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Back to school!

“Crosstown traffic, so hard to get through to you”

It’s a little known fact that Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 hit was inspired by Oxfordshire’s notorious traffic levels at the point where schools go back.* So let Jimi be a warning to you and plan extra time back into your journey.

*it was actually East-West Manhattan, but the point is it could have been.

Win exclusive tickets to Oxford Beacon lighting event to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War

We’ll be joining more than 1000 locations around the United Kingdom in lighting a special Beacon of Light to mark the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War on 11th November 2018 as part of “Battle’s Over”: a nationwide commemoration programme of events. 
The Castle Mound will not be accessible to the public during the event but we'd like to invite 40 Oxfordshire residents to join dignitaries and military representatives for a drinks reception, and then the beacon-lighting ceremony itself.
Tickets will be allocated to YourOxfordshire subscribers drawn at random who send their name, guests name if applicable, address and email address to 

The closing date is midnight on the 30th of September and we'll be announcing the draw on October 1st
Enter the competition

Competition Time with Experience Oxfordshire

Experience Oxfordshire have some great competitions on at the moment including a FREE pass to visit 6 country houses and gardens in Oxfordshire and the chance to win a weekend break in Oxfordshire including a one night stay in some swanky digs. Check it out! 

Try Cloth Nappies for Free

We’re loaning cloth nappy kits so you (or your babies) can try them yourselves. Far from the days of stinky buckets in the corner, today’s cloth nappies look great, feel great and of course they’re fantastic for the environment. We’ve got trial kits if you want to take the plunge and give them a try, absolutely free. Find out more

Support for A Level and GCSE results

Our Oxme site has loads of really helpful information on what to do next. If you're in any doubt, go check it out. 

News around Oxfordshire

How a 'digital first' redesign for the County Council could avoid reducing services to residents and protect frontline services. Read more

Dragon Patcher comin ‘atcher

Another dragon patcher joins our menagerie of animal-themed road fixing machines to fight potholes 
Read more

Councils work together on Oxford road maintenance

An agreement has been struck that will see Oxford City Council provide routine highway maintenance services in the city, for a period of up to five years, on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council. Read more
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