How our services are affected by the coronavirus

All our council offices are closed.  Please see our contacts page for email addresses and telephone numbers for each of our departments. Our phone lines remain open if you need to speak to someone, however it’s likely to be quicker if you look for your information on our website or email us.

If we have any significant changes to our services, we’ll keep you updated on this page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For details on services provided by Oxfordshire County Council please visit the county council's website.

Waste collections

Our waste collections are running normally. If we're experiencing a small amount of disruption to some of our waste collection services we will keep you up to date via our social media sites.

Parking charges 

Parking charges were re-introduced in district council car parks from Monday 8 June - you must display a ticket or have a valid online or text payment confirmation.  NHS and care staff are able to park for free with a valid COVID-19 pass. Find out more on our car parks pages.

Leisure and community centres, parks and play areas, and The Beacon

All our leisure centres, community centres and The Beacon are now closed until further notice.

Our play areas will start to re-open from 6 July via phased re-opening once safety checks have been completed - visitors will be asked to follow some simple instuctions to help prevent transmitting the virus.

Some of our activities run by the Active Communities are beginning to start again, for example Nordic Walking. You will now have to book these sessions in advance. For more information please email

Meetings, elections, referendums and events 

  • Our Planning Committee and other council meetings are now taking place online, you can find out more here 
  • our South and Vale Business Awards will now take place in the autumn – there's more information at
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Election has been postponed and will now take place in 2021
  • The Shrivenham Neighbourhood Plan referendum was postponed - we don't have a new date yet.

Taxi licensing

We can accept email applications for some types of taxi licence but we cannot offer licensing appointments until further notice. For more information head to our taxi licensing webpage.

Planning and building control

There is some disruption to our planning and building control services.  Please see our planning and building control pages for the latest information.

Last reviewed: 06 - 07 - 2020

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