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Lucy Billen

May 3, 2023

#NoMowMay: Councils support biodiversity during No Mow May and beyond

Councils across Oxfordshire will be supporting No Mow May by allowing grass verges to grow long in May and beyond – in order to prioritise and promote biodiversity across the county.

April 4, 2023

Electric car club pilot scheme puts hire vehicles in car parks across Oxfordshire

Issued on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council Launch believed to be UK’s biggest countywide EV car club rollout Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website or below: An Oxfordshire wide car sharing pilot scheme is this month making 14 new electric vehicles (EVs) available for people to hire on an hourly or daily […]

March 17, 2023

Councils challenge Oxford City’s plan for high housing numbers

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils have both responded firmly to Oxford City Council’s consultation that appears to be attempting to exceed the city’s remit and force more development across Oxfordshire’s rural countryside.

March 15, 2023

Tree planting and grants for community climate projects highlighted in latest Climate Action report

Tree planting and grants to help community climate projects have been highlighted in a new report from Vale of White Horse District Council. As part of its commitment towards tackling climate change, the Vale publishes a quarterly report showing the progress of its Climate Action Plan. The Plan sets out the steps it will take […]

March 8, 2023

Councils launch new nature recovery project

The councils have launched a new nature recovery project called Let It Bee which aims to increase biodiversity on council land by allowing wildflowers and plants to grow on specific sites.

February 21, 2023

EV charging has doubled in first six months of the council scheme

Our installation of Electric Vehicle chargers at its car parks has seen charging volumes double in its first six months.

January 4, 2023

Car park transformed with young people’s art

A graffiti-strewn car park in Wantage has been transformed into a colourful modern mural thanks to a local youth group and Vale of White Horse District Council.

December 5, 2022

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2022/23

A guide to council services over the Christmas and New Year period when the council offices are closed to the public.

November 30, 2022

Final Park and Charge electric vehicle charging hub goes live

Hundreds of charging points set up in council car parks around Oxfordshire The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has been completed. This includes 62 charging points in five of our council car parks in Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage. The final EV charging hub in the […]

November 23, 2022

Council encourages tree planting ahead of National Tree Week

As National Tree Week begins on Saturday, Vale of White Horse District Council is encouraging community groups and residents across the district to plant trees to help tackle the climate emergency.