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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. […]

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February 28, 2023

Award nomination for councils’ planning websites

A dynamic new digital approach to planning has been recognised with an award nomination. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have been shortlisted for the Digital Impact category in the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) awards for their work creating a digital-first approach to planning policy documents. The councils wanted to move away […]

February 20, 2023

Options for improvements in Abingdon unveiled

Ideas for improving areas in Abingdon town centre have been published as part of a document commissioned by Vale of White Horse District Council.

February 13, 2023

Public give their ideas for future of Abingdon town centre

Thousands of comments from residents, community groups, businesses and visitors have contributed to a document that sets out possibilities for how some locations in Abingdon town centre could be improved.