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County council studies could bring major benefits to city transport corridors

Reports which highlight possible proposals to improve travel on three key corridors into Oxford have been published today by Oxfordshire County Council.

1 Jul 2016

Council welcomes convictions for men guilty of child sexual exploitation crimes

Oxfordshire County Council has praised the bravery of a victim who had to re-live her experiences in giving evidence that has led to the conviction of three men for offences linked to child sexual exploitation.

1 Jul 2016

Help stop loan sharks with money taken from loan sharks!

Local groups working in the Oxford area are encouraged to bid for cash, which has been confiscated from illegal money lenders, as part of an initiative organised by the England Illegal Money Lending Team in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Team.

1 Jul 2016

Top Shakespeare expert and rare artefacts come to Oxford libraries

The Shakespeare’s Dead or Alive festival celebrating the work of the Bard is continuing at county council libraries with talks from a leading scholar and a rare chance to view precious historical documents on special release from the Bodleian.

30 Jun 2016

Holidaymakers urged to take the Bard with them

Oxfordshire’s libraries are urging visitors to enjoy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Read’ as they launch a seasonal reading challenge for adults.

30 Jun 2016

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


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