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Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5 - 11

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 11:56 AM

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5 - 11 and this year’s theme is Plan for Every Season. Oxford County Paramedic Services is taking this opportunity to remind our communities that emergencies can happen any time of the year, and that through a few simple steps they can prepare and plan for every season.

When planning for every season, remember to swap out seasonal items in your emergency preparedness kit, like winter hats and gloves, in favour of sunscreen and bug spray. It’s important to note...

Council this Week: Highlights from the May 8 County Council agenda - 20240508

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2024 05:18 PM

Development charges public meeting, asset management, Bill 185 and more

 County Council meetings are broadcast live at To download the full agenda or view past recordings of council meetings, visit

Development charges public meeting

A public meeting to update the community and receive input on the 2024 Development Charges Background Study takes place at the May 8 County Council meeting. Development charges are the fees paid by land developers...

Tenants have started moving into the new micro-units at 738 Parkinson Road

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2024 02:20 PM

Oxford County’s new eight-unit micro-build at 738 Parkinson Road in Woodstock is another affordable housing project that has come on line this year as the County works towards its Strategic Plan goal of being “100% housed.”

The prefabricated modular units are in addition to the existing 36-unit building at the site. Each unit is 330 square feet in size and includes a kitchen, bed, bathroom and living area. The project, jointly funded by Oxford County and Ontario’s Social Services Relief Fund,...

Public meeting to share update and next steps for William Street Sewage Pumping Station

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2024 12:42 PM

Oxford County is hosting a virtual (online) Public Consultation Centre to update the community on the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for a sanitary servicing solution for the William Street Sewage Pumping Station in Tavistock.  


Tuesday, May 14, 2024,
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Register online through Speak Up, Oxford! Materials will be posted to the project website following the meeting.

Project team members will provide an update at the Public Consultation Centre and present...

Oxford County water conservation program begins May 1

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024 10:36 AM

Alternating outdoor watering days helps conserve groundwater resources during summer months

Oxford County residents are reminded that outdoor watering restrictions are in effect from May 1 to September 30. 

Under the water conservation program (By-law No. 4193-2002), residents may use sprinklers or hose to water their lawns and gardens every other day depending on house address number.

  • Residences with an odd-numbered house address may water on odd days of the month (1, 3, 5, etc.) between the hours of...