Government minister hails superfast broadband boost for Oxfordshire economy

Better Broadband for Oxfordshire partnership has already reached more than 6,500 businesses including leading companies at Milton Park. Matt Hancock, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture, has hailed the pace of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire roll-out as a ‘tremendous boost for the local economy’ ahead of his visit to the county. He saw first-hand how the technology is driving innovation and transforming the way Oxfordshire firms do business during his visit to Milton Park last week. The whole area – part of Science Vale UK Enterprise Zone – now has access to faster fibre broadband thanks to Better Broadband for Oxfordshire (BBfO). The £35 million BBfO roll-out is being led by

A budget investing in Britain's future

Today the Chancellor, Philip Hammond delivered Budget 2017 - a budget reaffirming the Governments commitment to invest in Britain's future as we embark on the next chapter of our history. Confident in our strengths with a clear determination to build a stronger, fairer, better Britain. Today the OBR report confirmed the continued resilience of the British economy and todays budget was about continuing with a plan that is working. Building the foundation of our economic strength and reaching out to seize the opportunities that lie ahead as we leave the European Union. Todays budget is one that backs our public services, supports Britain's families, invests in the skills of our young people an

Extra cash for grass cutting welcomed

Some good news for residents in West Oxfordshire as Oxfordshire County Council recently announced they have approved extra money in their budget for grass cuts in the district. The extra £170,000 which is from a £1.9 million pot of money generated from better than expected business rate income in Oxfordshire, will go a long way to improving our footpaths and junctions this Summer. The extra cutting will target key road junctions in areas across Oxfordshire especially areas like the A4095 in Hanborough where the footpath alongside the road was barely passable last year due to the overgrown grass. Liam Walker, Conservative county council candidate for Hanborough and Minster Lovell said: "When

Heroes wanted for Great British Spring Clean!

Local councillors and residents are backing a national campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities in March 2017. As part of its support for the country’s biggest-ever community clear up Witney is seeking volunteers to take part in an organised litter-pick on Saturday 4th on Cogges Hill Road at 10am and Sunday 5th at The Leys for 1pm. Liam Walker, one of the organisers for the weekend said: ‘The Great British Spring Clean is about everyone working together to clean up the litter that blights our landscape and communities and we’re delighted to be taking part and bringing people together to tackle an issue that many people care passionately about.’

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