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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 […]

Climate Emergency

June 15, 2023

Have your say on air quality

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have put together a new plan of action for the next four years to improve air quality in the districts and now they are asking residents to have their say on the proposals.

May 23, 2023

£100,000 now available for community climate projects in Vale

What do sculpture making sessions in Abingdon, a car sharing club in Harwell and a community garden in Stanford in the Vale all have in common? The answer is they have all benefited from the Vale of White Horse’s Climate Action Fund which provides grants of up to £5,000 for climate-related community projects in the […]

May 3, 2023

#NoMowMay: Councils support biodiversity during No Mow May and beyond

Councils across Oxfordshire will be supporting No Mow May by allowing grass verges to grow long in May and beyond – in order to prioritise and promote biodiversity across the county.

April 4, 2023

Electric car club pilot scheme puts hire vehicles in car parks across Oxfordshire

Issued on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council Launch believed to be UK’s biggest countywide EV car club rollout Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website or below: An Oxfordshire wide car sharing pilot scheme is this month making 14 new electric vehicles (EVs) available for people to hire on an hourly or daily […]

March 15, 2023

Tree planting and grants for community climate projects highlighted in latest Climate Action report

Tree planting and grants to help community climate projects have been highlighted in a new report from Vale of White Horse District Council. As part of its commitment towards tackling climate change, the Vale publishes a quarterly report showing the progress of its Climate Action Plan. The Plan sets out the steps it will take […]

Solar panels being fitted to the roof of Faringdon Leisure Centre

March 9, 2023

Green energy powering leisure centre in the Vale

Work to install new eco-friendly technology at Faringdon Leisure Centre is near completion. This makes it the first Vale of White Horse District Council operated facility to have this technology to help cut carbon emissions and make it more cost effective to run. New air source heat pumps – which work by transferring heat absorbed […]

March 8, 2023

Councils launch new nature recovery project

The councils have launched a new nature recovery project called Let It Bee which aims to increase biodiversity on council land by allowing wildflowers and plants to grow on specific sites.

March 6, 2023

Water companies told to forget the reservoir and focus on fixing leaks

Plans for the future of water supplies in the South East, including a giant reservoir between Abingdon, Steventon and East Hanney, have been strongly criticised by Vale of White Horse District Council. Vale of White Horse District Council has published its response to the recent Water Resources South East (WRSE) public consultation, outlining numerous concerns […]

February 21, 2023

EV charging has doubled in first six months of the council scheme

Our installation of Electric Vehicle chargers at its car parks has seen charging volumes double in its first six months.

An image of the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre from the front and the right image is the outside of Wantage Leisure Centre

February 16, 2023

Leisure centres to be greener thanks to £6m funding

Air Source Heat Pumps, solar panels and other energy efficiency measures will be installed at Wantage Leisure Centre and the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon. Vale of White Horse District Council was successful in its bid for the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and has been awarded £5,992,916 in funding which will […]