Staff discounts and benefits

These include, discount scheme, childcare vouchers and long service awards

Local discounts

This is a small selection of local discounts available to staff. If you are aware of other local offers available for county council staff please email so that they can be verified and added to this page.

Please note: Oxfordshire County Council do not endorse any of the companies on this page and are not responsible if the offer has been withdrawn at the time of purchase.


Goujon Monkey

Goujon Monkey is Oxford's premier traditional fish and chip wedding, event and street food caterer.

10% discount on private event catering booked by OCC employees (ID card must be shown).

Please visit our website for more details or email us at for a quote.

Pizza Express - Oxford Castle

20 percent off food and drink - available every day. Note that the discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Your OCC ID card must be shown at point of purchase.

Malmaison Hotel - Oxford Castle

Free glass of wine per person when dining before 7pm. Available at all times, (subject to availability).

20 percent off the food bill when dining from the a la carte menu. Available Mon – Thur, max. tables of 4 (subject to availability).

2-4-1 on Sunday Brunch. Served Sundays 12pm–4pm, max. tables of 4 (subject to availability).

Fizzy Friday in the cocktail bar. A further 20 percent discount on all cocktails.

All of the Brasserie offers need to be booked in advance.
Tel. 084469 30659.
Your OCC ID badge or payslip must be shown when settling the bill.

Leisure centres

Buzz Gym

No joining fee for OCC employees. First month costs £10 then £24.99 per month. Use the code FLASH10. Visit

Anytime Fitness Abingdon and Headington

OCC staff can benefit from corporate membership, currently £35.10 per month.  Simply take a form of Council ID with you when joining. Membership includes 24 hour access to the Abingdon or Headington club or any other Anytime Fitness club in the world.


Oxford Lifestyle Centre

OCC employees can get gym membership for only £24.99 per month with no commitment to an annual contract. The Oxford Lifestyle Centre is a new purpose built £6m centre featuring a great gym, hair and beauty salons, event and room hire facilities and a cafe, all in the heart of Oxford. To get the discount gym membership simply show a recent payslip, ID badge or your Vectis discount card.

Better Leisure Centres 

Employees of OCC are entitled to a full peak membership for £38.50 per month or an annual price of £385 - 12 months for the price of 10. This membership includes:

  • Full use of the gym with no time restrictions. Opening times vary depending on centre. Please see website for up to date opening times.
  • Free swimming in public sessions.
  • Free classes such as body combat and zumba
  • Discount on courses.
  • Online booking for classes up to seven days in advance.
  • Sauna and steam at Henley Leisure Centre.

You can join at any of the following centres using the OCC discount:

South Oxfordshire:

  • Abbey Sports Centre - Berinsfield
  • Didcot Leisure Centre
  • Didcot Wave
  • Henley Leisure Centre
  • Riverside Park & Pools – Wallingford
  • White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre

East Oxfordshire:

  • Thame Leisure Centre
  • The Park Sports Centre – Wheatley

West Oxfordshire:

  • Bartholomew Sports Centre - Eynsham
  • Carterton Leisure Centre
  • Carterton Pavilion
  • Chipping Norton Leisure Centre
  • Windrush Leisure Centre - Witney

When you join a centre you can only use the centres within that contract.

You need to bring either an OCC ID card, or a pay slip to prove you are eligible for the discount.

Visit the Better website for more information

Expressions Fitness Centres

Council staff can make use of discounted membership at the following leisure centres in Oxfordshire:

Membership includes the following (dependent on facilities available at individual centres):

  • Unlimited use of the gym
  • Full induction and one to one sessions to set up a personalised program
  • Unlimited group fitness classes
  • Use of the swimming pools, sauna, steam room and spa
  • Free off peak (Mon to Fri, 9am - 4.30pm) and weekend (all times) squash, badminton and table tennis
  • No long-term contract, two months' direct debit notice to cancel
  • No joining fees

All the above is available for the corporate rate of £37 per month on a direct debit contract. Take proof of your employment when you join, e.g. a payslip print out.

Visit the websites above to contact the centres to arrange an appointment to have a look around or join up.

