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December 4, 2023

Join the fight against festive food waste – put your knowledge to the test and you could win a £100 farm shop voucher!

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being challenged to put their knowledge of food waste to the test and be in with the chance of winning a voucher worth £100 for a local farm shop and a hamper containing items to help reduce their waste!   Nationally, too much of […]

November 24, 2023

Suspended prison sentence for Wantage restaurant owner

The owner of a restaurant in Wantage has been handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting numerous food safety and hygiene breaches. On Friday 17 November at Oxford Magistrates’ Court, Masum Miah, owner of Masooms, 14 Wallingford Street, Wantage, received a six-month custodial sentence, suspended for two years and 200 hours of unpaid work, to […]

October 26, 2023

Affordable housing grant to help address urgent need

More affordable, energy efficient homes will be built in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse thanks to a new improved grant process. As part of the district councils’ work to help meet the urgent need for genuinely affordable housing in the region, local developers, Community Land Trusts and self-builders can apply for a […]

October 23, 2023

Brown bin subscribers can leave out extra garden waste

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 30 October and 10 November. Householders will be able to put out a maximum of up to four additional […]

October 23, 2023

Vale of White Horse welcomes A34 Lodge Hill scheme funding announcement

Vale of White Horse District Council has welcomed the news today that Oxfordshire County Council’s A34 Lodge Hill Interchange scheme has been awarded £17.33 million of government funding from Homes England’s Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land (BIL) fund. The Lodge Hill junction, located between Abingdon and Oxford, currently only has north-facing slips. The proposed scheme will offer […]

October 2, 2023

Fun for all the family this October half-term 

A range of free and low-cost fun activities are available for children and their families during the October half-term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  Provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, sessions include fun outdoor orienteering and events inside such as dance, sports, theatre and much more.  Here’s a full run down of […]

September 28, 2023

Residents urged to ‘Check it before you chuck it’

We are urging residents to ‘Check it before you chuck it’ as part of a drive to increase the amount and quality of recycling in the district. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched a new campaign asking people to check before they chuck items in their recycling bins. An estimated […]

image of three items of play equipment, an accessible roundabout, an accessible swing and and cable ride.

July 31, 2023

£45,000 investment will ensure more young children can enjoy Vale play areas

Work is underway to install exciting new equipment at three play areas in the Vale of White Horse.  The £45,000 upgrade will help to ensure that more children can play and have fun outdoors in district council play areas.   Vale of White Horse District Council is providing the accessible apparatus at Marlborough Gardens in […]

photo of the Armed Forces Day Flag flying above Abbey House

June 23, 2023

Flag raised to mark Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June is our chance to show our support to everyone in the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. To mark the occasion, Vale of White Horse District Council’s new Armed Forces and Veteran’s Champion, Cllr Mark Coleman, helped to raise the official […]

June 15, 2023

CCTV to target Abingdon toilet vandals

Individuals deliberately damaging public toilets in an Abingdon park now risk being caught on CCTV. Following repeated and costly vandalism, Vale of White Horse District Council has installed the cameras overlooking the entrance to the toilets in Abbey Meadow. The facility is well used throughout the year and is especially important during the summer months […]