Love Parks Week is an opportunity to demonstrate just how much our country loves parks. So let’s get the whole community telling us why, to help us protect them for future generations. It’s easy to get involved! From the 14-23 July, simply visit your local park, take a photo and share the reason why you love it on social media using the hashtag #LoveParks. Keep Britain Tidy will also be retweeting and sharing their favourites on the Keep Britain Tidy social media channels.
Please note that the route for the 2017 procession has been changed and now starts at the top of Sheep Street – just before the Methodist Church. We look forward to you supporting the procession on the new route!!
We are pleased to announce that you can now buy tickets for our summer events online!!
Please note that tickets are now no sale for the summer events 2017!! You can purchase them from the offices at Garth Park but due to technical difficulties, we are unable to sell them online at this time. Please keep visiting the website as we hope to have this resolved as soon as possible.
The Mayor Elect Councillor Les Sibley has chosen a cultural theme for one of his first fundraising events of the forthcoming Mayoral Year.
Bicester Arts Club and Bicester Sculpture Group will present over 120 works of art by 30 local artists including, oil and watercolour painting and sculpture in a range of mediums over the weekend of May 12th to 14th. The event coincides with Bicester’s Healthy Town initiative and Art Weeks as well as marking the 30th Anniversary of Bicester Arts Club.
Established Bicester Watercolourist David Meeks will be painting during the exhibition.
Bicester Village are proud sponsors of the Art collaboration which takes place in Bicester’s John Paul II Centre and is free to the public on Saturday and Sunday opening from 10 till 4pm.
Tickets are also available from Bicester Town Council for a special private view reception on Friday the evening of 12th May with proceeds going to the Mayors Charities (tickets are £10 and can be purchased from the Council Offices at Garth Park). The Mayor Elect’s charities for 2017/18 are Bicester Foodbank, Auditory Verbal UK, Victim Support and the Hummingbird Centre.
To launch the “Paint the Town” exhibition – young people are invited to enter a competition to produce a drawing or painting in any medium of the Town. Pictures should be received at the Council offices by Wednesday 10th May and the best entries will be on display at the exhibition throughout the weekend.
You can now book your stall for this year’s Bicester Carnival in association with Armed Forces Day!
All you need to do is complete the application form and risk assessment below and get them into us at the Council Offices in Garth Park by Friday 19 May 2017.
For more information about the event, click here.
The annual charity fun walk is back this Easter Saturday with a gentle jaunt of approximately 3 miles planned to leave Garth Park at 11am. The route is dog friendly and we look forward to seeing you there.
For information on how to sign up or to enter online, click here.
Bicester residents are being invited to complete a survey about their health and wellbeing as part of the Healthy New Town programme. A copy is being sent to every household in Bicester and residents can fill the survey online from today.
Bicester has been chosen as one of ten UK locations where healthy living will be promoted as part of the built environment. The Healthy New Town programme will be launched on 13 May and before it starts, the Healthy New Town Partnership needs to know what the residents’ lifestyle looks like today.
The survey, developed by the University of Oxford, offers residents a way to inform local service providers on what is important to them. The results will be used to improve the services and, in two years’ time, to check if people in Bicester have been living healthier lives since the start of the Healthy New Town Programme. The survey is anonymous and the information provided will be kept confidential.
Bicester residents can complete the online version of the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Bicester_Healthy_Life
A vacancy now exists in the office of Councillor for Bicester Town Council in the Town Ward.
To read the official notice, please click here.