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Stepping Into The Past With Pavement Art At Kingsmere

Breathing new life into the pavements of Kingsmere, a colourful selection of themed mosaics have transformed the new pathways around the development.  Designed to reflect the history and ecological success of the site, they are a welcome artistic addition to this flourishing new village community. read more…

A Lesson In Health & Safety For St Edburgs At Kingsmere

Pupils at the newly opened St. Edburg’s Church of England Primary School at Kingsmere in Bicester were paid a visit by health and safety professionals from Countryside to help them stay safe as they travel to and from their brand new school, with construction continuing across the development.
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Kingsmere Neighbourhood Centre Plans Submitted

Detailed plans for a new neighbourhood centre have been submitted at Kingsmere, the new village being created on the outskirts of Bicester by Countryside Properties (Bicester) Limited. The neighbourhood centre plans include a multi-use community centre with separate youth centre building and outdoor space, a day nursery, convenience store and four additional retail units. There will also be a community recycling centre and 45 car parking spaces together with separate staff parking and delivery areas.
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It’s A Wrap – Local Primary School Triumphs At Film Festival

Year 3 and 4 pupils from Langford Village Primary School demonstrated how Lego, a good script, and steady camera action provide the winning formula to become Bicester Schools Film Festival 2015 film-makers of the year, picking up awards for Best Overall Animation and Best Overall Film. The films were judged by representatives from the Film Club and the winners were announced at a Gala Award Ceremony at the Vue Cinema in Bicester, after all the entries were screened.
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The Birds are Singing at Kingsmere

Countryside, the developers behind the new Kingsmere development in Bicester has discovered that it’s not just local people flocking to make a home there. The results of a new ecological study of local wildlife activity at the site has revealed that a variety of bird species are nesting at Kingsmere and are even welcoming new family members into the fold.

Conducted by consultant ecologist Jeff Picksley, on behalf of Countryside, the bird breeding survey measured bird activity at the site in April and May. The findings show that the number and types of birds at the development is flourishing. Most notably, two lapwing pairs – a species which is currently in decline – have been spotted, both with young chicks. The lapwings are making the balancing pond at Pingle Brook their home, benefiting from the soft mud which provides an ideal foraging habitat.
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Kingsmere On The Map With New Bus Services

Residents at Kingsmere, the new village development being created by Countryside, on the edge of Bicester are now benefitting from extended local bus services through the neighbourhood, taking them to and from Bicester town centre and beyond. The recent opening of Whitelands Way, the new road through Kingsmere, has allowed Stagecoach to extend two of its Bicester and Oxford services with six new bus stops along Whitelands Way.
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Final Homes Available at David Wilson Development in Bicester

AWARD-WINNING homebuilder David Wilson Homes is encouraging potential homebuyers to visit its De Lacy Fields development in Kingsmere Village, Bicester before the last remaining houses are sold.

Steve Barton, Senior Sales Manager for David Wilson Homes Mercia, said; “Our De Lacy Fields development has proven to be a tremendous success with first time buyers and families now calling it home and as a result we have just three houses available.”
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New Home Under Way For Bicester’s Oldest Primary School

Construction is now under way for the new primary school facility at Kingsmere in Bicester, which will allow St Edburg’s Church of England Primary School to double in size. Perfectly placed for both the existing community and the new resident’s at Kingsmere, the new state of the art premises is expected to open in early 2016.

The new primary school has been funded by Countryside, Oxfordshire County Council and the Diocese of Oxford which governs the school, with land for the site provided by Countryside. As the oldest and only Church of England primary school in Bicester, St Edburg’s will move from its current site in Cemetery Road to the new expanded facility at Kingsmere, the exciting new village development being created by Countryside on the outskirts of Bicester. This will allow the school to move to a two-form intake doubling the number of children it can admit, and as well as providing a nursery.
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Red Letter Surprise for Katie

When Katie Hughes and her husband Ed visited Bellway’s Saxon Fields development in Bicester in the Summer and registered their interest in a new home, they forgot that their names had automatically been entered into a prize draw.
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