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November 2, 2023

Over £82,000 awarded to expand youth activities 

Children across Wantage, Grove and nearby neighbourhoods will soon have more exciting youth activities on offer, thanks to a funding boost for Sweatbox Community Youth Services.  Sweatbox is set to receive £82,166 from Vale of White Horse District Council to expand their weekly youth activities, which include sports, arts and more.  Specifically, the funds will […]

October 24, 2023

New grant to help people stay warm and fed this winter 

A new food and warmth grant will help support people in our communities this winter who may otherwise struggle to afford essential things.   Access to nutritious food and warm homes are basic necessities – but the ongoing impact of the pandemic on people’s finances, health and wellbeing has been further heightened by the cost-of-living […]

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August 18, 2023

Have your say on our landscapes and what’s changing them

A new study has launched to better understand, protect and enhance the unique landscapes across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse and you’re invited to have your say. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are preparing a new Landscape Character Assessment and are calling for residents, businesses and visitors to share […]

August 10, 2023

Help shape the future of tourism in our districts and be in with chance to win a £75 voucher

We want to hear from you to help us enhance our local tourism experiences and boost our economy – whether you’re a resident, tourism business or visitor, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, in collaboration with Tourism South East (TSE) Research, are calling for community feedback as part of their latest tourism […]

June 13, 2023

Come and say hello! New drop-in session on support

Our friendly Community Hub team will be at The Beacon in Wantage on Friday 16 June from 1pm, joined by Vale Community Impact. We’ll be offering cost-of-living information and support. YouMove will also be on hand to offer advice on helping people get active. Meet our Community Hub team Our Community Hub team will be […]

May 22, 2023

Council grants now available for food banks and community larders 

Councils offer financial support for community organisations as food prices continue to rise and increasing numbers of people turn to food banks for essentials.   The voluntary food network – voluntary and community organisations such as food banks, food larders and community fridges for residents – plays a vital role supporting people but demand for […]

March 17, 2023

Kingston Bagpuize scores brand new sports pavilion

Sports clubs and residents in Kingston Bagpuize will soon be kicking goals and taking wickets by a brand new £657,000 pavilion which is opening this weekend. Vale of White Horse District Council approved £596,757 of funding from developer contributions for Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Parish Council to deliver the pavilion. The funding was sourced from […]

March 16, 2023

New simplified planning at Milton Park to pave way for further life science and technology investment

One of Europe’s largest science and technology communities is in line for more jobs, business investment opportunities, and improved sustainability thanks to an updated planning document. Vale of White Horse District Council has voted to adopt an updated Local Development Order (LDO) for Milton Park subject to a legal agreement being finalised. Once adopted, the […]

March 9, 2023

Nine local charity groups given helping hand with lottery win

Nine charity organisations across the Vale have each received £1,000 of unrestricted funding to support their work with local communities thanks to the White Horse Community Lottery. Now in its second year, the White Horse Community Lottery has raised just under £28,000 and helped 49 local organisations, voluntary and charitable groups who are committed to […]

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February 22, 2023

Vale’s budget for 2023/24 protects frontline services, funds future-proof projects for climate and communities and helps with the cost-of-living

Careful financial management means Vale of White Horse District Council can continue providing support for local people affected by the cost-of-living crisis and can secure investment in reducing the carbon impact of council-owned buildings like leisure centres. Councillors voted unanimously to approve a budget for 2023/4 that shows a financial position that continues to improve […]