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Charlotte Westgate

December 14, 2022

Pool closure for maintenance work over Christmas

The swimming pool at Faringdon Leisure Centre will be closed over the Christmas period for urgent maintenance work to the roof. From 21-28 December the pool will be out of use so that essential work can be carried out on the steel roof support beams which are above the pool. During this time the rest […]

December 8, 2022

Leaders Statement – 7 December

As ever, it has been a busy couple of months.  Recent Cabinet Decisions  At Cabinet meetings in November and December we made further progress towards our corporate objectives.   A new Housing Delivery Strategy and Action Plan was adopted that sets out how we are already working to provide the homes that people need and […]

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November 4, 2022

A new approach for community health and wellbeing

“We want our residents to be active, healthy and happy.” Those were the words of Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council about a new Active Communities strategy her council has launched in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council. “Our aim is to give our local residents […]

Image of the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre poolside area with new LED lighting.

October 11, 2022

New LEDs light up leisure centre

New LED lighting at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon has given the centre a new lease of life and is saving energy at the same time. The centre is run by Vale of White Horse District Council and the lighting refurbishment project has cost a total of £78,858.94, with over £70,000 […]

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October 7, 2022

Roundtable seeks to shape collective, countywide response to the cost of living crisis

Support for the most vulnerable and keeping communities strong and resilient was the core focus for Oxfordshire leaders as they met on Thursday 6 October for a cost of living online roundtable event. Organisations that work closely with residents were among those joining Oxfordshire’s six councils at the roundtable, which sought to identify gaps in […]

July 29, 2022

Community Lottery raises nearly £25,000 for good causes

In its first year the White Horse Community lottery has raised £24,868 for good causes across the Vale.  The lottery supports a wide range of organisations, voluntary and charitable groups. Many of them have different reasons for needing additional funding but all have the same goal at their heart – to support their communities and […]

June 30, 2022

Could your parish be about to change? Have your say

Residents across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have another chance to comment on changes which could affect how their local area is run. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are carrying out a Community Governance Review which involves reviewing parish arrangements, inviting requests for changes and then implementing any […]

May 23, 2022

Councils mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a focus on the environment and wellbeing

Creating a lasting legacy will be at the heart of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years on the throne, there will be a focus on the environment and community wellbeing in the official Platinum Jubilee events across the […]

May 20, 2022

Vale of White Horse to get a new Food and Farming champion

The Vale is to get a new Food and Farming Champion to help promote food production, distribution, and healthy eating across the district. This action was part of a motion raised by Cllr Bethia Thomas at the Vale of White Horse District Council meeting earlier this week (18 May). Healthy food is vital for everyone, […]

Image of Abbey Meadow pool on a sunny day.

May 10, 2022

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured for many more summers of fun

Families will be able to enjoy summer holidays at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool and splash pad in Abingdon for years to come, despite spiralling energy costs that have closed pools all around the country. The school holidays are by far the pool’s busiest time, and so Vale of White Horse District Council pulled out the […]