January 26, 2021

Councils launch a dog fouling awareness campaign with maps showing locations of the highest number of complaints

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have put together dog fouling maps of local towns and villages showing the areas with the highest number of complaints about owners not picking up after their animals. Using the maps the councils want to highlight the issue of dog fouling and remind owners that it […]

January 25, 2021

Letter to Thames Water regarding Controlled Sewage Overflows

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council wrote a letter to Thames Water regarding Controlled Sewage Overflows (CSOs) into the River Thames. Thames Water has provided the following response to Cllr Emily Smith’s letter: Thames WaterCustomer RelationsPO Box 436SwindonSN38 1TU  20 January 2021 Sewer discharges into the River Thames Dear […]

January 25, 2021

Residents feedback and update on local projects discussed at Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board members are meeting on Monday 25 January to find out how the first Residents Sounding Board meeting went and to hear the latest on planned improvements for the town.  The Residents Sounding Board is one of three groups set up by Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils […]

January 22, 2021

Community testing to be available for some key workers from early February

Community COVID-19 testing services for key workers will start to be rolled out in Oxfordshire in early February. It will use rapid lateral flow tests to help identify people who have COVID but display no symptoms. Identifying infectious individuals early, isolating them, and tracing their contacts can reduce transmission of the virus significantly. The new […]

January 15, 2021

Council response to the government’s consultation on Covid-19 funding

The Government provided details of the Covid-19 funding for local government in 2021-22. The Government also set up a consultation on the local government finance settlement 2021-22. The Vale of White Horse District Council’s response to the consultation is summarised below: We welcome the additional funding support being proposed for councils for 2021-22.  However, we […]

January 15, 2021

A statement from Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council

We support Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health’s message on the importance of continuing to follow the lockdown guidelines. Whilst the daily rate of new Covid-19 figures can fluctuate, figures for the whole of Oxfordshire remain high, hospitalisations and deaths are rising, and as we know this new variant is extremely infectious. We therefore we need to […]

January 14, 2021

Residents in southern Oxfordshire should not go cold and hungry this winter.

The Winter Support Grant Scheme is now available for residents in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse who need help to buy food and heating their homes this winter.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have been working with Oxfordshire County Council and other district councils to distribute the nearly £1.4million […]

January 12, 2021

First tenant moves into new housing project for homeless people in southern Oxfordshire

A former rough sleeper has started the new year by moving into a new home thanks to a new housing project for homeless people in southern Oxfordshire. Six new long-term homes have been provided for former rough sleepers in the south of the county following the success of a pilot project called ‘Housing First’ run […]

January 11, 2021

Community infrastructure – we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned  growth across the District. The council is asking the public and local businesses and organisations to comment on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the draft Developer Contributions […]

January 11, 2021

Community infrastructure – we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned  growth across the District. The council is asking the public and local businesses and organisations to comment on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the draft Developer Contributions […]

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