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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.

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October 10, 2022

New Hackney carriage fare limits agreed for Vale of White Horse 

Hackney carriages operating in the Vale of White Horse will have a new maximum fare they can charge passengers.  The district council recently carried out a consultation on the maximum fares for journeys carried out by Vale of White Horse licensed hackney carriages within the district.  The revised fares were agreed at the Cabinet meeting […]

October 5, 2022

Major incident declared after water pipe burst near Oxford

Water supplies have been affected in South Oxfordshire and the Vale following a burst water pipe.

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August 25, 2022

Man fined after failing to check who took his waste

A man has been fined more than £500 after paying someone to remove his waste that ended up being fly-tipped. Scott Davies, 42 of Bridge End Road, Swindon, failed to check if the man with a cage vehicle who said he could remove Mr Davies waste had a waste carriers’ licence. Paying £50 for the […]

August 18, 2022

District councils to be temporarily based in Abingdon

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will soon be moving on from the office building that has been our home for the past seven years. At the end of September, to significantly reduce unnecessary costs, we will be moving to some temporary office space in the Vale’s Abbey House building in the […]

August 3, 2022

Joint statement from the leaders of South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, and West Oxfordshire District Council

“The five Local Planning authorities in Oxfordshire have been working together on a joint plan for Oxfordshire to 2050. It is with regret that we were unable to reach agreement on the approach to planning for future housing needs within the framework of the Oxfordshire Plan.  “Local Plans for the City and Districts will now […]

Lizzie Pugh outside Vale of White Horse District Council offices with Cllrs Bethia Thomas and Helen Pighills

July 27, 2022

Council welcomes 10-year-old’s petition

Vale of White Horse District Council has welcomed a petition presented by a 10-year-old and is encouraging other young people to get involved in local democracy.  Lizzie Pugh from Faringdon gave a presentation arguing the need for a new splash park at her hometown to the council’s Cabinet meeting on Friday 22 July.  In her […]

July 20, 2022

How good is your council? Districts release annual performance reviews

The district councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse receive seven per cent of your council tax, so it’s important you know how they’re doing and that you’re getting value for money. Both councils are committed to transparency and to being accountable for their actions, and as part of that commitment they’ve […]