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An Ordinance Survey map of the area of Harwell parish on the left and the new Western Valley Parish on the right including a section of Great Western Park in Didcot, and up to the railway line running alongside the A4130 between Didcot and Milton Heights.

December 14, 2022

New Vale parish to be called Western Valley

A new parish aimed at improving local representation in the Harwell area will be known as Western Valley. Earlier this year, people across Harwell had the chance to comment on the name and governance arrangements for a new parish to the east of the A34 within Harwell, up to the boundary with South Oxfordshire.  97 […]

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October 13, 2022

Leader’s statement – 12 October 2022

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leader’s statement to Council at the meeting on 12 October 2022. Cost of Living Crisis  At the forefront of my mind at the moment is the worsening Cost of Living Crisis and how we as a council can best support local people […]

September 6, 2022

Homes urged to respond to voter registration reminder

Households across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to respond as soon as possible if they receive a reminder to update their voter registration details. Over the summer, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to all homes asking the occupants to check […]

An Ordnance Survey Map of the area for the proposed Harwell East parish in relation to the existing Harwell parish. The new parish is shown as a shaded area to the north-east of Harwell village, including Valley Park and the section of Great Western Park that’s in the Vale of White Horse.

August 17, 2022

Residents’ feedback to help finalise new ‘Harwell East’ parish 

A new parish in the Harwell area could improve local representation and feedback from the local community will help to help influence the final plans. Everyone living in the Harwell area is currently represented by Harwell Parish Council however, with more homes being built and a growing population, residents could be better served if the […]

Lizzie Pugh outside Vale of White Horse District Council offices with Cllrs Bethia Thomas and Helen Pighills

July 27, 2022

Council welcomes 10-year-old’s petition

Vale of White Horse District Council has welcomed a petition presented by a 10-year-old and is encouraging other young people to get involved in local democracy.  Lizzie Pugh from Faringdon gave a presentation arguing the need for a new splash park at her hometown to the council’s Cabinet meeting on Friday 22 July.  In her […]

July 26, 2022

Residents urged to check their voter registration details

Residents across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to check the details on a letter they will receive from their district council from the end of July. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be sending a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to all homes which requires the occupants […]

July 14, 2022

Leader’s statement – 13 July 2022

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leader’s statement to Council at the meeting on 13 July 2022.

June 30, 2022

Could your parish be about to change? Have your say

Residents across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have another chance to comment on changes which could affect how their local area is run. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are carrying out a Community Governance Review which involves reviewing parish arrangements, inviting requests for changes and then implementing any […]

Aldermen holding their Certificate scroll with Cllr Emily Smith, Council Leader

June 27, 2022

Alderman honour awarded to three ex-councillors

Three former Vale of White Horse councillors who served the district for a combined total of 52 years have been honoured as Aldermen. Jim Halliday, Jerry Patterson and Reg Waite were awarded the title at a recent special Council meeting in recognition of the service they provided to the council and the district. Dr Jim […]

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May 19, 2022

Cabinet changes at Vale of White Horse District Council

At the annual council meeting of Vale of White Horse District Council last night (18 May), the council Leader, Emily Smith, announced a number of changes to the existing council cabinet.