Fusion Leisure Centres (Oxford City)

A discount of 10 percent off annual memberships is available for Oxfordshire County Council employees at all Fusion Leisure Centres. To claim this discount, contact your local centre and take along a recent pay slip or ID badge.

The discount is available at the following centres in Oxford:

  • Barton Leisure Centre
  • Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre
  • Blackbird Leys Swimming Pool
  • Ferry Leisure Centre
  • Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool
  • Oxford Ice Rink
  • Temple Cowley Pools and Fitness Centre


Witney Lakes Resort

OCC staff can benefit from the following corporate membership rates:

  • Health Club Membership £76 per month per person - unlimited 7-day usage 
  • Resort Membership £100 per month per person - including unlimited 7-day Health and Golf Club usage. No Joining Fee.

Call 01993 893001 or visit Witney Lakes Resort

GO Active

GO Active is a community project which aims to get more adults active across Oxfordshire by making sport and exercise fun and accessible. They help more adults lead active lifestyles by letting them know about all the different activities going on as well as helping to bring new activities to their community and workplaces.

As our daily lives become busier and under growing pressure to fit more into each waking hour, getting and staying active has become increasingly difficult. To search for activities visit GoActive  

No Strings Badminton

No Strings Badminton is a fun and friendly badminton opportunity for adult casual players. The sessions are all about game play and each one is led by a No Strings Badminton Coordinator to welcome players, rotate games and offer hints and tips to those who it. We have No Strings Badminton sessions at the following sites:

  • Bicester Leisure Centre
  • Kidlington Leisure Centre
  • Ferry Leisure Centre
  • Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre
  • Abbey Sports Centre
  • Henley Leisure Centre

Check out No Strings Badminton and type in your postcode to find the details for your nearest session.


The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Save a fantastic 10 percent on Mill's classes and workshops (*room hires not included).
Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Park, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5QE
Contact The Mill box office 01295 279002 and quote OCC for your 10 percent discount.

Health and beauty

Invitation to Idlewild (formerly Philosophy Salon)

Oxford, Abingdon & Witney

Registration is open Until 17 June, 2016.

Enjoy £300 worth of pampering for just £60

All OCC staff and family can experience 80% off on the following selection of treatments to use over the next four months at Idlewild for just £60 (Usually £300)

Visit A - The Hair Cut- Deep Cleansing Shampoo & Conditioner, Designer Cut & Blow-dry

Visit B - The Style- Reconstructive Hair Treatment, Scalp Massage, Shampoo & Hair Styled for Event

Visit C - The Colour- Half Head of Highlights OR Full Head of Permanent Colour OR Conditioning Gloss Treatment

To take up this offer enter the code PAMPER01 or phone the head office on 020 7092 9188. Once registered for an invitation you have four months to use the visits. If there are any questions feel free to give our office a call on 020 7092 9188.

Please Note: Deferred payment options available to pay on payday. Invitations can be purchased for up to 3 friends or family members. Available to those who have not visited the salon in the past 12 months.

Neal's Yard Remedies

56 High Street, Oxford

15 percent off all products and therepies.

Your ID card must be shown at point of purchase.

TwentyTen Hair & Beauty Salon

11c New Road, Oxford OX1 1LT
20 percent off bill Monday - Thursday
Tel: 01865 722555

Your ID card must be shown at point of purchase.

Sirene Hair Studio

63 Belsyre Court, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Deluxe Gift Certificate, limited offer!!

See full information (pdf format, 266Kb)

Storage and shipping

10% discount at One Stop Worldwide - a national storage and shipping company specialising in UK relocation services, international relocation services, and personal storage. Visit One Stop Worldwide and enter discount code DISC-125574.

Mobile phones

Mobile phone discounts and perks from O2

Council employees can get up to 25% off the O2 Refresh Airtime Plan with O2 Open. And it’s not just for your mobile – you can save the same on your tablet or mobile broadband device too. The detail:

  • 25% off Airtime Plans with 3GB data and above
  • 15% off Airtime Plans below 3GB

You can apply for two discounts at any one time, for example, one on the Airtime Plan of a qualifying O2 Refresh phone contract, and one on the Airtime Plan of a qualifying Refresh tablet or mobile broadband contract.

