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Thomely staff member holding hands while jumping with child

May 21, 2024

Cash boost into Vale rural projects

More than £220,000 has been injected into projects that support businesses and community organisations in Vale of White Horse. Drawn from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF), a scheme for rural businesses and organisations as part of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda, the district council has allocated funding for a […]

March 28, 2024

Some council car park fees to change from April 1

New fees for car parks and permits in the Vale are being introduced from April 1.

March 25, 2024

Community placed at heart of decision making with new policy

A new initiative will put community at the centre of decision-making when South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils buy goods and services.

image of White Horse District Council logo

December 22, 2023

Council restates its opposition to the Abingdon reservoir at a busy December meeting

In its last full meeting of the year, council debated significant points of interest to the district and its future, with a motion restating the Vale’s opposition to the proposed reservoir, SESRO. It also considered the upcoming consultation to the council’s forthcoming joint local plan and its future commitment to climate action and nature recovery, […]

Counillor Mark Coleman in army uniform and headshot of Councillor Lucy Edwards

September 27, 2023

Including everyone is focus of two Vale champions

Two Vale champions are working to make sure everyone is included and represented in the district.

Cllr Eric de la Harpe on a bike next to a separate image of Cllr Katherine Foxhal in front of a field.

September 5, 2023

Champions work to make the Vale a greener, healthier place

Two new champions at Vale of White Horse District Council will help get people walking and cycling and focus on what we are doing towards nature recovery.

August 9, 2023

Champions to promote key work being done across Vale

A  new group of champions have been appointed to help highlight work being done by Vale of White Horse District Council in key areas.

Field with hay bales

July 26, 2023

Cash boost for rural economy across districts

More than £1m is available to help improve the rural economy across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.

June 28, 2023

Vale chair and vice-chair get straight to business

The new chair and vice-chair of Vale of White Horse District Council have wasted no time in getting out and about as part of their duties. Cllr Sally Povolotsky was named chair at the annual council meeting in May, while Cllr Kiera Bentley was named vice-chair. And the pair have immediately got down to businesses, […]

Vale Liberal Democrat councillors posing in a hall

May 19, 2023

Leader and Cabinet Members confirmed at annual Vale of White Horse District Council meeting

Councillor Bethia Thomas has been confirmed as the Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. Cllr Thomas – who became leader last December after previous leader Cllr Emily Smith stepped down – was officially confirmed as leader again at Wednesday’s (May 17) full council meeting following the results of the local elections in May. […]