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Climate Emergency

November 23, 2022

Council encourages tree planting ahead of National Tree Week

As National Tree Week begins on Saturday, Vale of White Horse District Council is encouraging community groups and residents across the district to plant trees to help tackle the climate emergency.

November 21, 2022

Put your Christmas recycling knowledge to the test and you could win a hamper worth £100

People across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have the chance of winning a fantastic hamper worth £100 by putting their Christmas recycling knowledge to the test.

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October 18, 2022

Council votes to oppose fracking in the area

Making a clear anti-fracking stand, Vale of White Horse District Council has voted to resist any exploration of fracking in the district. Whilst there is no direct threat that fracking will take place in the district as no viable deposits of shale gas have been identified in or around Vale of White Horse ​at this […]

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October 17, 2022

Funding available for community climate projects – apply now!

Communities in the Vale have another chance to apply for funding to help grass roots projects aimed at tackling climate change. Local groups and town and parish councils can apply for a share of £50,000 from the latest round of Vale of White Horse District Council’s Climate Action Fund, with up to £5,000 on offer […]

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 – climateactionoxfordshire.org.uk – 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.