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May 25, 2022

First Electric Vehicle Charging Points Go Live

The first of a series of 62 EV chargers which have been installed in council-run car parks across the Vale of White Horse district are now up and running.

March 23, 2022

The Vale rejects the need for gigantic new “environmentally disastrous” reservoir

Plans for an enormous reservoir near Abingdon should be halted due to significant environmental concerns says the Vale of White Horse District Council in its response to Thames Water’s public consultation on futureproofing water supplies in the area.

March 22, 2022

A glittering future for waste collections?

Waste crews in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will use an electric waste truck for the first time over the next few weeks.

March 16, 2022

Groups urged to apply now to the Vale’s Climate Action Fund

Communities looking to tackle climate change in the Vale are being urged to apply now for a share of a new £50,000 council grant. Applications are now open for Vale of White Horse District Council’s Climate Action Fund to help local groups, with up to £5,000 on offer for individual projects.  The fund is open […]

March 3, 2022

More than 150 volunteers support major tree planting effort

More than 150 volunteers joined a major tree planting event in Abingdon over two sessions on Saturday 26 February to help tackle climate change. Members of local community group Abingdon Carbon Cutters and other volunteers from across the area planted 420 trees at Rye Farm Meadow.  The work was the first stage of a project […]

March 1, 2022

Work on major EV charging scheme in the Vale is close to completion

The installation of the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Vale of White Horse looks close to completion as work is due to start on the last car park later this month.

February 24, 2022

Work to start on installing EV chargers in Faringdon

Work will begin on the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Faringdon next week.

February 22, 2022

Work to start on installing EV chargers in Abingdon

Work will begin on the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Abingdon this week.

February 21, 2022

Major tree planting project given the go-ahead in Abingdon

Over a thousand new trees will be planted in the Vale of White Horse, boosting local efforts to tackle climate change. Vale of White Horse District Council has just granted a community application for approximately 1,500 trees in Abingdon.  Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and so play a vital role in helping to […]

A photo of two people planting a small tree

February 14, 2022

£50,000 fund to boost community climate action in the Vale

Communities in the Vale of White Horse looking to tackle climate change could soon receive support from a new council grant. Vale of White Horse District Council’s new Climate Action Fund will offer a total of £50,000 to help local groups, with up to £5,000 on offer for individual projects.  All parish councils and local […]