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Join the conversation on plan to put communities at the heart of everything

Affordable housing, climate and nature recovery, and sustainable and inclusive communities – three things being set as the top priorities at the heart of Vale of White Horse District.  Vale of White Horse District Council is setting a new council plan for the next four years and is encouraging everyone within the district to join […]


October 10, 2023

The Vale steps up to help families who supported the UK’s military operations in Afghanistan

An innovative new arrangement will support the welfare of families from Afghanistan who have contributed to the UK’s military operations in their country. Families who had put themselves at risk by working and fighting for the UK, were forced to flee their home country when the Taliban regained control. Since then, many of them have […]

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October 9, 2023

Joint leaders’ statement to mark World Homeless Day – 10 October

The following is a joint statement by the leaders of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils, Cllrs Bethia Thomas and David Rouane to mark World Homeless Day on 10 October: “As international attention focuses today on homelessness, we believe everyone should have somewhere they feel safe and secure that they can call […]

July 25, 2023

£155k of longer-term funding for vital information and advice services

Organisations based in the Vale of White Horse who provide vital information, advice and outreach services can now apply for up to five years of funding, thanks to a new grant scheme. Vale of White Horse District Council has launched the £154,920 partnership grant to help ensure that information and advice organisations who help people […]

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July 13, 2023

Leader’s Statement – 12 July

As I look around, it becomes evident that I am still trying to come to terms with the new look of our council and I am delighted to see a strong and active administration raring to get struck into the policy decisions that will come over the course of the next four years, and that […]

June 21, 2023

Ukrainian housing officer Olha now helping others find their feet

Supporting Refugee Week, Olha, who works as part of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils’ Ukraine Support, shares her experience leaving Ukraine, arriving in the UK, finding work and accommodation, and settling in her family to life in the UK. Olha arrived in the UK in May 2022 and came to the […]

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October 18, 2022

Council votes to oppose fracking in the area

Making a clear anti-fracking stand, Vale of White Horse District Council has voted to resist any exploration of fracking in the district. Whilst there is no direct threat that fracking will take place in the district as no viable deposits of shale gas have been identified in or around Vale of White Horse ​at this […]

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 […]