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Councillor Vacancy

The council continues to have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor.


Applications for co-option must be received by the Council at least five clear working days before the next Council meeting at which the co-option will be considered. The application must be written (including email) and must contain a personal statement which includes:

• Any relevant information about the applicant

• Why the applicant is interested in becoming a councillor

• Confirmation that the applicant is not disqualified from holding office as a councillor and is also qualified to do so.

If no applications are received, the Council will continue to advertise the vacancy and will consider any applications as they are submitted. However in order to be considered at a Parish Council meeting, an application must be received at least five clear working days before the meeting.

Walking Routes

We have got to the stage of finalising the Explorer Walking Routes, these are three walks that take in places of interest in and around Gosford & Water Eaton and Kidlington and which will complement the Wayfinding Routes already in place.
We are hoping that people will take advantage of the better weather that is hopefully on the way to do these walks. A copy of the leaflets can be found in the documents section of this website under useful documents.


Oxford United - Please see the GWEPC position on the Oxford United Stadium proposal. Please note consultation with residents is in progress. GWEPC position regarding OUFC Stadium Proposal



Our latest newsletter has been published - a copy can be found here Newsletter - Autumn 2021



What is council tax?

Council tax is collected by your local council to pay for services in your community. It was introduced in 1993, replacing the Community Charge (poll tax), which in turn replaced local rates in England and Wales in 1990.

The previous rates system was based on the rental value of your home - by contrast, council tax is based on the property's market value.

Every property is put into a council tax band between A and H, based on its size, location and a few other factors.

You’ll be sent a bill in April each year, with the option to pay off the amount in full, or broken up in instalments.

Paying the bill is normally the responsibility of the person living in the property, either the owner-occupiers or tenants in privately rented or council accommodation.

Visit Cherwell District Council for further information.

How is council tax spent?

Money earned through council tax goes towards local services such as policing, fire services, support for the elderly and vulnerable, parks maintenance, and refuse disposal and street cleaning.

Each council is responsible for allotting the funds as it sees fit.

Council tax pays for 25% of local government spending. Other money comes from business rates. These services are also funded by central government.