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Climate Emergency

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 […]

February 8, 2022

Vale’s climate plan to cut council carbon emissions

Vale of White Horse District Council has taken its biggest step so far towards becoming carbon neutral within its own operations. The Vale has adopted its new Climate Action Plan, which sets out the steps it will take to reduce its emissions as it aims to become carbon neutral by 2030. This means, thanks to […]

January 28, 2022

New Vale plan to tackle emissions set for approval

A major new action plan aimed at cutting carbon emissions could be given the go-ahead next week. Tackling the climate emergency is a key priority for Vale of White Horse District Council, which aims to become a carbon neutral council by 2030.  This means, thanks to the actions put in place, the carbon produced from […]

January 21, 2022

Work starts on installing EV chargers

Work will begin on the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Wantage next week. The scheme proposes a total of up to 62 new charging points in car parks across the Vale of White Horse district – which are still to be confirmed. Engineers are scheduled to begin installing electric chargers at Portway […]

A picture of White Horse Hill in Uffington, featuring wind turbines in the distance

December 9, 2021

Councillors call on the government to support ambitious local climate action

Leader Emily Smith will write to Whitehall to urge the government to establish a programme for domestic retrofitting.  A nationally funded and sustainable scheme is needed across the country to make existing homes more environmentally friendly.  Ensuring the energy efficiency of existing housing stock, through installing insulation or carbon neutral heat pumps, will give the […]