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Climate Emergency

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 […]

November 29, 2021

Abingdon student scoots off with first prize in our Air Quality competition

One year six student in Abingdon will have a new way of getting into school thanks to a competition to highlight the issue of air quality, which was run by Vale of White Horse District Council earlier this term.

November 24, 2021

Councils reveal the food wasted in Southern Oxfordshire last Christmas and urge residents to change their ways

Southern Oxfordshire residents put around 700 tonnes of food* into their black bins last December, emitting nearly 150 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e)** into the atmosphere as well as wasting valuable resources and their own money. As Christmas approaches, when so much waste is created, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Districts Councils […]

November 23, 2021

The latest wave of electric vehicle chargers coming to county’s car parks

Press release issued by Oxfordshire County Council on its news page The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has begun. Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have […]

November 12, 2021

More money and new laws needed to save planet say councils as COP26 comes to a close

The government must match their words with action, South and Vale’s cabinet members for climate have said, as COP26 comes to a close. World leaders have been meeting at COP26 (the Conference of Parties) in Glasgow with the aim of accelerating action to tackle climate change. While there have been significant announcements made on issues […]

October 27, 2021

Councils urge global leaders to agree urgent climate action at COP26

Find out what this hugely important climate conference means for you.

a windfarm and solar panels

October 7, 2021

Vale to reaffirm its climate commitment by joining influential leaders’ network

Following a motion agreed at its meeting on 6 October, Vale of White Horse District Council has agreed to start the process to join a national network which gives local government leaders greater influence and resources in tackling the climate emergency. UK:100 supports decision-makers across the UK in helping their towns, cities and counties make […]

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 […]