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Economy

EZ-Charge Advocates for VAT Reduction on Public EV Charging to Boost Electric Vehicle Adoption

In a move to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption, Oxfordshire-based charge point operator EZ-Charge urges the UK government to cut VAT on public EV charging. The aim is to create an incentive for more drivers to transition to electric vehicles. Tackling VAT Disparity Public EV charging is currently subject to a 20% VAT, which is notably higher than the 5% rate for drivers who charge at home. EZ-Charge argues that […]

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Economy

Oxfordshire Sees Promising Visitor Economy Recovery in 2022, Yet Challenges Persist

Oxfordshire, known for its picturesque landscapes and rich history, is witnessing a steady return of visitors, as reported by Experience Oxfordshire. Despite this positive trend, the region's visitor economy still faces hurdles in regaining its pre-pandemic strength. Encouraging Growth Amidst Economic Challenges The 2022 Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire reveals a significant increase in visitor numbers and related spending compared to 2021. The county welcomed 26.5 million trips, […]

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Community

Oxford’s Christmas Light Festival 2023: A Celebration of Community and Creativity

Oxford is gearing up for its annual Christmas Light Festival, set to illuminate the city with creativity and community spirit from 17th to 19th November 2023. Coordinated by Oxford City Council, this year's festival promises an array of engaging activities, captivating light displays, and unique artistic collaborations. Throughout the festival weekend, artists and local communities will come together to create an enchanting experience filled with workshops, exhibitions, light trails, and […]

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Economy

North Oxford Corridor Project Wins National Sustainability Accolade

Oxfordshire County Council, in collaboration with their longstanding contractor Milestone Infrastructure, received accolades in three distinct categories at the Highways Awards. This recognition is attributed to their joint efforts on the north Oxford corridor improvement initiative. The primary goal of the north Oxford corridor initiative is to provide more convenient access to Oxford's city centre, streamline bus travel times, enhance pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, and bolster local residential and […]

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Economy

Marston Cycle Path in Oxford Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Oxford's well-trodden Marston cycle lane, which provides a vital link between Marston and the city centre, has reopened. Notably, the refurbishment efforts have culminated two weeks earlier than originally planned. Essential repair works were carried out on the Fignon Cycle bridge due to the previous structure's deteriorating state, which posed potential dangers to both cyclists and pedestrians. The renovation was also crucial for the safety of boaters navigating below the […]

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Charity

Oxfam’s Cowley Superstore Extends a Warm Welcome with Extended Hours and Special Half-Term Offers

The renowned charity store is seeking volunteers to help accommodate new opening days and is presenting an array of activities and budget-friendly meals for kids this October half-term. Oxfam’s flagship superstore, centrally located off Garsington Road in Cowley, is excited to announce its extension to six days a week operational hours and a plethora of activities and offers, specially designed for the upcoming October half-term. This decision comes as a […]

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Economy

Oxfordshire to Trial Innovative Street Lamps Boosting Connectivity with £250,000 Funding

Oxfordshire is set to pioneer multi-functional street columns capable of charging electric vehicles and enhancing wireless service coverage, following a £250,000 grant awarded to Oxfordshire County Council to trial groundbreaking digital technology. Acknowledging the growing need for superior wireless services, Oxfordshire is exploring smart infrastructure integrations into various street elements such as lamp posts, traffic lights, CCTV columns, benches, bins, and bus stops, to support the deployment of advanced wireless […]

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Economy

Oxford City Council and The Hill Group Partner to add 111 Affordable Homes to Canalside Development

In a landmark agreement, Oxford City Council is set to acquire 111 affordable homes from The Hill Group, a reputable housebuilder, at the Canalside development located south of the A40. This move aims to address the severe housing affordability crisis in Oxford, one of the most expensive places to live in the UK. The 111 homes are part of The Hill Group’s commitment to deliver 317 energy-efficient residences at Canalside. […]

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