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50 things to do before you're five. Examples: #10 Sharing Books, #11 Making Connections

Bring learning to life: 50 things to do before you’re five

A free app is being launched just in time for the summer. Parents and carers of under fives in Oxfordshire can now access a list of low and no-cost (local) activities to help promote early language development.

With information, guidance and supporting resources, they can build a memory bank of their child's special moments – from playing in the rain (#29 Pitter Patter), building dens (#33 Home from Home) to making potions (#17 Hocus Pocus Potions).

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Road sign reading 'Covid Testing Centre'

Aged 18 - 29 and living in Oxford?

COVID-19 case numbers have gone up quickly in the city. Mobile PCR units are open now, so get a test and stop the spread.

Find out where to get your test
Illustration of children with text reading: Wild World Heroes

Go wild for reading this summer

Sign up to join the wild world heroes in this year's summer reading challenge. Visit your local library from this Saturday (10 July) to find out more.

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Please hand it back

Return equipment for others

If you have unusued health and social care equipment you no longer need, remember to hand it back so it can be passed on to others.

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Discover new worlds - plan your 2 year old's next adventure

Help them discover their future

Do you have a two year old who's ready to start their next adventure? You could be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare.

Find out how

Have you received a questionnaire?

Did you receive a questionnaire from National Highways and Transport? By completing it you'll help us decide what transport areas to prioritise. 

A step closer for junction 10

£18.8 million of funding to pay for improvements to junction 10 of the M40 has just been agreed.  Find out more

Young musicians come together

John Lennon's famous song 'Imagine' has been brought to life by our top young music talent in a virtual orchestral performance.  Hear more

Free electric blanket safety checks

Avoid using faulty and dangerous blankets – a new service to check their safety will open from 12 July.  Read more

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