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Environmental health

February 12, 2024

Councils have a joint plan for action on air quality

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have adopted a new joint Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) to improve air quality in the districts over the next four years.

November 24, 2023

Suspended prison sentence for Wantage restaurant owner

The owner of a restaurant in Wantage has been handed a suspended prison sentence after admitting numerous food safety and hygiene breaches. On Friday 17 November at Oxford Magistrates’ Court, Masum Miah, owner of Masooms, 14 Wallingford Street, Wantage, received a six-month custodial sentence, suspended for two years and 200 hours of unpaid work, to […]

Historic buildings in Stanford in the Vale

January 20, 2023

Have your say on conservation area updates 

Two local conservation areas are being reviewed and we need your help to best understand, protect and enhance them.  The Vale of White Horse District Council is undertaking conservation area assessments in Drayton and Stanford in the Vale and are inviting residents to provide feedback on proposed changes over the next two months.  Conservation areas are […]

Damaged radar key hanging from socket on wall of public toilet

April 20, 2022

Vandals leave Abingdon public toilet users frustrated – and council picking up repair bill

Vandals have left people in Abingdon unable to spend a penny as they damaged the town’s public toilets. Vale of White Horse District Council has been left picking up the bill as anti-social behaviour has led to windows and doors at two of the town’s facilities being damaged. And even more frustratingly for all, the […]

February 2, 2022

Oxford man guilty of two counts of flytipping in the Vale

A 35-year-old man from Oxford has pleaded guilty to two charges of flytipping following a successful prosecution by Vale of White Horse District Council. Bryan Penn-Lloyd from Stowood Close, Headington appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (28 January). He pleaded guilty to two charges under Section 33(1) of the Environmental Protection Act (flytipping) in […]

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.

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.

January 26, 2021

Councils launch a dog fouling awareness campaign with maps showing locations of the highest number of complaints

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have put together dog fouling maps of local towns and villages showing the areas with the highest number of complaints about owners not picking up after their animals. Using the maps the councils want to highlight the issue of dog fouling and remind owners that it […]

image of White Horse District Council logo

January 25, 2021

Letter to Thames Water regarding Controlled Sewage Overflows

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council wrote a letter to Thames Water regarding Controlled Sewage Overflows (CSOs) into the River Thames. Thames Water has provided the following response to Cllr Emily Smith’s letter: Thames WaterCustomer RelationsPO Box 436SwindonSN38 1TU  20 January 2021 Sewer discharges into the River Thames Dear […]

August 3, 2020

Restaurant ordered to pay more than £17,000 after evidence of rats found in its food storage area

Released on July 31, 2020 An Abingdon restaurant has been ordered to pay more than £17,000 after its food storage area was found to be infested with rats. Vale of White Horse District Council prosecuted Tiffins Tandoori of Bath Street for five offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene Regulations at Oxford Magistrates’ court on […]