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Climate Emergency

October 17, 2022

Report highlights council’s work towards tackling the climate emergency

Vale of White Horse District Council’s work towards tackling climate change has been highlighted in a new quarterly report. As part of its commitment to openness and transparency, the Vale publishes a performance report showing the progress of its Climate Action Plan.  The Plan sets out the steps it will take to become a carbon […]

October 3, 2022

Changes to some waste collections in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

From 10 October there will be changes to some waste collection routes in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly.  

A photo of lots of new tree stakes which are individually surrounded by plastic casing in a field

July 20, 2022

Call for communities to plant trees in record numbers

Communities and groups across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to put plans in place now, so they are ready to plant trees in record numbers during the annual tree planting season, later this year. Carbon dioxide (CO₂) produced through the burning of fossil fuels, waste, and other materials is […]

An image of a hand holding a illustrative tree where the leaves show the image of the globe. a butterfly sits on top of the tree

July 19, 2022

£50,000 funding for community climate projects

Energy saving in Botley, a new community hub in Shrivenham and draught busting in Wantage are just some of the many community projects which will receive funding from Vale of White Horse District Council to help tackle climate change. Thirteen projects across the district will receive a share of £50,000 after successfully applying to the […]

your choices matter - Climate Action Oxfordshire

July 11, 2022

New website provides one stop shop for tackling climate change in Oxfordshire

A new website offering practical advice for Oxfordshire people wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and save energy has gone live today [11 July 2022]. Climate Action Oxfordshire – – lists measures people can take and rates them according to effort, impact, and cost. It also gives people an idea of what financial savings they can […]

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 […]