Cherwell District Council

Election results for 2019

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Cherwell count begins

Verification of votes at Cherwell District Council is now complete and it is confirmed the turnout was 32.92%.

Let the counting commence!

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Council 'can't do much more' to stop illegal encampments

A study by an Oxfordshire council has suggested the authority cannot do much more to stop unauthorised traveller camps in the area.

A Cherwell District Council report shows the number of encampments have increased in three years from five in 2015 to 28 in 2018.

The report noted one large group which occupied various car parks around Oxford last year contained 35 caravans and 25 vehicles.

The total cost of eviction, repairing damage clearing up waste and defending the land against further incursion was more than £60,000

About 25 caravans moved onto the park and ride site in Bicester in April 2018

Council considers future as partnership ends

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The future of how Cherwell District Council will run its services will be discussed later.

For the last eight years Cherwell has been in partnership with neighbouring district South Northants.

That council is about to merge in to a unitary authority for the whole of Northamptonshire leaving Cherwell on its own.

The council's executive is being advised to continue with the same systems and contracts.

They will also look at the councils medium-term financial plan, which is warning of a £4.3m gap in its budget by the year 2024 if nothing changes.

'Recycling elves' bring present joy to heart surgery boy

A little boy who has been recovering from heart surgery has been given an early Christmas gift from his bin men during their round.

Billy loves waving out of the window at Cherwell District Council’s bin men every week so his parents contacted them and asked if they could deliver a present to him as a surprise.

Billy’s mum said: "It was priceless to see the look on his face when the crew presented him with the toy lorry, thank you so much."

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Cherwell District Council results

The political make-up of Cherwell Disctrict Council is now: Conservatives 37; Labour 9; Liberal Democrats 1; Independents 1.

The big winners were the Liberal Democrats - it's been some years since they had a seat on the council.

Alaric Rose picked up Kidlington West with a lead over the Tories of more than 700 votes.

The Lib Dems had made an electoral pact with the Greens who stood aside for them in Kidlington West.

The Lib Dems equally stood aside for the Greens in Kidlington East, the pact not paying off for the Green party with the Conservatives holding that seat.

The Greens did they say they wanted to continue working with the Lib Dems.

Overall it was a good day for Labour. They picked up an extra seat in Banbury Cross but the party was disappointed it didn't make any gains in Bicester.

The Tories lost two seats, though they did narrowly pick up Bicester South from Independent Nick Cotter.

Conservatives hold Cherwell

Cherwell in Oxfordshire has stuck with the Conservatives who now have 36 seats.

They lost one seat to Labour who are the second-largest party on nine seats.