Communications Office

Press enquiries

To make a press enquiry for Oxford City Council you should contact the Communications Office. A communications officer will deal with the enquiry and aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Communications Office

Phone: 01865 252096



To get an interview with a councillor or a council employee for radio or television you should contact the Communications Office.

Press release distribution list 

You can subscribe to receive our press releases by entering your email address on this page

Service Responsibility

Oxfordshire has a two-tier system of local government. This means that your council services are provided by two different councils. We (Oxford City Council) run services such as planning, leisure and waste collection, while Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for running services such as road works on major roads, libraries, schools and social care.

Visit our How the Council works page to find out who is responsible for what.

Other press office details

Telephone numbers for other press offices in the area are as follows:

  • Oxfordshire County Council: 01865 323870
  • Thames Valley Police: 01865 846699
  • Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group: 01865 334640
  • Cherwell District Council: 01295 227942
  • South Oxfordshire District Council: 01491 823748
  • Vale of White Horse District Council: 01235 540376
  • West Oxfordshire District Council: 01993 861615

Freedom of Information requests

Visit our Freedom of Information page for full details on making a Freedom of Information request.

Oxford City Council logo and branding

It is very important to look after our corporate identity. Any requests for use of our logo must be made to our Communications Team. 

Attending public meetings

Anyone can attend our City Executive Board or Full Council meetings. There is a press bench and public gallery for both meetings. Visit our Council Meetings page to find out dates, venues and agendas for all our Council meetings.

Lord Mayor

Visit our Lord Mayor of Oxford page for details.

Your Oxford - the regular e-newsletter 

You can sign up to receive our e-newsletter by submitting your details on our e-newsletter sign-up page. Get the latest news from Oxford City Council straight to your inbox. 

Events on Council land

If you are looking to hold your own event within one of the city's parks or open spaces, you must apply to our Events Officer. Visit our Apply to put on an event page for full details.

Publication or leaflet translations

We provide our leaflets and publications in other formats on request. Please contact the relevant department directly via our switchboard.

We also have direct access to Language Line to help our front line staff and our customers to communicate information. We also attend home visits.