Skip to content
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 […]

Climate Emergency

March 18, 2024

Oxfordshire awarded £3.6 million to triple public electric vehicle charging provision by 2025

Oxfordshire will receive £3.6 million to triple its number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers after the county’s Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) bid was approved.

March 1, 2024

Electric car club trial extended until September 2024

A year long Oxfordshire car sharing pilot scheme, launched in April 2023, is being extended by six months due to popular demand, with more vehicles to be added to the scheme shortly.

February 14, 2024

New planning rules mean good news for nature recovery

Biodiversity Net Gain– which came into law nationally on 12 February 2024 – is not a new concept for the councils, whose officers have been working on similar approaches to enhancing the wildlife value of new developments since becoming the first authorities in the UK to successfully secure a BNG agreement in 2013.

February 12, 2024

Councils have a joint plan for action on air quality

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have adopted a new joint Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) to improve air quality in the districts over the next four years.

December 12, 2023

Leisure centres install fan-tastic new energy saving measures

New measures at the Didcot centre follow a similar installation at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, in Abingdon in the Vale of White Horse district in June this year.

October 16, 2023

More than £56,000 given away for climate action projects

Buying water butts for Watchfield residents, restoring neglected woodland in Hinksey and insulating Littleworth Village Hall are just a few of the projects offered financial support by Vale of White Horse District Council through its Climate Action Fund this month.

September 18, 2023

New Oxfordshire wide air quality website launched

A new Oxfordshire air quality website has launched today – providing up to date air quality guidance and resources for across the county.

September 1, 2023

Electric vehicle charging and hire offers across Oxfordshire this World EV Day

Electric vehicle owners and hirers across Oxfordshire will be able to take advantage of a range of offers this World EV Day.

July 25, 2023

How we’re ‘Letting It Bee’ for Love Parks Week

As Keep Britain Tidy’s national Love Parks Week starts on 28 July, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are sharing with residents the latest updates on their work to increase biodiversity in their parks and open spaces. What we’ve done In March at the start of the growing season the councils’ parks […]

Image of Uffington White Horse

July 13, 2023

Leader’s Statement – 12 July

As I look around, it becomes evident that I am still trying to come to terms with the new look of our council and I am delighted to see a strong and active administration raring to get struck into the policy decisions that will come over the course of the next four years, and that […]