April 1st, 2016

Election of Police & Crime Commissioner

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April 1st, 2016

Election of District Councillor

  Watch out for your poll card in the post Poll cards for those registered to vote in upcoming elections have now been issued to residents by West Oxfordshire District Council. The elections for 17 district seats, all seats on 19 Town and Parish Councils, a single vacancy on Chipping Norton Town Council and the […] Read more »

April 1st, 2016

Tree Consultation

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March 23rd, 2016

Wanted: Eyes & Ears in West Oxon!

Do you have an interest in the local landscape and/or planning issues?   If so, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) would love to hear from you! CPRE West Oxfordshire District has a small committee of volunteers who monitor and respond to planning and landscape issues across the area, and provide advice and support to […] Read more »

March 22nd, 2016

Celebrating Biomedical Research Open Day 21st April

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March 17th, 2016

Leafield Art Workshop

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March 16th, 2016


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March 14th, 2016

Pink Ribbon Walk at Blenheim – Saturday 14th May

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March 11th, 2016

Check your Easter bin collection times

West Oxfordshire residents are being reminded to check their bin collection times over the Easter weekend. Refuse and recycling collections will take place as normal on Good Friday (25 March) but the following week they will run one day later. Normal service will be resumed from 4 April. Residents can download a waste calendar and […] Read more »

March 11th, 2016

Photographers invited to capture the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

With Spring almost upon us and the focus on tourism, the Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Council tourism team are on the lookout for some iconic images of our glorious rural landscape, lively events and wonderful local towns. A newly launched 2016 competition is offering keen amateur photographers of all ages the opportunity to capture […] Read more »

March 11th, 2016

Open weekend set for lift-off

The countdown has begun to a special event offering residents discounted entry to a host of visitor attractions across West Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. The Welcome Open Weekend (WOW) is being held from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April and covers a total of 23 attractions in both districts. They include: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock Crocodiles […] Read more »

March 1st, 2016

Finstock Village Hall reopens after ten months

The newly rebuilt Finstock Village Hall is due to open on Saturday 9 April with an open day between 10.00am and 4.00pm for anyone to visit and view the facilities on offer. The hall has been built with extensive help by way of £160,000 of grants from Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd and West Oxfordshire District […] Read more »

February 29th, 2016

Dog owners urged to heed the microchip message

Dog owners are being reminded that it will soon be compulsory to have their four legged friend microchipped. From April 6, any dog that is found not to have been microchipped could see the owner facing a fine of £500. West Oxfordshire District Council picks up about 100 stray dogs every year, many of which […] Read more »

February 26th, 2016

Lady Reade Charity Invites Student Grant Applications

The Lady Reade Charity is a small local charity that gives modest grants towards the cost of books or equipment specific to their course of study to students leaving school and going on to tertiary education. Currently Brian Ford of Ramsden is their village representative for the Charity and is also covering Leafield. The Trustees […] Read more »

February 15th, 2016

WODC Parking Survey Revs Up Huge Response

A survey of car parking in West Oxfordshire has generated a massive response from residents and businesses.   Within the first few days of its launch, more than 1,000 forms were submitted and the number is continuing to steadily increase.   Interest in the initiative which covers West Oxfordshire District Council car parks across the […] Read more »

February 1st, 2016

Join the drive and register to vote today

Anyone in West Oxfordshire not registered to vote is being urged to sign up in time for key elections this year. Next week the National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD) will be encouraging people to register to vote ahead of West Oxfordshire District Council elections, parish and town council elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections […] Read more »

January 25th, 2016

Planting of Service Tree

A Service Tree (Sorbus Torminalis) was planted by members of the Parish Council, Chairman Juli King and Councillor Jackie Hitchman and volunteers from the village on Saturday 23rd January. The tree is to replace the horse chestnut which was removed and it is hoped that this will be an attractive addition to the trees in the […] Read more »

January 20th, 2016

District Council Update on Local Plan

Please click on the link for an update on the West Oxfordshire Local Plan and other related matters.  LDF Update January 2016 Read more »

January 11th, 2016

District Council Recycling advisors take to the streets

Two recycling advisors from West Oxfordshire District Council are taking to the streets to raise awareness of recycling by letting residents know what items can be picked up through the weekly household collection service. Both Liam Morley and Tess Evans are carrying out a district-wide door-to-door campaign visiting as many households as they can over […] Read more »

January 6th, 2016

Village Hall Car Park Public Consultation Meeting – Wed 20th Jan, 7.30pm in the Village Hall

There will be a Public Consultation evening with an opportunity to view draft proposals and drawings. Landscape architect for the project, Charlie Clews, will be available to answers questions. The Parish Council are seeking feedback and comments from residents to guide the project in order to finalise plans. There will be a further opportunity for consultation […] Read more »
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