Weather permitting, and where it is safe to do so, crews will be collecting bins as scheduled for the rest of the week. If your bin is not emptied, please report it as a missed collection.
: 13/12/2017 10:28:17
Bin collections cancelled – Tuesday 12 December
Due to the icy road conditions there is no bin collection service in West Oxfordshire today (Tuesday 12 December) – this includes bulky househ...
: 12/12/2017 14:57:06
Due to snow and icy road conditions, there is a limited bin collection service in West Oxfordshire today, Monday 11 December.
West Oxfordshire District Council hope that any outstanding collections...
: 11/12/2017 09:09:49
A new housing development in Witney will feature streets named after individuals who have had a major influence on the town.
The West Witney scheme, the first phase of which is now under way, will...
: 05/12/2017 17:31:18
West Oxfordshire District Council is urging people to support Small Business Saturday on 2 December 2017 by shopping locally at independent retailers, as well as reminding everyone that car parking in...
: 28/11/2017 10:55:44
West Oxfordshire District Council is planning to buy a property in a bid to avoid people being made homeless.
The move is designed to address the need for emergency housing and help avoid resident...
: 10/11/2017 17:10:58
More than 4,600 homes and businesses in West Oxfordshire will be connected to ultrafast full fibre broadband by the end of 2019 thanks to a major new contract worth more than £8m.
The contract wil...
: 30/10/2017 16:36:39
Affordable housing targets are being met in West Oxfordshire, new figures reveal.
In the first quarter of 2017, a total of 24 new homes have been built by Sovereign Housing Association in the Dist...
: 27/09/2017 16:27:53
With the introduction of a new, improved recycling collection service from 2 October, some households across West Oxfordshire will see a change to their collection day.
A recycling guide and a ca...
: 22/09/2017 18:39:12
Rural businesses looking for cash to back their ventures are invited to find out how dedicated European funding may help them.
On Tuesday 10 October at Standlake Village Hall, they will be able to...
: 20/09/2017 18:12:15
A major new scheme designed to tackle homelessness in West Oxfordshire has been given the green light.
The Families First project will work with families and couples in a bid to prevent homelessne...
: 20/09/2017 17:45:13
Each year every household in the UK is sent a Household Enquiry Form to check the right people are registered to vote.
West Oxfordshire residents are being urged to help keep public sector costs d...
: 29/08/2017 16:19:19
Residents can now use plastic bags such as carrier bags and pedal bin liners, to line their food waste bins.
West Oxfordshire District Council collects food waste every week and takes it to the Ag...
: 17/07/2017 16:20:38
West Oxfordshire residents who are yet to inform the District Council that they no longer want their garden waste bin, should get in touch now to arrange removal.
The Council is currently collecti...
: 26/06/2017 10:23:08
From October wheelie bins will replace black boxes for most of our recycling, the only exception being glass which will still be collected separately in black boxes.
During the summer you will rec...
: 20/06/2017 22:05:14
A document outlining counter-proposals to plans for the creation of a single unitary Oxfordshire council has been submitted to the new Government.
It comes in response to the proposals for a unita...
: 16/06/2017 15:42:28
The nominations period for standing as a Member of Parliament for the Witney constituency in the General election on 8 June has closed.
The candidates are:
Laetisia Carter (Labour)
: 12/05/2017 11:51:29
A children's charity has been given a boost of more than £3,000 thanks to a special fundraising event.
Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, which offers respite and end of life care for children, yo...
: 28/04/2017 12:06:41
A photographic exhibition celebrating the mature dancer is to go on display in Witney.
Joie de Vivre is a collection of images designed to showcase the beauty and vitality of older dancers with th...
: 21/04/2017 18:35:14
With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Oxfordshire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.
: 22/03/2017 09:53:53
Letters are being sent to householders in West Oxfordshire encouraging them to sign up for a new opt-in garden waste collection service.
The new subscription-only service starts from the beginning...
: 07/02/2017 10:46:27
West Oxfordshire residents are being warned to guard against bogus callers telling them their council tax bands maybe too high.
Several residents have been in touch with the District Council sayin...
: 01/02/2017 16:36:38
Cogges has had a terrific start to the new year! We're delighted to say that we'll be launching an ambitious and exciting £1.95m project exploring 1,000 years of Cogges' history and interpreting the s...
: 24/01/2017 17:55:09
Cabinet members have given the green light for West Oxfordshire District Council to acquire an area of meadow land near Witney town centre.
The site covering 0.92 acres is adjacent to Bishop’s Far...
: 17/01/2017 15:09:11
Plans to expand playground facilities at Madley Park in Witney are to go on display to the public.
West Oxfordshire District Council has arranged for three designs for the scheme to be exhibited a...
: 13/01/2017 18:22:04
The A40 dual carriageway is closed between the Burford roundabout and the junction at the A415 for Witney following a major crash this morning. It is being reported that one person has died and two ar...
: 28/12/2016 11:04:19
Residents are being reminded that they can recycle their Christmas tree with their garden waste.
Real trees, along with holly, ivy and mistletoe can be put out for recycling after garden waste col...
: 23/12/2016 12:01:57
West Oxfordshire District councillors have backed revised plans for a new devolution deal.
The new plan proposes the formation of a combined authority involving Oxfordshire’s district councils and...
