Things are still moving along nicely with regard to BTC’s plans for Garth Park. We are currently getting our funding in place to start the refurbishment of the play area, and we have shortlisted two companies to provide the café and public toilet facility. A decision should be made in May as to who the successful provider will be. Hopefully we will see something happening on the ground in the late summer/autumn this year. Keep watching!
The latest edition of the Garth Gazette is now available as a PDF. With lots of the latest local news and a look ahead to our summer events, there is plenty of information inside so please do have a look.
To all the electors of Bicester, the Annual Town Meeting is to be held at the Council Chamber, Garth Park, Bicester on Monday 9th March 2015 at 7:00pm.
You are welcome to come along and put any issues, concerns or ideas to your local Councillors.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Join the Mayor for a Charity Fun Walk this Good Friday, April 3rd, starting at Garth Park.
– Free hot cross bun for each entry
– Special treats for all entrants
– Dog friendly route
All profits go to the Mayor’s charities which are The Soldiers Charity ABF and League of Friends, Bicester Hospital
For more information and an application form click here.
Bicester Town Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to fill the vacant position of ‘Outdoor Technician’. Applicants will be required to work annualised hours which include weekend and evening duties: 1st April to 30th September (39.5 hours per week), 1st October to 31 March (34.5 hours per week).
Closing date for applications is Friday 13th February 2015. Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 23rd February.
Bicester Town Council is an equal opportunities employer.
Thank you to all who entered the 2014 Santa Fun Run. It was hugely successful with winner Richard Gould finishing in an astonishingly short time for the second year running.
Bicester Town Council would especially like to thank all the volunteers who came out and helped with the marshalling and to all the community who supported and cheered the runners.
In addition, a big thank you to Evolve for sponsoring the medals and also to Tesco and Sainsbury’s for the refreshments.
The money raised will go to the Mayor’s charities which are the Soldiers Charity ABF and Bicester League of Friends with 50% to the sponsorship money raised going to the Hummingbird Centre.
The Bicester Lights Switch On 2014 was as festive as ever with crowds flocking to see the lights being switched on by the winners of the first ever Snowflake Competition. The winners were Ella Gibbons, aged 7 from Langford School, Dale Girling, 8 from King’s Meadow School and Alisha Jenkins, 5 from Southwold School. With stalls, a fair and music from Rejieli Paulo, Jamie Felton and some wonderful School choirs, the event was a huge success. To see some of the festive images click here for the gallery.
We know the toilets in Garth Park are dreadfull. We want to provide new ones, and also, while we are at it, provide a much needed café in the park too. So, we are now looking for Expressions of Interest to partner with us to design and build, or design, build and manage such a facility. For more information click here.
Following the extensive consultation undertaken by Bicester Town Council to pursue plans to design and build an eco café and toilets in Garth Park, we are now in a position to seek expressions of interest in this project.