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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 […]

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March 24, 2021

South and Vale Building Control Service Awarded Quality Mark

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ building control service has been awarded the quality mark ISO 9001 for their provision of public sector building control and public protection services. Building control is a service that checks that structures and buildings are constructed or modified to meet Building Regulations standards to make sure […]

Leisure needs

March 22, 2021

Council identifying how to spend housing cash for leisure

Local sports clubs in the Grove and Wantage area are helping Vale of White Horse District Council understand how money that’s coming in from new housing developments could be used to help provide appropriate new or improved leisure facilities for local residents. A similar engagement is taking place with clubs in the Faringdon and Great Coxwell area. […]

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March 12, 2021

Have you got your census letter?

Census day is almost here – stand up and be counted Households across Oxfordshire are being asked to take part in Census 2021, a national survey that takes place once every ten years. Census day is on March 21, and households have started receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms. […]