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Gavin Walton

May 4, 2023

Local Elections 2023 – the results

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2023 local elections. For all the the results, please head to our Vale of White Horse Local Election page.

April 18, 2023

Are you ID ready for the local elections? Check now before it’s too late

If you intend to vote at a polling station on 4 May, check now that you have valid photo ID

a graphic showing a high street scene

April 11, 2023

Have you moved house or recently turned 18? Check that you are registered to vote

The deadline to register to vote for the 2023 local elections is Monday 17 April.

March 20, 2023

Get election ready – check your voter registration and ID before it’s too late

Voting at a polling station on 4 May? You must bring valid photo ID with you. No ID? apply now for free voter ID.

March 6, 2023

Water companies told to forget the reservoir and focus on fixing leaks

Plans for the future of water supplies in the South East, including a giant reservoir between Abingdon, Steventon and East Hanney, have been strongly criticised by Vale of White Horse District Council. Vale of White Horse District Council has published its response to the recent Water Resources South East (WRSE) public consultation, outlining numerous concerns […]

A photo of flowers and trees in Abingdon Garden in Abingdon

February 23, 2023

£2 million boost for community and neighbourhood facilities

Seven projects which will help increase life chances and support local businesses will benefit from £2 million in government funding. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have been allocated £1 million each from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund to provide better community and neighbourhood facilities and improve public open spaces to […]

An Ordinance Survey map of the area of Harwell parish on the left and the new Western Valley Parish on the right including a section of Great Western Park in Didcot, and up to the railway line running alongside the A4130 between Didcot and Milton Heights.

December 14, 2022

New Vale parish to be called Western Valley

A new parish aimed at improving local representation in the Harwell area will be known as Western Valley. Earlier this year, people across Harwell had the chance to comment on the name and governance arrangements for a new parish to the east of the A34 within Harwell, up to the boundary with South Oxfordshire.  97 […]

December 9, 2022

Action on the cost-of-living: Hundreds of low-income households to benefit from paying less council tax

1,400 households in the Vale of White Horse will benefit from a more generous council tax support (CTS) scheme following action to help those most at risk during the cost-of-living crisis.  At their meeting on Wednesday 7 December, district councillors at the Vale voted to remove restrictions requiring households on CTS to make a contribution […]

December 8, 2022

Cllr Bethia Thomas elected as new Leader at Vale of White Horse District Council

Cllr Bethia Thomas is the new Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. She was chosen by councillors during a vote at the Council meeting last night (7 December). Her election as Leader comes after Cllr Emily Smith chose to stand down having led the council since the local elections in 2019. Cllr Thomas, […]

Abingdon toilets in Abbey Meadow

November 4, 2022

Toilet vandals leave serious damage and another costly repair bill

More public money will have to be spent on repairing public toilets in Abingdon following the latest attack by vandals. Last week significant damage was caused to the toilets at Abbey Meadow by the River Thames.  Vandals ripped all the metal toilet roll holders off the walls and set fire to them and to the […]