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Lucy Billen

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.

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 […]