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Lucy Billen

September 1, 2023

Electric vehicle charging and hire offers across Oxfordshire this World EV Day

Electric vehicle owners and hirers across Oxfordshire will be able to take advantage of a range of offers this World EV Day.

July 25, 2023

How we’re ‘Letting It Bee’ for Love Parks Week

As Keep Britain Tidy’s national Love Parks Week starts on 28 July, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are sharing with residents the latest updates on their work to increase biodiversity in their parks and open spaces. What we’ve done In March at the start of the growing season the councils’ parks […]

June 15, 2023

Have your say on air quality

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have put together a new plan of action for the next four years to improve air quality in the districts and now they are asking residents to have their say on the proposals.

May 23, 2023

£100,000 now available for community climate projects in Vale

What do sculpture making sessions in Abingdon, a car sharing club in Harwell and a community garden in Stanford in the Vale all have in common? The answer is they have all benefited from the Vale of White Horse’s Climate Action Fund which provides grants of up to £5,000 for climate-related community projects in the […]

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.