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Major incident declared after water pipe burst near Oxford

Water supplies have been affected in South Oxfordshire and the Vale following a burst water pipe.

Jo Duckles

February 23, 2021

£240,000 for newt conservation

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have helped raise more than £240,000 for great crested newt habitats.  The funds have been raised over three years through an ongoing, innovative conservation scheme to protect the newts, which are a European protected species.   The councils have a Natural England licence allowing them […]

An artists image of the new pavilion. Photo: A’Bear & Ball Architects

February 12, 2021

Funding approved for new Shrivenham sports pavilion

A brand-new sports pavilion will be built in Shrivenham, using funds raised by the Vale of White Horse District Council from local housing developments.  The funding was approved at a full council meeting on 10 February. The money comes from S106 agreements made with developers when they were granted planning permission for new homes in […]

January 22, 2021

Community testing to be available for some key workers from early February

Community COVID-19 testing services for key workers will start to be rolled out in Oxfordshire in early February. It will use rapid lateral flow tests to help identify people who have COVID but display no symptoms. Identifying infectious individuals early, isolating them, and tracing their contacts can reduce transmission of the virus significantly. The new […]

January 11, 2021

Community infrastructure – we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned  growth across the District. The council is asking the public and local businesses and organisations to comment on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the draft Developer Contributions […]

January 11, 2021

Community infrastructure – we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned  growth across the District. The council is asking the public and local businesses and organisations to comment on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the draft Developer Contributions […]

December 17, 2020

“Ask for help now if you think you’ll need it this Christmas,” say councils

With food banks and other support organisations running reduced or limited services over the Christmas period, South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are urging residents to think ahead and get in touch now if they’ll need help with food or essential supplies. The councils’ own Community Hub service will be […]

December 2, 2020

Leader’s statement on the end of lockdown 2, December 2020

Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, Cllr Emily Smith, says: “Thank you to everyone who has followed the government’s rules during lockdown, your efforts have had a positive impact on infection rates, but we need to keep going.  As many of our pubs, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues are re-opening, they will be […]

November 13, 2020

Council outlines plans for the future

Vale of White Horse District Council has launched its brand-new corporate plan outlining how it will serve its communities over the next few years. The plan includes what the council’s priorities should be while supporting the district through COVID-19, the recovery, and beyond. The plan highlights priorities including economic recovery, housing and the Climate Emergency. […]