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Gavin Walton

September 6, 2022

Homes urged to respond to voter registration reminder

Households across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to respond as soon as possible if they receive a reminder to update their voter registration details. Over the summer, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to all homes asking the occupants to check […]

sign to Oxford Magistrates Court

August 31, 2022

Taxi driver worked illegally following licence refusal

A man has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £1,000 after unlawfully continuing to work as a taxi driver despite having been refused a new licence following a series of speeding offences. On Friday 26 August 2022, Christopher Meads, 62, of Reynolds Way, East Challow, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court to knowingly […]

An Ordnance Survey Map of the area for the proposed Harwell East parish in relation to the existing Harwell parish. The new parish is shown as a shaded area to the north-east of Harwell village, including Valley Park and the section of Great Western Park that’s in the Vale of White Horse.

August 17, 2022

Residents’ feedback to help finalise new ‘Harwell East’ parish 

A new parish in the Harwell area could improve local representation and feedback from the local community will help to help influence the final plans. Everyone living in the Harwell area is currently represented by Harwell Parish Council however, with more homes being built and a growing population, residents could be better served if the […]

August 9, 2022

Help with energy bills – new support for those on low income in the Vale of White Horse

Households on low income in the Vale of White Horse will soon receive a one-off payment to help with the rising cost of energy bills. Those living in properties which are in council tax bands E to H and who are in receipt of council tax support will receive a single one-off payment of up […]

August 8, 2022

New fence to improve safety and tackle geese problem at Abbey Meadow

A new fence at Abbey Meadow will help to keep young children safe and could reduce the problem of geese causing havoc for park users. Abbey Meadow, the park area next to the Thames in Abingdon, is very popular with families, however there is currently no barrier to stop young children around the splash park […]

July 26, 2022

Residents urged to check their voter registration details

Residents across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to check the details on a letter they will receive from their district council from the end of July. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be sending a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to all homes which requires the occupants […]

A photo of lots of new tree stakes which are individually surrounded by plastic casing in a field

July 20, 2022

Call for communities to plant trees in record numbers

Communities and groups across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to put plans in place now, so they are ready to plant trees in record numbers during the annual tree planting season, later this year. Carbon dioxide (CO₂) produced through the burning of fossil fuels, waste, and other materials is […]

An image of a hand holding a illustrative tree where the leaves show the image of the globe. a butterfly sits on top of the tree

July 19, 2022

£50,000 funding for community climate projects

Energy saving in Botley, a new community hub in Shrivenham and draught busting in Wantage are just some of the many community projects which will receive funding from Vale of White Horse District Council to help tackle climate change. Thirteen projects across the district will receive a share of £50,000 after successfully applying to the […]

your choices matter - Climate Action Oxfordshire

July 11, 2022

New website provides one stop shop for tackling climate change in Oxfordshire

A new website offering practical advice for Oxfordshire people wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy has gone live today [11 July 2022]. Climate Action Oxfordshire – – lists measures people can take and rates them according to effort, impact, and cost. It also gives people an idea of what financial savings they can […]

June 6, 2022

Women’s Tour cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire on Saturday

Residents across the county will be able to cheer on elite riders when this year’s Women’s Tour professional cycling race returns to Oxfordshire this Saturday 11 June. Hosted for the third consecutive time by Oxfordshire County Council, and the county’s city and district councils, Oxfordshire is the venue for the final stage of this year’s six stage race. Riders will be flagged […]