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Labour Seats 7 Seats +/- +2
Liberal Democrat Seats 2 Seats +/- -1
Independent Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

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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.

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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."



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.



Cherwell District Council sets up lottery

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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

Conservatives hold Cherwell

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

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