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Climate Emergency

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 […]

White Horse Hill

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 […]