: 16/12/2016 21:04:32
A comprehensive new parking strategy is on track for West Oxfordshire following approval by councillors.
Cabinet members voted in favour of the strategy which will sets out the need for more parki...
: 15/12/2016 13:59:38
With so much waste produced over the festive season, West Oxfordshire District Council has put measures in place to help residents recycle as much as possible.
The Council will be collecting extra ...
: 14/12/2016 08:40:09
West Oxfordshire District Council collects hundreds of tonnes of fallen leaves from footpaths and streets each autumn helping to prevent flooding during heavy downpours and maintaining a clean and saf...
: 30/11/2016 17:46:21
West Oxfordshire District Council is supporting Small Business Saturday on 3 December 2016 and is urging people to shop locally at independent retailers and reminding everyone that car parking is free...
: 29/11/2016 14:20:08
Elderly and disabled residents looking to ease their Christmas shopping worries are being urged to use a free service designed to make their trip easier.
Witney Shopmobility offers the use of a mo...
: 25/11/2016 15:43:54
The operators of a voluntary bus service have welcomed a council move to arrange car parking while passengers enjoy their shopping trip.
The Villager service which operates services from Chipping ...
: 21/11/2016 18:37:36
Residents and businesses in Witney flocked to the first public exhibition of the West Oxfordshire draft Local Plan.
Within the first hour of opening at the town’s Corn Exchange, scores of people h...
: 21/11/2016 13:28:20
BT has identified 72 public payphones in the district that they propose to remove and they have placed consultation notices on all the relevant payphones.
View the BT consultation letter, including...
: 02/11/2016 17:42:52
Following a car parking survey which took place earlier in the year, West Oxfordshire District Council is now seeking people’s views on its’ new parking strategy.
Over 2,600 people completed the c...
: 01/11/2016 13:40:59
West Oxfordshire District Council Leader James Mills has appointed two new members to his Cabinet.
Cllr Carol Reynolds will take on responsibility for Environment and Community Safety, while Cllr ...
: 28/10/2016 16:34:15
Don’t let your Halloween pumpkin go to waste …
That is the message from West Oxfordshire District Council which is keen to see as many pumpkins recycled as possible.
Once Halloween is over, re...
: 21/10/2016 11:49:47
Conservative candidate Robert Courts had been elected to replace David Cameron as the MP for Witney to replace David Cameron.
Liberal Democrat candidate Liz Leffman polled 11,611 votes giving Tory ...
: 21/10/2016 09:02:55
Organisers of a special celebration in Carterton are hoping this year’s event will be bigger and brighter than ever.
Free workshops are being held in November to give people the chance to make the...
: 20/10/2016 15:57:59
Normal Collection --> Revised Collection
Monday 26 December --> Wednesday 28 December
Tuesday 27 December --> Thursday 29 December
Wednesday 28 December --> Friday 30 Decembe...
: 19/10/2016 21:38:38
Residents in West Oxfordshire are being warned of a phone scam that is currently taking place across the country.
Fraudsters pretending to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are calling unsus...
: 05/10/2016 09:30:01
West Oxfordshire’s new waste and recycling collection dates are now published for the next 2016/17 months and can be viewed and downloaded online at www.westoxon.gov.uk.
As well as accessing online...
: 26/09/2016 16:25:24
Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to stand down as MP for Witney.
He had said he would continue as an MP until the next general election, but today's resignation will trigger a by-election ...
: 12/09/2016 16:10:54
West Oxfordshire District Council is supporting the launch of 105, a new national three-digit helpline telephone number that will make it quicker and easier for people to report a power cut.
: 06/09/2016 17:30:25
West Oxfordshire District Council has signed up to the Courtauld Commitment, a pledge to cut food and drink waste by 20 per cent before 2025.
The Courtauld Commitment 2025 is a voluntary agreement...
: 16/08/2016 18:07:09
A new co-operative to commission local bus services across West Oxfordshire is to be set up after councillors agreed to fund its start-up costs.
A total of £800 will be allocated to the group whic...
: 29/07/2016 10:02:53
An exciting new retail business opened at 47 Market Square in Witney on Saturday 9th July - The Little Emporium.
Previously home to Cotswold Kids, the Grade II listed 2-storey shop now features a g...
: 12/07/2016 14:02:56
Former West Oxfordshire District Council Leader Sir Barry Norton has been made an Honorary Alderman.
Sir Barry is the first councillor in the district to receive the ceremonial title since the dis...
: 29/06/2016 18:54:43
From October next year (2017) West Oxfordshire residents will be able to put the majority of recycling items that are currently placed in black boxes, all together into a wheelie bin.
: 24/06/2016 14:38:17
Senior West Oxfordshire residents are being invited to take part in a special sporting competition.
The Better Club Games targeted at the over-55s are being held at the Windrush Leisure Centre in ...
: 01/04/2016 16:26:43
Poll cards for those registered to vote in upcoming elections have now been posted to residents by West Oxfordshire District Council.
The elections for 17 district seats, all seats on 19 Town and P...
: 31/03/2016 13:01:21
A high footfall area in the centre of Witney is to be repaved making it safer and more attractive for residents and visitors.
The area is at the lower end of the Market Square, near the Woolgate e...
: 29/03/2016 09:28:15