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June 14, 2024

Food vendor faces further penalties for continuing to unlawfully trade

A food vendor unlawfully trading in Abingdon has been fined thousands of pounds, having already been prosecuted earlier this year. On 12 January 2024, Ozgur Kayaoglu, 49, of Thornford Drive, Westlea, Swindon, was fined nearly £10,000 in fines and costs for unlawfully trading in a layby near Abingdon. But Mr Kayaoglu continued to sell food […]

March 13, 2024

Help shape the future of sporting and leisure facilities

Starting today, sports clubs, leisure users and sports enthusiasts can have their say on sports and leisure facilities in South Oxfordshire and the Vale. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched their Playing Pitch and Leisure Facilities consultations looking at current and future provision of facilities across the districts. Each district […]

March 1, 2024

Council approves budget and states its opposition to Thames Water price hikes at a weighty February meeting

Budgets, flooding, Thames Water and public toilets were among the topics debated and discussed in the first full Vale of White Horse District Council meeting of 2024. Included in the debate was a motion interrogating Thames Water’s proposal to significantly increase household water bills in the district over the next 6 years.  Importantly, the Council also approved the 2024-2025 Vale of […]

February 28, 2024

Changing Places Toilet for all opened in Wantage

THE Wantage community has come together to help fund a new Changing Places Toilet in the public toilet block in Portway. The Changing Places toilet is a unisex facility that is specially designed with extra space and equipment so it can be used by people with a range of disabilities. Vale of White Horse District […]

February 23, 2024

Marking two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, councils reaffirm support for Ukrainian households living in the Vale and South Oxfordshire

Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Community Health and Wellbeing at Vale of White Horse District Council, said:  “The UK was one of the first countries that started to support Ukraine and welcomed Ukrainians who fled the war zone. Our unwavering support, and our communities’ ongoing welcome and help for Ukrainians seeking refuge is just […]

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February 22, 2024

Leader’s statement – 22 February 2024

A statement from Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council I’d like to begin with a big thank you for the very many officers and members involved in the process of setting the budget. I’m very pleased that we have once again been able to present a balanced budget to Council […]

February 22, 2024

Vital services guaranteed as 2024-25 Vale budget is approved

Residents in the Vale of White Horse will continue to receive quality, cost-effective local services after district councillors approved the 2024-2025 budget.  Despite major challenges, including below inflation funding increases, the cost-of-living crisis and ongoing economic and political uncertainty, thanks to careful financial management, the council has guaranteed vital public services, such as the district’s […]

January 22, 2024

Food vendor ordered to pay nearly £10,000 in fines

A food vendor has been ordered to pay nearly £10,000 in fines and costs after unlawfully trading in a layby. Ozgur Kayaoglu, age 49, of Thornford Drive, Westlea, Swindon, was seen selling food out of a VW Crafter Van in the layby along the A415 Marcham Road between the A34 and the minor road to […]

January 2, 2024

Local flood warnings and weather alerts

There are reports of properties flooding and road closures in some locations. We have a live website with useful information so you can monitor the situation near you.