Abingdon reservoir consultation

Water regulator Ofwat published documents revealing plans for reservoirs across England in a bid to tackle the effects of climate change. These include a huge reservoir at Abingdon. The plans for the Abingdon reservoir suggest it would cover the equivalent of 2,500...

A vision for transport in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council have big ambitions for the county, set out out in our new transport plan. At its heart is the delivery of a zero carbon transport network by 2040 which will be achieved by ensuring the need to travel is reduced, and that walking, cycling,...

Stonesfield Stumble – 1 Jan 2022

At 11.16 on New Year’s Day around 40 people (plus lots of dogs) convened at The Cross, ready for the off. The rain stopped just in time for the start of the 2022 Stonesfield Stumble. Soon we were heading down Well Lane and up the Oxfordshire Way. The going was...

White Horse update

DECEMBER UPDATE 2021 Dear friends,As we head into the holidays, I wanted to drop a quick line with our thanks to you all for your ongoing support for our campaign to save The White Horse. It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed since our treasured village...

Apply for Primary School

Parents of children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 (inclusive) need to apply for an infant or primary school place for September 2022. The deadline to apply for Primary School is 15 January 2022....

Free roll of food caddy liners. Get yours in December

Pick up your free food waste caddy liners today from any Oxfordshire library, throughout December, while stocks last. With tons of turkey, bowls of Brussel sprouts and plates full of potatoes, it’s no wonder food waste increases at this time of year. To help you get...

Have your say on proposed budget plans for 2022/23

Oxfordshire County Council want funding to go where it’s most needed, making Oxfordshire greener, fairer and healthier for everyone. We plan on investing £21 million to deliver a long-term, positive impact on local communities across the county, including...

COVID-19 Omicron in Oxfordshire – 2 Dec

As of today there is one confirmed case and two highly probable cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant have been detected in Oxfordshire. All three individuals are now self-isolating and their close contacts have been informed and asked to self-isolate. Our public...

Moving to 20mph

On 19 October Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet voted to endorse proposals to make it simpler, quicker and less cost prohibitive to lower speeds to 20mph on most urban areas and village streets in places where it is both suitable and supported by residents. The...

Take part in Rural Isolation Survey

Have your say on rural isolation! Are you affected by it? Do you know someone that is? Community First Oxfordshire (CFO) on behalf of Healthwatch Oxfordshire is undertaking a short survey to better understand the levels of rural isolation felt in rural communities....

New Opening – Come and work for CFO!

Community First Oxfordshire is looking for a Senior Administrator and company secretary – if you are creative and highly organised this could be the role for you. The Senior Administrator will manage the smooth running of the office, take a lead on CFO communications,...

Flood Fair – 4 Nov

West Oxfordshire District Council will be hosting a Flood Fair in Witney to inform residents about how to prepare and what to do during a flood. The Flood Fair is open to the public and it will take place in Witney Town Centre on Thursday November 4, 2021 in two...

Stick and Flick

When you are out for a walk with your dog and he or she needs to stop to answer nature’s number two call, what do you do? Do you bag the waste and bin it? But what if there isn’t a bin near by – which is often the case when out in the fields –...