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Council among nation’s best for children’s social care

Only a quarter of councils – including Oxfordshire – have passed Ofsted’s new harder inspection test for children’s social services, according to the watchdog’s annual report. The remaining three-quarters were found to be ‘inadequate’ or ‘requiring improvement’.

29 Jun 2016

Action-packed week for Bicester library’s grand opening

A week-long fiesta of events, sights and sounds is coming to Bicester’s new community library to mark its official opening.

27 Jun 2016

Statement from Oxfordshire County Council leader as regards EU referendum result

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, the Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, has responded to the EU referendum result.

24 Jun 2016

Multi-million pound boost fuels expansion of high-speed fibre broadband across Oxfordshire

Up to £6.75 million cash injection will extend fibre network to even more remote communities. Second phase of Better Broadband for Oxfordshire underway after first part completed on time and under budget. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey hails ‘tremendous progress’.

23 Jun 2016

Roll up, roll up – test your knowledge of council services at the Great Oxfordshire Shake Up!

Some council services in Oxfordshire are provided by the county council, others by the district or city councils. But do you know who does what?

22 Jun 2016

Official ‘switch on’ of the fibre broadband cabinet on White House Road, Oxford.

Andrew Smith, MP for Oxford East and members of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire project team together with councillors from Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are pictured at the official ‘switch on’ of the fibre broadband cabinet on White House Road, Oxford.

21 Jun 2016

County Council set to campaign for better rail links in Oxfordshire

Extra rail capacity between Oxford and Didcot, new rail services from Oxfordshire to Heathrow Airport and major upgrades to Oxford and Didcot railway stations are on a list of improvements the county council will campaign to see delivered in coming years.

21 Jun 2016

Firefighters complete Blenheim Palace major incident & salvage training

Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with staff at Blenheim Palace recently to undertake a test of the services tactical fire plan.

21 Jun 2016

Good news for Banbury's B1 bus service

Banbury’s B1 bus service, which was due to cease on July 20 as a result of the county council no longer being able to subsidise the service, will now continue beyond that date with Go Ride operating the route on a trial basis.

20 Jun 2016


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