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Lucy Billen

July 27, 2021

Man prosecuted for fly-tipping in Harwell

A 36-year-old man from Didcot has been ordered to pay £875 after he was successfully prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council for fly-tipping at Harwell. Aaron Chewings, of Abbott Road, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping household waste on private land, at Oxford Magistrates Court on 15 July. On 15 May 2020, a fly-tip at […]

July 23, 2021

Taxi driver fined for driving with an expired taxi licence

Vale of White Horse District Council has successfully prosecuted a taxi driver from Oxford after he admitted driving a taxi when not licensed to do so, and failing to report damage to a licensed vehicle to the council. Husaam Hussain, aged 27 from Cosin Close, pleaded guilty to the two charges at Oxford Magistrates’ Court […]

July 19, 2021

Disruption to waste collection services – July 2021

We are very sorry if your bins were not emptied as expected in the past couple of weeks. Our waste collection services are still facing some disruptions. Please see our waste collection page for the latest information. Thank you.

June 25, 2021

Man prosecuted after furniture was set alight at The Ridgeway

Following a successful prosecution by Vale of White Horse District Council, a 27-year-old lorry driver from Gloucestershire has been ordered to pay more than £1,400 after furniture and household rubbish was set alight on land near The Ridgeway. Daniel Murphy, of Kingsmeadow, Bourton on the Water, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (18 June). […]

June 15, 2021

Oxfordshire councils and police partners win top award for business support during the pandemic

Businesses in Oxfordshire can be confident they are receiving the highest standards of support from all the local councils and the police after the county’s regulatory teams won a hotly contested and prestigious award. A combined nomination was made by Oxfordshire’s Regulatory Partners to the Office for Product and Safety Standard’s national awards (2021). The county council’s trading […]

May 24, 2021

Calling all HGV drivers – we need you… to drive our bin lorries

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are actively calling for HGV drivers to join their bin crews to avoid disruptions to waste collections. Like many parts of the UK, the districts are facing a shortage of HGV drivers for their bin crews due to a number of factors. These include fewer newly […]

May 17, 2021

Councils launch a Litter Bug Detectives Activity Trail for summer half term holiday

From Saturday 29 May to Saturday 5 June Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are running a new Litter Bug Detectives Trail for children in four parks across southern Oxfordshire. The trails will be available in Edmonds Park in Didcot, Southern Road Recreation Ground in Thame, Abbey Garden Meadows in Abingdon and […]

April 21, 2021

Swindon man prosecuted after fly-tip found in Shrivenham

A Swindon man has been successfully prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council after he paid someone to get rid of waste and it was then fly-tipped near Shrivenham. Joshua Salter, aged 28, of Linden Avenue, Swindon pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates Court on 9 April to three charges relating to his failing in […]

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March 29, 2021

Former leader of the Vale, Roger Cox

It’s with great sadness that we can confirm that Roger Cox, the former Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, passed away on Saturday. He represented his local Faringdon ward for many years and served in a number of different Cabinet positions before becoming leader. It was while he was Leader of the council […]

March 4, 2021

Vale and South are top recyclers…again

Residents in southern Oxfordshire are among the top recyclers in the country yet again! Yesterday the government published the figures showing how much waste is recycled across the country. South Oxfordshire District had the second highest recycling rate in England with 64 per cent of its waste being recycled. Vale of White Horse district came […]