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Climate Emergency

October 5, 2021

New policy to boost the planting and protection of trees on public land

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched a new policy which outlines how they will protect, plant and manage trees on the land they own, and how they’ll support communities to apply to plant trees on council owned land. Protecting and increasing tree cover will ensure that trees across our districts […]

September 22, 2021

Councils discover Air Quality Superheroes in southern Oxfordshire

Today (22 September) is International Car Free Day – what better day to announce the winners of our Air Quality Superhero children’s competition.

September 14, 2021

Councils pledge their support for the Great Big Green Week and urge residents to get involved

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are backing a national campaign aimed at helping and encouraging residents, communities, and businesses to act to help tackle the climate crisis, and to protect and improve our environment. Great Big Green Week, from 18 to 26 September, will see events taking place across the country, […]

September 7, 2021

Get involved with the Thames river clean up

Residents and community groups across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being encouraged to come together in their local communities to help clean up their stretch of the River Thames.

August 17, 2021

Summer consultations offer chance to reaffirm commitment to tackling climate emergency

Vale councillors have agreed to use a number of key consultations this summer to reaffirm the district council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency. The council has declared a Climate Emergency and adopted targets to be carbon neutral by 2030, with a target for the district to be carbon neutral by 2045. At a full […]

August 10, 2021

Help to shape the new Oxfordshire Air Quality website

Residents across the county are being asked to help shape a new air quality community website, which will help to raise awareness and understanding of air pollution across Oxfordshire. In March 2021, Oxford City Council was awarded £162,500 to develop an air quality community website to help raise awareness of air pollution across Oxfordshire. The […]

July 28, 2021

Book a test drive and join the electric vehicle revolution

Test drive events are taking place in Oxfordshire next month to showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and an innovative new way of charging them aimed at people without off-street parking.

June 9, 2021

Councils pledge support for #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign

On Monday 14 June, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be joining organisations across Oxfordshire by taking part in the #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign. The campaign, run by Good Food Oxford and Oxfordshire Greentech, asks people, companies, schools, universities and community groups to pledge to eat a vegetarian or vegan lunch for one day in June […]

March 24, 2021

Green Homes Grant will improve conditions for 150 Oxfordshire households

At least 150 homes across Oxfordshire will be made more energy efficient thanks to a successful bid for £1.5 million of government funding. Oxfordshire County Council was awarded the Green Homes Grant by the government. The council will be working together with expected delivery partner the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to help less well-off households […]

The entrance of Faringdon Leisure centre

March 2, 2021

Funding for £400k Faringdon Leisure Centre refurbishment helps the Vale of White Horse to become carbon neutral.

Faringdon leisure centre is to get a £400,000 refurbishment with the potential to reduce its carbon footprint by 500,000 kwh over a year – the equivalent of the annual energy use of 135 houses.  The Vale of White Horse District Council has been awarded a £361,746 grant from the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme. The […]