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University embarks on major new accommodation partnership with Legal and General

first_img“At the moment working in Oxford is a bit like working in London in that people have to travel in from all over. We want to do what we can to make life a bit better for our staff”. “It will be a requirement of any planning permission that our staff housing will be rented at 80% or less of the market rate.  Our aim is for it to be as affordable as possible for our staff, so if we can get below 80% we will do so.” “The new housing will support our junior members of staff and in turn ease the burden on Oxford’s rental market, and the science park will provide high-quality local jobs and contribute to the regional economy. Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal and General, said: “Our partnership with Oxford University is leading the way in bringing together dynamic cities and patient capital, creating great outcomes for long-term investors and for the cities themselves.” At Begbroke, near Kiddlington, 2000 homes will be built on green belt land. David Prout, University Pro-Vice Chancellor for Planning and Resources, said: “There are many issues to consider but fundamentally, they want good quality, affordable homes within touching distance of the city centre. The university has announced a £4 billion partnership with multi national financial services company Legal and General, who manage around £1tn worldwide, to redevelop 5 sites around Oxford. center_img The development in Iffley is expected to consist of student housing, with the aim of offering every new student accommodation.  A University spokesperson told Cherwell: “The District Council has proposed that this land be removed from the Green Belt and designated for development. We support this proposal and would want to make the best possible use of the land for new housing and employment. It is the most recent and ambitious attempt by the university to tackle the problem of unaffordable housing for staff members. The homes will be offered at 3 year leases, at no more than 80% of the market rate.  The agreement will see the university co-design housing projects with Legal and General in Jericho, Summertown, Iffley, Osney Mead and Begbroke.  The plan now awaits approval from the government.last_img read more

Carolee Carmello Set for Broadway’s Finding Neverland!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Carolee Carmello will fly second to the right and straight on to Broadway! The Tony nominee will join the previously reported Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly in Finding Neverland. She takes on the role of Madame du Maurier, reprising her performance from the American Repertory Theater production earlier this year. The new musical, directed by Diane Paulus, features music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. Performances begin on March 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.Carmello earned Tony nominations for her performances in Parade, Lestat and Scandalous. Her additional Broadway credits include Sister Act, The Addams Family, Mamma Mia!, Urinetown and Kiss Me, Kate. She will also appear in the world premiere of Tuck Everlasting, beginning January 21 at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.Based on the 2004 film written by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie (Morrison) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. Opening night for Finding Neverland is set for April 15. Laura Michelle Kelly Finding Neverland View Comments Related Shows Star Fileslast_img read more

Governor Whitmer extends food licensing deadline

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisGovernor Gretchen Whitmer and the local board of health are easing the burden on area businesses by extending the food service licensing deadline.Governor Whitmer recently signed an order that pushed back licensing and registration expiration dates for food service businesses. This will give them until 60 days after the end of Michigan’s state of emergency to renew their license.The Board of Health for District Health Department #4 has taken this a step further, extending the license renewal date an additional 90 days from the original May 1 due date. No late fees will be charged for renewing within this time frame. Health Officer for DHD4, Denise Bryan, says the health department is doing everything possible to lessen the strain on local businesses during this time and hopes this grace period will provide some relief to local food establishments.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: coronavirus, DHD4, food service, licenseContinue ReadingPrevious The babies were outNext Seeking mental health assistance through texting methodlast_img read more

PBC Supervisor of Elections Wendy Link tells 850WFTL “We’re Ready” for Presidential Primary

first_imgFlorida voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, March 17th to cast their ballots in the presidential primary and also to decide 20 different municipal elections including selecting a new mayor of Boca Raton.Already some 40,000 absentee ballots have been cast in Palm Beach County.Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Link sat down with 850 WFTL to explain how this time around, the county is ready for a problem-free election with new voting equipment and no problematic apps to get in the way like in Iowa.Listen to the full interview here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/SFS-Palm-Beach-County-Supervisor-of-Elections.mp3It’s too late to register to vote in the upcoming presidential primary, but you still have time to do so for the August primary and the general election in November.Click here to register.last_img read more