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May 7, 2024

May half-term activities and shows for young children

The events are expected to be very popular so book now to avoid disappointment! To find out more and to book a place, visit

May 2, 2024

Polls closed in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election

The votes in this election will be counted across Thames Valley on Saturday 4 May.

April 10, 2024

Find out who you can vote for in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election

Voters can now find out about the people standing to be the Thames Valley’s next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on 2 May.

April 8, 2024

Voters urged to check they’re election ready before it’s too late

The deadline to register to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election is midnight on 16 April.

April 4, 2024

All you need to know about April’s extra garden waste collections

Residents who are subscribed to the district council brown bin garden waste service in South Oxfordshire or the Vale of White Horse can have extra garden waste collected for free, on their normal collection day only, between 15 and 26 April.

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March 25, 2024

Councils seek volunteers to recommend councillors’ allowances

Are you passionate about the local area? Would you like to be involved in setting councillors’ expenses and allowances that are reasonable for the work they do?

March 22, 2024

Find your voice – choose your next Police and Crime Commissioner

People living in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will be able to vote for their next Thames Valley Area Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on Thursday 2 May.

March 13, 2024

Go compost crazy for Food Waste Action Week – free compost and a ‘hot’ composter up for grabs

To mark Food Waste Action Week 2024, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are giving away free compost and running a competition to win a ‘hot’ composter worth over £130!

March 8, 2024

Enjoy fun for all the family this Easter

Fun activities and community days, family exercise, a museum of marvellous things and a cartoon circus are just some of the free and low-cost activities available for children and their families to enjoy during the Easter holidays.

February 16, 2024

Public services remain secure in draft Vale 2024-25 budget

Public services provided by Vale of White Horse District Council remain secure thanks to careful financial management.