Oxford Community Newsletter September-October 2020

-Read Mayor Stewart's very last Mayor's Corner

-Exciting Grant news for Businesses on Main and Water Streets

-Municipal Election information

-Capital Improvements and Trail Upgrades

-Library News

-COVID-19 Reopening Plans for Town indoor facilities

Check it all out in this pdf newsletter! (199 KB)


Tropical Storm Water Issued for Cumberland Region


Environment Canada has issued a special weather information statement for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.

Residents in the Cumberland Region may face heavy rain and strong winds.Cumberland Regional Emergency Management officials are urging citizens to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit, have potable water on hand, charge their cellphones and ensure generators are fueled and operating properly.

Details of what the 72-hour emergency kit should include can be found at

Due to the forecasted high winds, residents should also ensure that items that could be blown away like barbeques, flower pots, garbage cans, outdoor tables and chairs should be stored in a safe location out of the wind.

We encourage you to work with your neighbours to identify people who may need extra help during this storm and to check in on them as the storm moves through the area.

Residents should monitor the local radio stations, Cumberland Regional Emergency Management Facebook page, Twitter@TownofAmherstNS, Town of Amherst Facebook page, Municipality of Cumberland Facebook page and website, and the Town of Oxford Facebook page and Website for updates.


Duke Street Water Line Construction Starts September 22

Construction on the Duke Street Water Line will start tomorrow (September 22) and is expected to run between 4 – 6 weeks. 

We ask all motorists to avoid Duke Street, if possible, during this time. 

There will be activity in some of the property owner yards on Duke Street, due to installing the temporary water line. 

We will have more updates to follow, as the construction continues, on the Town of Oxford Facebook group and website. 

Oxford Residents - Be alert!

Residents and businesses should be aware that we have received a report of two youths canvassing door to door for donations for the Oxford Skate Park as a fundraising initiative.


The Town has no fundraising efforts happening at the moment.


Anyone approached for the solicitation of funds should not provide money to the individuals, and we are asking that you contact the RCMP with details and descriptions of the youth involved.


Nominations Open

The Town of Oxford Returning Office is accepting nominations for Mayor and Six Councillors.

If you are interested or have questions contact the Returning Office at 902-447-2624.

Motorists drive with Caution

Please be aware that the Public Works Department had planned to complete the asphalt patching that is needed on our roads this week.

Without notice to area customers, the local asphalt plant has been moved out of our area and isn’t expected to be returned for up to two weeks.

Gravel will be placed back in the patching areas to make the travelling surface of the roads safer for vehicles until we are able to obtain the asphalt later in September.

Motorists are encouraged to travel with caution over the patching areas until we are able to complete the repairs.