BIKE racks will be removed from a stretch of Broad Street in Oxford in preparation for its Christmas market.  

On Friday (November 25), the racks along the west end of the street will be removed so that stalls can be set up for the market, which will start on December 1.

Oxford City Council said that any remaining bikes left on the racks after 7am will have their locks cut and be taken into storage for up to 60 days, and that any unclaimed items would be recycled.


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A spokesperson from the council said: “Oxford Christmas Market is back for another year of festive fun.  

“To prepare for this, Oxford Direct Services will temporarily remove the bike racks at the west end of Broad Street from Friday. Signs have been put up this week to let people know ahead of this happening.”

The racks will be returned to the street after the end of the event, which will run until December 18.

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