Boundary Commission reveals draft changes for Oxford electoral boundaries

Image Credit: Newprogressive, Mtcv, OpenStreetMap contributors The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has recently revealed its draft plans for changes to council wards in Oxfordshire. The plans come as part of a wider review of electoral boundaries across the country, which aim to ensure that all areas of the country are equally represented. The Head of […]

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City Council plans heat-sharing network

Oxford University and Oxford City Council have jointly funded a £136,000 study into the possibility of creating a shared heat network amongst the laboratories and businesses of Oxford. Should a heat network be built, it could cut carbon emissions and save an estimated 20 percent on heating bills in the long term. Oxford, it should be noted, aims […]

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New train stations

Oxford could be set to gain 2 new train stations by 2022. The proposal would see the stations being constructed at Cowley and Oxford Science Park. The proposals were mentioned by Oxford City Council leader Bob Price at a meeting with Chiltern Railways directors at the Saïd Business School. At present, the current station at the Science […]

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More Students Join Race for Council

The university’s top Conservatives have announced their support for two students running in the Oxford City Council elections next month. Maryam Ahmed, a DPhil Engineering student at Wolfson and current OUCA Treasurer-elect, will be running for the Carfax Ward. She said she would focus part of her campaign on housing issues. “I am delighted to […]

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A floody disgrace!

  Flooded students are feeling abandoned by the council after claims they were refusing to distribute sandbags unless lives were in “lethal danger”. The flooding was so severe that council workers operating a pumping system near Abingdon Road stopped the system for just half an hour and caused over 200 houses to go onto “red alert”. Mehrunissa Sajjad, a third year at Merton who was staying at […]

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