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Bicester and Banbury Schools face first real funding cuts in over 20 years

Banbury and Bicester schools will be hit hard by what the Institute for Fiscal Studies says are the first real cuts in funding per pupil since the mid-1990s.  Read more…

Bicester Labour Campaigns to protect our NHS and Social Care

Following the successful NHS Campaign day at the end of November, Bicester Labour was again out in force on Saturday, 21st January Read more…

National NHS Campaign Day

Saturday 26th November was Labour’s National NHS Campaign Day  Read more…

The Labour In Campaign in Bicester

Bicester Labour were out in Sheep Street this weekend, with Baroness Christine Crawley (former Labour Midlands MEP), talking to Bicester residents Read more…

The EU – Stronger Together

What appeals to most Labour members is a sense of togetherness. An awareness that we are all in this together. Read more…

Time for change in Bicester

“If you always do what you have always done you will always get what you always got”. Read more…

Democratic by-pass thwarted by Bicester Labour Party

Bicester Tory Town Councillors James Porter and Dannie Magee resigned their seats and we petitioned Cherwell District Council, so that an election would be held.   Read more…

Cabinet votes to close Children’s Centres affecting 30,000 children

All 44 of Oxfordshire’s Children’s Centres and 7 Early Intervention Hubs will have their funding withdrawn by September Read more…

Protest against the Cuts is Growing: Oxford 13th February

Last week, Bicester residents overwhelmingly warned councillors against voting for draconian cuts to services for elderly in their area. Read more…

Bicester Stands up to the Cuts

Last Tuesday, Oxfordshire County Council’s Tory Cabinet agreed £69M cuts to council services over the next 4 years Read more…

A Lack of Accountability is Bad for Democracy

Bicester people already know that having no Labour opposition on the Town Council and no Cherwell Councillors is bad for the town.  Read more…

Bicester Garden Town –  A ‘Dog’s Breakfast’?

An article in today’s Guardian (20th January 2016) reinforces what Labour has been saying for the last 18 months… Read more…

What kind of Bicester do we want?

The increase in housing in Bicester is a good thing. From the broadest UK perspective, people need homes and the more homes that are built the better it is for our society. Read more…

Oxfordshire County Council Cuts to Services: Highways to Hell?

A couple of weeks ago, we drew attention to our local MPs softball question to David Cameron at PMQs Read more…

Bicester County Councillors vote ‘No’ to saving our Childrens Centres’

The county council vote proposed by Labour Party councillors, to save our childrens centres, was lost by 32 votes to 30! Read more…

Our Politicians are letting Bicester down!

At Prime Minister’s Questions on the 14th October, our local MP Victoria Prentis questioned PM David Cameron as to whether or not he agreed with her that infrastructure funding should keep pace with Bicester’s development Read more…

Army Veterans and the Stress of Active Service

Clive Lewis, the BBC reporter, is one of Labour’s newest MPs and a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn. What’s not widely known is that he was a Lieutenant in The  Army Reserves.  Read more…

Osborne’s Fiscal Charter – The Truth behind the Spin!

5 things you should know about George Osborne’s “Charter” and why Labour will be voting against it: Read more…

Labour Women’s Network – #powerpledge

Sign up to the #powerpledge which aims to support Labour women in politics Read more…

Labour Party Womens Conference

This year’s Labour Womens Conference was held on Saturday 26 September and was attended by a Bicester delegate Read more…

Austerity – The Big Lie

George Osborne is not telling us the truth about Austerity! Read more…

Will the Real Living Wage ‘Kill’ Jobs?

Bicester relies heavily on retail jobs. We are always told that Bicester Village and the other large retail Read more…

Refugee donations appeal

We’ve all seen the horrific photographs – here are some suggestions to help those fleeing war & violence. Read more…

Diabetes – Crisis, what crisis?!

The recent reports broadcast on BBC Breakfast and news (17/08/15) make for scary listening. The figure quoted for the number of people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is now over 3.3 million. Read more…

Round Two – With Bicester Boxing Club

On 4th August Les Penfold, Chris Howells and Steve Sargeant continued to meet Bicester Labour Party’s commitment to young peoples’ organisations by visiting Bicester Boxing Club. Read more…

Click on this link to open a copy of Bicester Voice – Issue 6 – which features the following topics:

2 Hours Free Parking?

Bicester Market Square

Free parking in Bicester’s Council-run car parks would support local traders

Last year we suggested 2 hours free parking on surface car parks in Bicester to help local traders and it now seems our councillors beginning to agree, why have they waited so long?


Chiltern Rail and Bicester Village ‘Railroad’ Bicester Residents

London Road Closure - Bicester residents railroaded

London Road Closure – Bicester residents railroaded

Bicester Town station renamed after the shopping outlet and traffic chaos forecast from London Road level crossing being closed 45 minutes every hour, why isn’t local public opinion being respected?


Development in Bicester East

Supposedly 'Green' land between Skimmingdish Lane and Scampton Close

Supposedly ‘Green’ land between Skimmingdish Lane and Scampton Close

Cherwell District Council give permission for 46 houses on a ‘Green Lane’ site between Skimmingdish Lane and Scampton Close, contradicting its previous commitment to keep such spaces open for local residents.


Abolish Bedroom Tax

This tax is causing misery and wasting local authority investment in aids and adaptations for the disabled, let’s abolish it – even some Tory MPs now agree with us.


Town Councillors Allowances

Bicester Town Counillors Allowances

Bicester Town Councillors pay themselves an allowance – other councillors in the county don’t

Bicester Town Council is one of a small minority of Town and Parish Councils to give its councillors an annual allowance of over £800 each, money better spent on and in the town.


Bicester Voice – Issue 5 (pdf)

Bicester Voice – Issue 4 (pdf)

Bicester Voice – Issue 3 (pdf)

Bicester Voice – Issue 2 (pdf)

Bicester Voice – Issue 1 (pdf)