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Didcot Transport Schemes Consultation

Oxfordshire County Council is consulting on initiatives that will be put forward as part of a Government bid for funding under the Housing Infrastructure Fund. and local people are being given the chance to give their views. There is significant … Continue reading

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Clifton Hampden Quarry Update

Oxfordshire County Council transport officials are not happy with Hills Quarry Products’ latest plans to mitigate lorry movements out of the proposed quarry site off Abingdon Road. Transport Control Officer Geoffrey Arnold says he’s not been persuaded by the proposals … Continue reading

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Roads Maintenance Boost

Road users will be well aware of the disastrous effect that the freezing conditions of last Winter had on the condition of Oxfordshire’s road network. In response, Oxfordshire County Council is planning to substantially increase the budget for highways maintenance.  … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Waste Consultation

Do you know that each household in Oxfordshire produces one tonne of waste each year?  We have been amongst the best in the country at recycling and composting for a few years now, at about 60%, but recycling rates have … Continue reading

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Quarry Application Refused

Yesterday afternoon Oxfordshire County Council’s Planning Committee voted against the proposals from Hills Quarry Products for a quarry on land at Clifton Hampden.  The committee voted by 11 votes to reject the application.  There were no votes in favour, with … Continue reading

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Optimism Over New Roads for Didcot Garden Town

To support the Didcot Garden Town plan, Oxfordshire County Council has submitted a £250m application to the government for a package of road improvements. It would fund what’s called “essential infrastructure” for the Garden Town’s wider area of influence which … Continue reading

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Changes to DIY charging at OCC Recycling Centres

From Sunday 1st October 2017 the charges for the disposal of non-household waste are changing.  The existing DIY 1,2,3 for free scheme, which has been in place for 15 years, is being replaced by a small fixed fee per item. … Continue reading

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County Councillor Re-elected

Those residents who did not keep up to date with the results of the County Council Elections as they were announced yesterday may be interested to know that Lynda Atkins (Independent) was re-elected as Councillor for the Wallingford Division and … Continue reading

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County Council Elections – 4th May

A reminder that elections for all sixty-three seats on the Oxfordshire County Council will take place on Thursday 4th May. Details of the election and the candidates standing can be found on the OCC website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/county-council-elections-thursday-4-may Long Wittenham is within … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire Unitary Authority Proposals

You may have read about proposals to create one unitary authority in Oxfordshire to replace the current six councils – one county council, four district councils and one city council. A website – One Oxfordshire – has been created by … Continue reading

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