Mar 08 2021

Oxford Tube service will return to a 7 day operation from Monday 29th March

IT’S BACK TO BUSINESS FOR THE OXFORD TUBE Oxford Tube service will return to a 7 day operation from Monday 29TH March Services will run up to every 10 minutes during morning peak from Oxford Popular commuter express services via Baker Street reinstated Complete fleet upgrade following £13 investment into new coaches Reduced capacity and...
Mar 04 2021

Experience Oxfordshire and Oxford Official Walking Tours receive the Globally Recognised ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire alongside Oxford Official Walking Tours (which are operated by the DMO) have both been issued with the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp form the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)   This follows the announcement from VisitBritain earlier in the week that tourism businesses in the UK registered…

Mar 01 2021

Didcot Railway Centre Gets Back On Track

In common with other outdoor attractions, Didcot Railway Centre will reopen in mid-April following the Government’s announcement of the roadmap out of lockdown.  The resumption of activities will see the Centre’s popular Steam Days take place at weekends and Wednesdays from 14 April.   The Open Air Steam Days will follow a similar format to…

Feb 25 2021

Gold sustainability accreditation for Oxford Brookes Venues

In recognition of its exceptional sustainability standards, Oxford Brookes Venues has been awarded a gold accreditation by the industry’s ECOsmart scheme. The ECOsmart scheme, run by Greengage Solutions, recognises eco-friendly hotels and conference venues that meet certified high standards of environmental sustainability. The gold accreditation acknowledges that extensive measures have been put in place to…

Feb 19 2021

Government Culture Recovery Fund granted for Bicester Heritage Watch Office Restoration

Bicester Heritage has been awarded a £25,000 grant for essential construction work to Building 109, known as ‘The Watch Office’. This rare and important building is located at the heart of the former RAF Bicester aerodrome and stands as an active monument to the location’s rich aviation history. A Grade II Listed building, it is…

Feb 17 2021

Oxford City Council provides almost £33m of business support grants

Oxford City Council has provided almost £33m to help Oxford’s businesses through the coronavirus pandemic. The City Council has provided 4,734 grants to businesses in the city since the first lockdown in March 2020. Alongside this, the City Council has also provided £57.5m of rates relief to businesses in the city. The grants and rates…

Feb 17 2021

Oxford City Council investing now to help visitor economy rebound after pandemic

Oxford City Council is making investments now to help the city’s visitor economy rebound after the coronavirus pandemic.   The new investments include: £50,000 to Experience Oxfordshire to help support the tourism sector in Oxford over the next two years A partnership to deliver a much-needed new hotel in the former Boswells building £20,000 to…

Feb 15 2021

Blenheim Palace carries out emergency roof repairs as part of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

A team of conservation contractors is carrying out emergency repair work to fix leaking leadwork on the roof of the Palace with a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local…

Feb 01 2021

Bletchley Park is sharing new puzzles every week!

Whether you love crosswords or word searches, want to try your hand at some code-making, or to simply relax and unwind with a fascinating podcast, Bletchley Park has you covered.   In line with the current lockdown restrictions, the once-secret, World War Two intelligence centre, now a popular museum and heritage site, is currently closed…

Jan 28 2021

Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach will provide crucial daily links to the new mass COVID-19 vaccination centre at the Kassam Stadium

The revised timetables will provide a direct half-hourly service to the vaccination centre in Grenoble Road, Oxford, via the Oxford Bus Company city3A and Stagecoach 3A services. The services will also be extended at both ends to serve Oxford Rail station as well as the City Centre and extend to Cowley Centre from Oxford Science…

Jan 19 2021

City Council begins project that could see Covered Market transformed for future generations of shoppers

As the jewel in the crown of the city centre, Oxford City Council has begun a project that could see the Covered Market transformed for future generations of shoppers.   The City Council will develop a masterplan – a critical document that will set out how the market could be regenerated and improved – during…

Jan 19 2021

Experience Oxfordshire Venues attend MeetEngland Virtual 2021

Experience Oxfordshire Venues, operated by the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the county, are delighted to announce that they will be attending this year’s virtual MeetEngland event to promote Oxfordshire as a destination for business visits and events. Taking place on the 9 and 11 February 2021, MeetEngland Virtual is bringing together international buyers to…