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September 22, 2022

Join the free family fun at The Beacon’s Open Day

Everyone is invited to join The Beacon’s open day on Sunday 2 October for an afternoon of free fun for all – plus a taste of the different events and activities regularly on offer at the Wantage landmark building. Martial arts experts and dance class teachers will be demonstrating what goes on in their weekly […]

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June 27, 2022

More help for people to pay food and energy bills

More help is on the way for people who are struggling to pay their food, energy and other related bills. Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have opened a voucher scheme to support households who can’t afford to pay for life’s essentials. The scheme is part of the Government’s Household Support Fund […]

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March 4, 2022

Support for Ukraine

Find out about the government’s local sponsorship scheme and other support.

Household support fund

December 6, 2021

New vouchers will help people with winter essentials

Help is at hand this winter for people who may struggle to pay for heating, food or other essentials – thanks to a new voucher scheme that has launched in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse. The new, targeted programme set up by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will […]

September 10, 2021

Supporting Afghan refugees

As the heartbreaking events continue to unfold in Afghanistan, we’re working together as part of a co-ordinated response effort with Oxfordshire County Council and health and charity partners, to help find suitable accommodation and ensure families and individuals have access to ongoing mental health support, education, food, medicine, and other vital services For individuals who […]

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June 18, 2021

District councils approve a revised management structure to provide stability to residents

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have made their interim senior management team structure permanent to help provide a firm and stable base from which they can deliver their corporate plan priorities and services to residents.  The decision formalises the structure that has been operating successfully at the councils for many months and […]

The Beacon arts and community centre

June 14, 2021

The Beacon to open again to the public

Vale of White Horse District Council is pleased to announce that it plans to open The Beacon arts and community centre in Wantage to the public again from 6 September.  The Beacon, owned and run by the district council, will open in September following the news that it will no longer be needed as a […]

May 21, 2021

District councils help local businesses reopen and welcome back customers safely

Residents in southern Oxfordshire are being urged to enjoy the easing of restrictions safely with new messaging they’ll see while out and about from their district councils. The government is warning the public to remain cautious as restrictions ease amidst concerns about the Indian variant of Covid-19, and so South Oxfordshire and Vale of White […]

May 18, 2021

Councils welcome call on climate action

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have welcomed a call from Oxford Friends of the Earth for all Oxfordshire councils to do everything they can to tackle the climate emergency, while highlighting the positive work that is already taking place. Oxford Friends of the Earth published a report entitled ‘In case of emergency…’ […]

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March 26, 2021

Councils to offer financial support to leisure provider

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have agreed to offer a financial support package to GLL, the leisure contractor that manages leisure facilities across both districts, subject to formal agreements being entered into. The leisure industry has been hit really hard by the pandemic having spent much of the last year closed […]