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Oxford’s electric bus plan may be scuppered by costs

Oxford has bid to become Britain’s first all-electric bus city. However, the plan may be scuppered by costs, says the Council. In February, Oxford City Council...

Pembroke provides food for 100 homeless people

Pembroke College is providing homeless people in Oxford with three meals a day in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The College is participating in...

Rhodes Trust aims to renovate headquarters

The Rhodes Trust has applied for permission to renovate its headquarters to become a “world-class convening centre.” The planning permission will be considered by...

Oxfordshire could become the UK’s first smoke free county

Last Thursday Oxfordshire’s Health Improvement Board discussed a plan to reduce the number of smokers in the county. The scheme has been proposed following...

Oxford City Council maintains tax reduction

Oxford City Council has unanimously voted to maintain its council tax reduction (CTR) scheme into 2020/2021 as part of its commitment to tackle poverty...

Oxford City Council says “no” to nuclear weapons

Oxford City Council has called on the British Government to sign the International Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The resolution, proposed by Councillor John Tanner, was agreed...

Local libraries: do we still need them?

What is a library? Most of us would describe them as a place to study (or at least pretend to), or somewhere to find...

Council makes £19 Million Climate Commitment

Oxford City Council has pledged £19 Million for a Climate Emergency Budget in response to the Assembly on Climate Change. They are working on a number of different initiatives, such as a network of charging ports for electric vehicles in the city and introducing electric busses.

Oxford City Council launch new provision to tackle homelessness

Oxford City Council have announced a new provision designed to tackle homelessness. The scheme, known as the ‘Somewhere Safe to Stay’ service, will provide...

Councils raise concerns over Oxford-Cambridge Expressway plans

With Highways England in line to open a consultation on the proposed ‘expressway’ between Oxford and Cambridge, two Oxfordshire councils have signaled their opposition...

Oxford City Council announces new youth support strategy

The Council's new Children and Young People’s Strategy will replace the current Youth Ambition Strategy and Children and Young People’s Plan

Council opens new hub to tackle homelessness

The hub will be used by multiple groups focused on reducing homelessness, including St Mungo's and Crisis

Oxford City Council backs a People’s Vote

The Council becomes only the second in the country to join calls for a vote on the final outcome of the Brexit negotiations

Campaign launched for ‘Oxford Living Wage’

The petition reflects Oxford City Council’s recent commitment to pay its employees an ‘Oxford Living Wage’, which stands at 95% of the London living wage

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