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January 15, 2021

Council response to the government’s consultation on Covid-19 funding

The Government provided details of the Covid-19 funding for local government in 2021-22. The Government also set up a consultation on the local government finance settlement 2021-22. The Vale of White Horse District Council’s response to the consultation is summarised below: We welcome the additional funding support being proposed for councils for 2021-22.  However, we […]

January 12, 2021

First tenant moves into new housing project for homeless people in southern Oxfordshire

A former rough sleeper has started the new year by moving into a new home thanks to a new housing project for homeless people in southern Oxfordshire. Six new long-term homes have been provided for former rough sleepers in the south of the county following the success of a pilot project called ‘Housing First’ run […]

January 8, 2021

A letter to Garden Waste customers in the Vale

Dear Garden Waste customers in Vale of White Horse As some of you already know we have had to temporarily delay the start of our garden waste service which was due to commence on 11 January following the usual suspension over Christmas and New Year, which we do to allow crews to focus on collecting […]

December 3, 2020

Flytip in Harwell caught on camera

A man from Fyfield Wick near Abingdon has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 after Vale of White Horse District Council successfully prosecuted him for flytipping. The crime was caught on camera after the council placed CCTV cameras in the area in Harwell, following a number of cases of flytipping at that spot. William […]

November 17, 2020

New Covid Compliance Marshals in southern Oxfordshire

From 16 November, two new Covid Compliance Marshals have been employed to promote and encourage businesses and residents across southern Oxfordshire to comply with the COVID-19 public health measures to reduce the impact of the pandemic. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have used their allocation of a national government grant to […]

October 22, 2020

Oxfordshire close to ‘high’ COVID-19 alert level

People in Oxfordshire are being advised to be extra vigilant, particularly over half-term, as cases of coronavirus continue to spread across the county.  Evidence shows that, in the past two weeks, the virus has spread to a much wider age range across the county and is no longer confined to younger people in urban areas. […]

October 8, 2020

Our continuing campaign for cleaner air

To mark Clean Air Day to day (Thursday 8 October) South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a new campaign to encourage people to use less polluting means of transport, such as walking and cycling, for local journeys. Since March many of us have changed where we work and how far […]

September 30, 2020

£8 million of new funding for affordable homes across South and Vale

£8 million could be pumped into providing more affordable homes across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse following Cabinet meetings at the two district councils this week. Both councils have a strong commitment to delivering genuinely affordable housing, and reports being discussed by the councils’ Cabinets set out the options to how to […]

September 21, 2020

It’s National Recycling Week and residents are confused about crisp tubes

It’s National Recycling Week and crisp manufacturer Pringles has recently announced it will trial more recycling-friendly packaging, which is just as well as a survey has found residents in southern Oxfordshire say crisp tubes are the items they are most unsure of when it comes to recycling! In addition to confusion over crisp tubes, people […]

June 18, 2020

Residents reminded to recycle responsibly

Thousands of residents in southern Oxfordshire have found their recycling bins unemptied each week because they have put the wrong things in them. Putting non-recyclable items in recycling can contaminate a whole truckload, which is then rejected at the recycling facility. This turns neighbours’ recycling into rubbish and ultimately wastes energy and raw materials by […]