Cherwell

CON Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 40 Seats +/- -1
Labour Seats 7 Seats +/- +2
Liberal Democrat Seats 2 Seats +/- -1
Independent Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

Council background

Type
District Council
Seats up
17 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Cherwell District Council

01.08.2017

12:42

Computer glitch causes Cherwell double council tax bill

About 4,400 people in Oxfordshire will be charged double for their council tax this month because of a computer glitch.

New software has been installed by Cherwell District Council and caused payments not to be taken in July.

Image copyright Cherwell District Council

As a result two payments will be taken on 9 August. The council has written to affected residents affected and set up a dedicated phone line for anyone who wants to make a one-off payment now.

A spokesman said: "Cherwell District Council's revenues and benefits department has recently changed its software system.

"In the course of the switchover to the new system a technical issue meant that direct debit payments for residents who normally pay on the ninth of the month were not claimed."

14.03.2017

14:52

Council criticism for shake-up plans

Sam Read
BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

South Northamptonshire Council is urging residents to sign a petition against plans to create a new single council to run services across Oxfordshire.

If Oxfordshire County Council's (OCC) plans for a new unitary authority go ahead, all the county's existing councils would be scrapped. 

That's a problem from South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), as it shares many staff and services with one of those threatened authorities - Cherwell District Council. 

The two authorities share not only a chief executive, but many officers.

Ian McCord (pictured), Conservative leader of SNC, said: "It is not possible to pull one council off the see-saw and jettison the other in the air - OCC must come clean and make their plans clear."  

OCC says its plans could save £100m over five years and are supported by 70% of people in Oxfordshire.

06.12.2016

07:58

Cherwell District Council sets up lottery

Cherwell District Council is setting up its own online lottery to raise money for charities and community groups

22.11.2016

13:57

Mayor's tax pay fail was 'admin error'

Oxford's Lord Mayor blames an "admin error" for his failure to pay £216.29 in council tax.

26.09.2016

18:54

Housing plans rejected by council leader

Plans to build thousands of homes to deal with Oxford's housing crisis are rejected by a district council leader.

06.09.2016

16:39

Office block housing project 'a win-win'

An office block that lay empty for 10 years before being turned into 39 affordable flats for council tenants is ready to be occupied.

25.08.2016

11:37

Council 'signed off defective roof'

A homeowner claims he has been left up to £80,000 out of pocket after "defective" work was signed off by a council building inspector.

11.08.2016

09:07

Retail park plan dismissed at appeal

Plans for an out-of-town retail park in Bicester have been dismissed at appeal by a government inspector over traffic and development fears.

06.05.2016

17:21

Cherwell council election results

So in Cherwell, the last area in Oxfordshire to declare results today, the make-up of the council is: 

  • Conservatives - 38 seats
  • Labour - 8
  • Independents - 2
17:10
Breaking

Conservatives hold Cherwell

The Conservatives have held on to Cherwell - they now have 38 seats.

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