Local News

Local County Councillor welcomes A361 improvements

Important works to improve safety on the A361 are now complete. The 16km road between Banbury and Chipping Norton has benefitted from a £4 million investment after the Road Safety Foundation identified it as one of the 50 sections of A-class roads in the UK with the highest risk of accidents.

Furlough scheme protects 18,000 North Oxfordshire jobs

New stats released have shown that 18,000 jobs in North Oxfordshire have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme whilst 4400 self-employed people have received grants worth almost £14.5 million to help with the impact of the coronavirus on their livelihoods.

Regenerated Crown House ready for new occupants

A derelict Banbury office block that has lain empty for 26 years has been transformed into modern apartments thanks to an £8 million investment by Cherwell District Council.

Cherwell tree coverage to double by 2045

Up to 3 million new trees will be planted across the Cherwell District after the Council backed a cross-party motion to double tree coverage by 2045.