O2 Open customers also get access to Gurus (techies who know their stuff) for advice. 20% off accessories like fitness trackers, smartwatches and headphones in any O2  shop and with Priority, free coffee and tickets to gigs 48 hours before the rush.

How to get it

Sign up for the benefits at and enter the O2 Open code: OXCC1

To help you on your way, O2 can be contacted Monday to Saturday for purchases, answering questions and help to redeem the discount. They are also available via virtual events at which they explain their offers, by phone and email at:

Mobile phone insurance

10% discount on mobile phone and gadget insurance through Oxford-based company Tinhat. Apply the voucher code OXFORDCC10 during checkout.


Broadband offers from Onestream

Onestream, a leading internet service provider highly rated on Trustpilot, offers special discounts for broadband. Typically 10 percent off, this deal includes superfast fibre broadband which will stream the highest-data films, music, TV and other entertainment into your home. It will also help you work more efficiently, connect with colleagues on Teams, surf the web, download documents and e-mail quickly.

Choose one of the following links to take advantage of the offers – no username or password needed:


To get your bike (and accessories) this way, all you need to do is show some valid County Council ID when you are buying the bike. This could be a recent pay slip or your ID badge.


Behind Bars Cycle Shop

Coxeter House
Tannery Court
Ock Street
OX14 5AJ

Tel: 01235 535624

Discount cannot be used with any other offer or on Cycle2Work purchases

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories

Pedal Power Cycles

92 Vineyard
OX14 3PB

Tel: 01235 525123

  • 5% off new bikes
  • 10% off all parts and accessories
  • Excludes cycle repairs and servicing


Giles Sports, Toys and Cycles

1 Alvescot Road
OX18 3JL

Tel: 01993 842395

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories


Mountain Mania Cycles

62 Wantage Road
OX11 0BY

Tel: 01235 759 366

  • 5% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories


Bainton Bikes Limited

Operating from Walton Street Cycles
78 Walton Street

Tel: 01865 514 025

  • 10% off bicycle hire
  • 10% off cycle tours

Beeline Bicycles

205 Cowley Road

Tel: 01865 246615

For OCC employees Beeline offer the following discounts, please note these discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales promotion or the Cycle2Work scheme

  • Bikes 10%
  • Parts & Accessories 10%

Beeline Bicycles Road Shop

40 Cowley Road

Tel: 01865 203123

For OCC employees Beeline offer the following discounts, please note these discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales promotion or the Cycle2Work scheme

  • Bikes 10%
  • Parts & Accessories 10%

Bike Zone

28-32 St. Michaels Street

Tel: 01865 728877

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories
  • 10% off repairs (non-term time)
  • Option to sign up to free loyalty card that provides increased discount

NB Cannot offer new bike discount on pashley/surly bikes or already discounted models.

Cycle King

128-130 Cowley Road

Tel: 01865 728262

  • 5% off all cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories

Summertown Cycles

200-202 Banbury Road

Tel: 01865 316885

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories
  • Option to sign up to free loyalty card which offers increased discount

The Electric Transport Shop

125 Magdalen Road

Tel: 01865 243937

  • 5% off all new electric bicycles plus free lock or lights and a free service (within 1 year)

​Walton Street Cycles

78 Walton Street

Shop Tel: 01865 311610
Workshop Tel: 01865 310625

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 10% off all cycle accessories
  • 10% off repairs


Botley Road Cycles
63 Botley Road
Oxford OX2 0BS

Tel 01865 723100

  • 5% off all cycle accessories


Rides on Air

11 St Martin St
OX10 0AL

Tel: 01491 836289

  • 5% off cycles and
  • 10% off parts and accessories


Dentons (Witney)

1 High Street
OX28 6HW

Tel: 01993 704979

  • 10% off all new cycles
  • 15% off all cycle accessories
  • 20% off servicing


Oxfordshire County Council does not endorse or recommend any organisations and the products or services displayed on the staff benefits website. Organisations are responsible for the products or services offered by them. Benefits and discounts relating to the products or services on the website are offered on an ‘as available’ basis and are subject to change. It is recommended that you check with the relevant organisations, the details of all products, services, benefits and discounts offered prior to entering into any transaction. Transactions in respect of the products or services (and any benefits or discounts) are between the organisation and you.