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Join the conversation on plan to put communities at the heart of everything

Affordable housing, climate and nature recovery, and sustainable and inclusive communities – three things being set as the top priorities at the heart of Vale of White Horse District.  Vale of White Horse District Council is setting a new council plan for the next four years and is encouraging everyone within the district to join […]

Lucy Billen

October 6, 2021

Joint leaders’ statement to mark World Homelessness Day – 10 October

A joint statement by the leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October.

October 4, 2021

Litter picking equipment presented to St Nicolas school in Abingdon

St Nicolas CE Primary School in Abingdon was presented with 30 children’s hi-vis jackets and other litter picking equipment by Vale of White Horse District Council as part of a council competition.

September 22, 2021

Councils discover Air Quality Superheroes in southern Oxfordshire

Today (22 September) is International Car Free Day – what better day to announce the winners of our Air Quality Superhero children’s competition.

September 21, 2021

Garden waste collections restart 27 September

The temporary pause to the garden waste service is coming to an end in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

September 16, 2021

Great success as children across southern Oxfordshire become Litter Bug Detectives

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils’ waste team successfully worked with 20 local parish and town councils to run children’s activity trails in the school summer holiday. Participants in the Litter Bug Detectives Trail could choose to be entered into a draw for their school to win litter picking equipment for a […]

September 13, 2021

Consultation opens on how we engage with communities about planning

our views are needed on how we engage with you about the councils’ planning processes.

September 9, 2021

Council meeting to discuss garden waste

The Vale of White Horse District Council will be holding an extraordinary full council meeting to discuss the issue of the garden waste service, which is currently temporarily suspended. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 September at 7pm at the council offices at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park. Anyone wishing to speak at […]

August 2, 2021

Garden waste suspended

From today South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have taken the difficult decision to activate their business continuity plan and suspend their garden waste collections. The councils’ bin crews will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections following government guidelines* in a bid to reduce the disruption […]

July 28, 2021

Book a test drive and join the electric vehicle revolution

Test drive events are taking place in Oxfordshire next month to showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and an innovative new way of charging them aimed at people without off-street parking.

July 28, 2021

Councils expand their free activity trails for children for the school summer holidays

From Monday 9 August to Monday 30 August Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are running FREE Litter Bug Detectives Trails for children in 19 sites across southern Oxfordshire with the chance for schools to win litter picking equipment.