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Changes to some waste collections in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

From next week (10 October) there will be changes to some waste collection routes in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.  

Emma East

The courtyard outside of Cornerstone set up for the garden party

September 23, 2022

Ideas wanted following this year’s successful Didcot Garden Party

Over 1,200 people are estimated to have joined this year’s successful Didcot Garden Party to watch free performances, play cricket, football and rounders, and take part in skating sessions in Didcot and surrounding villages.   To help families facing rising costs, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils hosted a series of fun, free […]

September 8, 2022

Paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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An image of what Milton Park might look like in the future.

August 30, 2022

Comments now open on proposals for better business space at Milton Park

People are being invited to comment on a planning review that could increase space for more business investment and improve the quality and sustainability of buildings at Milton Park. The revised plans are part of the council’s review of an existing Local Development Order (LDO), which is a way for local planning authorities to create […]

August 24, 2022

Over £91,000 allocated to protect newts and other species

New freshwater habitats and wetlands will be created in East Hanney, Garford and Grove to help provide an ideal environment for wildlife to thrive, including protected species such as Great Crested newts. Cabinet members at Vale of White Horse District Council agreed to allocate £91,232 of developer contributions; money collected as part of developers’ agreements […]

Socially diverse multicultural and multiracial people on an isolated white background. Happy old and young women and men with children, as well as people with disabilities standing together.

August 8, 2022

Everyone’s different so tell us how council services can be easier to access

We come in all shapes and sizes, we look and sound different, and we all see things differently. South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils value and embrace these differences – as these are the things that make each of us unique. It doesn’t matter who they are, everyone will eventually need […]

Didcot Garden Party with two people cycling on a path and flowers in the foreground

July 18, 2022

Didcot Garden Party – Free shows, performances and sports sessions in Didcot Garden Town this summer

The Didcot Garden Party is returning throughout the summer holidays to bring exciting events and sports activities to Cornerstone Arts Centre and local parks in the town. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are bringing lots of free activities for families and young people from 23 July up until 31 August. The […]

Image of boundary park in Didcot with houses in background

July 5, 2022

Revised focus for Didcot Garden Town 

Revised plans to help improve the lives of residents living in and around Didcot Garden Town have been approved at two Cabinet meetings. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have approved a renewed, ambitious delivery plan for Didcot Garden Town. It will focus on providing community benefits, a special retail recovery strategy, […]

Aldermen holding their Certificate scroll with Cllr Emily Smith, Council Leader

June 27, 2022

Alderman honour awarded to three ex-councillors

Three former Vale of White Horse councillors who served the district for a combined total of 52 years have been honoured as Aldermen. Jim Halliday, Jerry Patterson and Reg Waite were awarded the title at a recent special Council meeting in recognition of the service they provided to the council and the district. Dr Jim […]

Aerial photo of Dalton Barracks site

June 23, 2022

Government pledges £100,000 of support for two local garden villages

The government has allocated £100,000 for two garden communities based in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts. Berinsfield Garden Village will be receiving £50,000 towards the costs of work to help develop the village with new and refurbished community facilities as part of plans to build around 1,700 new homes. The other £50,000 […]

Photo of Wantage town centre on market day with market stalls in foreground.

May 18, 2022

A new way of shopping has launched in Wantage

An exciting new shopping tool has launched in Wantage to help support local independent traders to recover following the pandemic. Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils are offering local organisations a free 12 months’ membership to ShopAppy, a website that helps market their goods and services online. Over 40 independent businesses based […]