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Climate Emergency

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 […]

February 23, 2021

£240,000 for newt conservation

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have helped raise more than £240,000 for great crested newt habitats.  The funds have been raised over three years through an ongoing, innovative conservation scheme to protect the newts, which are a European protected species.   The councils have a Natural England licence allowing them […]

October 8, 2020

Our continuing campaign for cleaner air

To mark Clean Air Day to day (Thursday 8 October) South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a new campaign to encourage people to use less polluting means of transport, such as walking and cycling, for local journeys. Since March many of us have changed where we work and how far […]

July 6, 2020

Letter from Cllr David Grant, Chair of the Vale of White Horse Climate Emergency Advisory Committee, to Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Released on June 26, 2020 Cllr David Grant, Chair of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee at Vale of White Horse District Council, has written on behalf of the committee to Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council Dear Cllr Hudspeth, I am writing as chair of the Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC) following […]

July 6, 2020

Committee recommendations to help put tackling the Climate Emergency at the forefront of future council plans

Released on June 26, 2020 The Vale of White Horse’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee is to discuss a number of proposals which may form part of the district council’s long-term plans. Later this year, Vale of White Horse District Council will publish a new Corporate Plan which will direct its work until 2024. The council’s […]

June 8, 2020

Air pollution reduced by more than half in our districts as walking and cycling increases

Released on June 5, 2020 Today (5 June) is World Environment Day and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have announced that following lockdown there has been a marked reduction in air pollution in our districts – down by nearly 60 per cent in one location. The lack of traffic and the […]

February 5, 2020

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee agrees plan of action

Vale of White Horse District Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC) met on 28 January to recommend new schemes for the council to tackle climate change. The committee recommended a one-year programme of actions to begin the journey to a carbon neutral council by 2030 and a carbon neutral district by 2045.  The programme included: […]