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July 18, 2024

Councils running their FREE Litter Bug activity trails competition during the school summer holidays

From Friday 19 July to Sunday 11 August South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are once again running FREE Litter Bug Detectives activity trails for children across the districts.

July 3, 2024

Collaboration with Earth Trust to manage council green space expands

Earth Trust has been awarded an expanded contract by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to manage additional nature reserves and community green spaces across Oxfordshire.

May 24, 2024

Vale makes great headway in achieving net zero

Vale of White Horse District Council is making great headway in its goal to achieve net zero and has so far seen a 47 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions since 2009/10.

May 3, 2024

Council grants double for climate projects

Great news for local community groups looking to tackle climate change and help nature recovery as the Vale of White Horse District Council has doubled the size of the maximum grant available to £10,000 per project from its Climate Action Fund .

April 29, 2024

Council serves a volley of improvements at its leisure centres

The upgrade of Vale of White Horse District Council’s leisure centres continues with the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon now ‘ready for tennis’ at any time of the year.

March 18, 2024

Oxfordshire awarded £3.6 million to triple public electric vehicle charging provision by 2025

Oxfordshire will receive £3.6 million to triple its number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers after the county’s Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) bid was approved.

March 1, 2024

Electric car club trial extended until September 2024

A year long Oxfordshire car sharing pilot scheme, launched in April 2023, is being extended by six months due to popular demand, with more vehicles to be added to the scheme shortly.

February 14, 2024

New planning rules mean good news for nature recovery

Biodiversity Net Gain– which came into law nationally on 12 February 2024 – is not a new concept for the councils, whose officers have been working on similar approaches to enhancing the wildlife value of new developments since becoming the first authorities in the UK to successfully secure a BNG agreement in 2013.

February 12, 2024

Councils have a joint plan for action on air quality

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have adopted a new joint Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) to improve air quality in the districts over the next four years.

December 12, 2023

Leisure centres install fan-tastic new energy saving measures

New measures at the Didcot centre follow a similar installation at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, in Abingdon in the Vale of White Horse district in June this year.