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Charlotte Westgate

July 14, 2021

Fun for all the family as splash pads in the Vale reopen in time for the summer holidays

Splash pads at Abbey Meadow in Abingdon and Wantage Memorial Park will reopen from Monday 19 July with guaranteed fun for all the family.  The reopening follows the announcement from the government that Covid-19 guidelines around social distancing will be relaxed. Vale of White Horse District Council and their leisure contractor GLL, who run the […]

June 21, 2021

The White Horse Community Lottery is ready to help good causes

The White Horse Community Lottery officially launched Monday 14 June at a special virtual event attended by local VCS groups, community organisations and invited guests. The Vale of White Horse District council committed to launching its own lottery as a fun and creative way for voluntary and community groups to raise much needed funds.  The […]

June 18, 2021

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool ready to reopen

Great news for families and swimmers in the Vale – the Abbey Meadow outdoor pool in Abingdon will reopen on Monday 12 July in plenty of time for the summer holidays. Vale of White Horse District Council has been working hard with its leisure contractor GLL to get the pool open and allow local residents […]

June 8, 2021

“Move together” launched across Oxfordshire to help vulnerable residents

A new county-wide programme “Move Together” has launched today and will support hundreds of Oxfordshire residents most affected by Covid-19 to move more and protect their health and wellbeing. The Move Together initiative received a total of £362,975 from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund and Active Oxfordshire will be co-ordinating it. South Oxfordshire and Vale […]

May 27, 2021

We’d like to say a big “thank you” to all the volunteers across southern Oxfordshire

The leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered their thanks and gratitude to the thousands of volunteers across both districts ahead of volunteers’ week. During the 37th annual Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from the 1-7 June, the councils will be taking the “time to say thanks” and highlighting the […]

May 25, 2021

Financial support available for residents in need in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

The last year has been tough for many residents across Oxfordshire due to the pandemic. Households have been hit financially by redundancies and furlough and have found themselves with a day to day struggle to afford food and manage the costs of fuel bills. Throughout the year South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District […]

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May 19, 2021

Leaders Statement – 18 May 2021

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leaders Statement to Council at the meeting on 18 May 2021 Local Election Success First, I want to say a huge thank you to all our officers for their mammoth efforts to run a covid secure election so successfully. Having County Council, […]

May 14, 2021

New Community Lottery to launch in the Vale of White Horse next month

The Vale of White Horse District Council’s new lottery, the White Horse Community Lottery will launch in June with a special virtual event. Organisations from the district’s voluntary and community sector will be invited by the council to attend the event on Monday 14 June to find out how they can benefit from income raised […]

March 17, 2021

A new community lottery is coming to the Vale of White Horse

Local charities and good causes in the Vale of White Horse will soon be able to get a funding boost from a brand-new community lottery being launched by the district council this summer. The forthcoming new White Horse Community Lottery will allow players to choose which local charity their money benefits. Similar community lotteries elsewhere […]

March 2, 2021

Councils looking into the possibility of a joint South and Vale Local Plan

The two district councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are looking into the possibility of developing a joint Local Plan for the area to significantly reduce costs and help the councils meet their ambitious targets for making the two districts carbon neutral. Local Plans are used to help determine planning applications […]