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Charlotte Westgate

March 31, 2022

Faringdon leisure centre will be powered by solar energy, cutting carbon emissions in the Vale

A low-carbon, energy-efficient future for Faringdon Leisure Centre became a huge step closer, when work began on installing solar panels and air source heat pump technology this month. The refurbishments will significantly improve the carbon footprint of the building, and it will become the Vale’s first council-owned building to be powered entirely by low-carbon and […]

December 9, 2021

More research needed before Abingdon reservoir plans can be approved

More evidence has been demanded by Vale councillors over the need for a reservoir in Abingdon and its environmental impact. Thames Water are developing a proposal to create a reservoir on land south west of Abingdon. But councillors have voted to oppose the proposals unless further independent research is carried out on whether the company’s […]

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December 9, 2021

Leader’s statement – 8 December 2021

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leader’s statement to Council at the meeting on 8 December 2021. It really is a privilege to be leading this council through some significant changes and challenges. The dedication of members and officers to making the Vale a better place to live […]

November 1, 2021

Good causes in the Vale benefit from White Horse Community Lottery

Since its first draw in September the White Horse Community Lottery has already started to raise money for good causes across the Vale, enabling them to continue and expand their work with vulnerable residents and communities in the district. The Vale of White Horse District Council’s free community lottery launched in June and so far, […]

September 27, 2021

Amazon wishlist for specific donations to help Afghan guests

People in Oxfordshire are being asked to make donations of very specific items to help Afghan people currently being looked after in the county after their recent arrival in the UK following events in their home country. As is the case throughout the country Oxfordshire is playing host to a number of Afghan people in […]

September 15, 2021

First draw for Vale Council’s White Horse Community lottery takes place this weekend

The first draw for the Vale of White Horse District Council’s White Horse Community Lottery takes place this weekend on Saturday 18 September. By buying lottery tickets residents are doing their bit to help support those in need. Set up by the council to help voluntary organisations raise vital funds towards their services, the lottery […]

August 24, 2021

Covid-safe transportation funding gives invaluable support to residents across southern Oxfordshire

Vulnerable residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have been able to get to vaccination appointments and receive food parcels thanks to £136,363 of funding awarded to local voluntary and community organisations to provide Covid-safe transportation. The South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils were able to grant 12 organisations […]

August 5, 2021

Table tennis facilities available for all ages and abilities in southern Oxfordshire

Table tennis tables will be appearing in locations across southern Oxfordshire over the summer. The tables are part of an ongoing initiative with South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to help residents be active and healthy. The councils are working alongside Table Tennis England, the councils’ Didcot Garden Town project team and […]

July 28, 2021

First tickets for the White Horse Community lottery go on sale

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can help out local good causes and be in with a chance of winning a weekly £25,000 jackpot if they buy a ticket for the White Horse Community Lottery which go on sale this week. Players of the lottery can choose which local good cause they want to […]

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July 15, 2021

Leaders Statement – 14 July 2021

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leaders Statement to Council at the meeting on 14 July 2021 Covid Update  As members are aware, Covid is once again spreading fast and causing the local authorities and health partner’s concern. Oxford City has been classified as an Enhanced Response Area […]