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volunteers week 2024

May 24, 2024

Volunteers are inspirational, we want to say a big “thank you”

Cabinet members of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have offered their thanks and gratitude to the thousands of inspirational volunteers across both districts ahead of volunteers’ week. To mark the 40th anniversary of annual Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from 3 – 9 June, the councils will be taking the “time to […]

The Beacon Arts and Community Centre

February 13, 2024

Securing a sustainable future for The Beacon Arts Centre and Community Centre

Robust plans are being prepared this month to secure a sustainable and ‘best value’ future for The Beacon Arts and Community Centre. The arts and community centre has provided Wantage and the surrounding areas with an important and lively focus for arts and the community since 2014. The Beacon supports the wellbeing of residents by […]

September 12, 2023

Free facility hire launched for Wellington Gate community 

Wellington Gate residents and non-profit organisations can now apply to hire free local facilities and event space to help connect the community.  Vale of White Horse District Council has secured funding from local developer, Persimmon Homes (Wessex), to help community groups access local facilities while plans for a new Community Hub are being finalised. Local […]

July 25, 2023

£155k of longer-term funding for vital information and advice services

Organisations based in the Vale of White Horse who provide vital information, advice and outreach services can now apply for up to five years of funding, thanks to a new grant scheme. Vale of White Horse District Council has launched the £154,920 partnership grant to help ensure that information and advice organisations who help people […]

June 21, 2023

Ukrainian housing officer Olha now helping others find their feet

Supporting Refugee Week, Olha, who works as part of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils’ Ukraine Support, shares her experience leaving Ukraine, arriving in the UK, finding work and accommodation, and settling in her family to life in the UK. Olha arrived in the UK in May 2022 and came to the […]