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November 1, 2021

New Vale of White Horse District Council Deputy Leader announced

Councillor Bethia Thomas has been announced as the new Deputy Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. Cllr Thomas, who is also the Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, will take up the additional role from Monday (November 1). The Faringdon resident – who was brought up in Australia – was elected as Faringdon Ward […]

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October 26, 2021

Views sought on future development at airfield at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon

We’re asking your views on how future development at the airfield at Dalton Barracks near Abingdon should look and feel, and how it should contribute to the area. Part of the airfield at the Ministry of Defence site at Dalton Barracks was chosen for development as part of the Vale of White Horse Local Plan. […]

October 8, 2021

More funding for new community facilities as updated rates for developers agreed

Councillors have agreed revised rates that developers will be required to pay towards community facilities and local infrastructure that are needed as a result of development growth in the Vale of White Horse District. Vale of White Horse District Council is able to secure money from developers towards the provision of local facilities and infrastructure […]

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October 7, 2021

Leader’s Statement – 6 October 2021

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leader’s Statement to Council at the meeting on 6 October 2021 Supporting Vulnerable People It is a particularly busy time for the council with a huge amount of work to support our communities happening in line with our corporate plan.  Since our last […]

August 27, 2021

Garden Waste Service update

3 September 2021 – please see the latest update on the garden waste service here.

August 17, 2021

Summer consultations offer chance to reaffirm commitment to tackling climate emergency

Vale councillors have agreed to use a number of key consultations this summer to reaffirm the district council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency. The council has declared a Climate Emergency and adopted targets to be carbon neutral by 2030, with a target for the district to be carbon neutral by 2045. At a full […]

August 4, 2021

Garden waste service suspended

From today South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have taken the difficult decision to activate their business continuity plan and suspend their garden waste collections. The councils’ bin crews will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections following government guidelines* in a bid to reduce the disruption […]