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Climate Emergency

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.

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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 […]

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 […]