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Join the conversation on plan to put communities at the heart of everything

Affordable housing, climate and nature recovery, and sustainable and inclusive communities – three things being set as the top priorities at the heart of Vale of White Horse District.  Vale of White Horse District Council is setting a new council plan for the next four years and is encouraging everyone within the district to join […]

Charlotte Westgate

February 22, 2024

£760K boost for good causes in the Vale

Two good causes providing information and advice for residents in the Vale have been awarded £760,000 this month. Vale of White Horse District Council has given support to Oxfordshire South and Vale Citizens Advice (£460,000) and Vale Community Impact (£300,000) through their Partnership Grant scheme. The Council recognises the pressures on organisations due to the […]

The current tennis court area at White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre before refurbishment

January 30, 2024

Game, Set and Match! £165,500 investment in new tennis courts for Abingdon

There’s great news for tennis fans – who will soon be able to play all year round thanks to a revamp of the courts in Abingdon. Work is due to begin on Monday 5 February to install four new 3G Artificial Turf Pitch (ATP) tennis courts at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre. These […]

photo of Faringdon swimming pool

November 6, 2023

Over £440,000 awarded to support swimming pools in South and Vale

Swimming pools across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have been awarded a total of £441,542. The award will help ensure residents continue to have access to good swimming facilities across the two districts. Recent research has shown swimming positively contributes to physical and mental wellbeing, to individual and community development, and helps to […]

July 17, 2023

Lots of fun for everyone this summer!

Are you ready for a summer of fun? South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have organised a summer packed full of fun free and low-cost activities for the whole family to enjoy! Starting Monday 24 July and running through to Friday 1 September activities will be taking place across the districts to […]

July 3, 2023

Didcot prepares to party!

Who’s ready to party? Head to Didcot this summer, the place to be for free and fun activities for everyone to enjoy from the 22 July – 30 August. The Didcot Garden Party launches on Saturday 22 July with an all-day event at Cornerstone Arts Centre that will start at 11am and run through until […]

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool on a sunny day

June 26, 2023

Summer season set to start at Abbey Meadow

Families in the Vale are getting ready for a summer holiday of splashing, swimming and fun at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool in Abingdon, which is currently being prepared to open for its summer season.  The pool will open ahead of the school summer holidays on Saturday 22 July – a few days earlier than originally […]

June 20, 2023

Cycles recycled to help Vale residents get on their bike

Residents in Abingdon can now get active and healthy using donated bikes with the new Ride Revolution project. Ride Revolution is a pilot project, set up by Vale of White Horse District Council, that will take unwanted bikes through donation, scrapyards and recycling centres and get them restored or repaired with the support of students […]

June 5, 2023

Didcot Garden Party has something for everyone to enjoy this summer

Didcot Garden Party is back this summer, bigger and better than before with a great selection of free activities for everyone to enjoy. From creative and arts activities, to sport, yoga and live music there is something to suit all ages and interests. The party starts on Saturday 22 July and will run through to […]

Outside The Beacon in Wantage

May 31, 2023

Free fun for all at The Beacon’s Open Day

The Beacon Open Day is returning this year for an afternoon full of free family fun on Sunday 25 June. Get a taste of different events and activities that take place at The Beacon in Wantage, which is managed by Vale of White Horse District Council, and activities in the wider local community. As part […]

Mr Bubbles from The Bubble Show

May 24, 2023

Comedy, crafts and a whole lot of fun this half term

Kids of all ages have a range of activities to choose from across South Oxfordshire and the Vale this half term. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have planned a week of free and low-cost family fun including table tennis, nature walks, Xplorer and multisport activities. There’s much more to table tennis […]