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A photo of flowers and trees in Abingdon Garden in Abingdon

February 23, 2023

£2 million boost for community and neighbourhood facilities

Seven projects which will help increase life chances and support local businesses will benefit from £2 million in government funding. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have been allocated £1 million each from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund to provide better community and neighbourhood facilities and improve public open spaces to […]

Abingdon town centre shops

November 7, 2022

Nearly £6.5 million awarded to help local businesses

More than 2,000 businesses have received a much-needed relief award totalling almost £6.5 million to help reduce their business rates thanks to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. In total, £6,471,842 was allocated to businesses, using the government’s Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF), to help organisations that were unable to receive previous […]

solar farm

October 17, 2022

Council motion pledges support for businesses struggling with rising costs

Vale of White Horse councillors agreed to help support struggling local businesses and to urge government to do more for businesses affected by the cost of living crisis. Following an approved motion, Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, will write to The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Secretary of State […]

An image of what Milton Park might look like in the future.

August 30, 2022

Comments now open on proposals for better business space at Milton Park

People are being invited to comment on a planning review that could increase space for more business investment and improve the quality and sustainability of buildings at Milton Park. The revised plans are part of the council’s review of an existing Local Development Order (LDO), which is a way for local planning authorities to create […]

Photo of Wantage town centre on market day with market stalls in foreground.

May 18, 2022

A new way of shopping has launched in Wantage

An exciting new shopping tool has launched in Wantage to help support local independent traders to recover following the pandemic. Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils are offering local organisations a free 12 months’ membership to ShopAppy, a website that helps market their goods and services online. Over 40 independent businesses based […]

Plane wing during flight

November 25, 2021

Over £2.2 million extra funding for Southern Oxfordshire businesses is available this winter

Extra cash is available to help businesses that have been severely affected by Covid-19 restrictions to get through the winter months. Local businesses can now apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to help to keep them going through the quieter trading months. The funds could help businesses to become more resilient and will […]