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August 8, 2022

New fence to improve safety and tackle geese problem at Abbey Meadow

A new fence at Abbey Meadow will help to keep young children safe and could reduce the problem of geese causing havoc for park users. Abbey Meadow, the park area next to the Thames in Abingdon, is very popular with families, however there is currently no barrier to stop young children around the splash park […]

Didcot Garden Party with two people cycling on a path and flowers in the foreground

July 18, 2022

Didcot Garden Party – Free shows, performances and sports sessions in Didcot Garden Town this summer

The Didcot Garden Party is returning throughout the summer holidays to bring exciting events and sports activities to Cornerstone Arts Centre and local parks in the town. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are bringing lots of free activities for families and young people from 23 July up until 31 August. The […]

June 6, 2022

Women’s Tour cycling race is coming to Oxfordshire on Saturday

Residents across the county will be able to cheer on elite riders when this year’s Women’s Tour professional cycling race returns to Oxfordshire this Saturday 11 June. Hosted for the third consecutive time by Oxfordshire County Council, and the county’s city and district councils, Oxfordshire is the venue for the final stage of this year’s six stage race. Riders will be flagged […]

May 27, 2022

Road closure details for Women’s Tour cycling race in Oxfordshire

Road closure details have been announced for the Oxfordshire stage of the Women’s Tour professional cycling race on Saturday 11 June. There will be rolling road closures from 11am from the race start area in Chipping Norton, controlled by police and route marshals, which will then continue along the route. This will involve highways and junctions, with access roads […]

Image of Abbey Meadow pool on a sunny day.

May 10, 2022

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured for many more summers of fun

Families will be able to enjoy summer holidays at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool and splash pad in Abingdon for years to come, despite spiralling energy costs that have closed pools all around the country. The school holidays are by far the pool’s busiest time, and so Vale of White Horse District Council pulled out the […]

April 13, 2022

Witness the thrill of elite cycling in the Vale on Saturday 11 June

Find out when and where you can see the race and about the road closures on the day.

March 31, 2022

Faringdon leisure centre will be powered by solar energy, cutting carbon emissions in the Vale

A low-carbon, energy-efficient future for Faringdon Leisure Centre became a huge step closer, when work began on installing solar panels and air source heat pump technology this month. The refurbishments will significantly improve the carbon footprint of the building, and it will become the Vale’s first council-owned building to be powered entirely by low-carbon and […]

March 25, 2022

Women’s Tour cycling race set for Oxfordshire finale

The 2022 Women’s Tour, Britain’s biggest and longest running international women’s cycling stage race, will end with a spectacular Oxfordshire finale in June. Stage six (Saturday 11 June) will start in Chipping Norton before culminating in Oxford city centre. As part of race organiser SweetSpot’s three-year partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, and the county’s city and district councils, this stage […]

A group of cyclists cycle through Faringdon

September 30, 2021

Get ready for the Women’s Tour racing through the Vale on 4 October

Find out when and where you can see the race, and about the rolling road closures

September 14, 2021

Get inspired when The Women’s Tour visits the Vale on 4 October

Communities across the Vale of White Horse are being encouraged to line the streets on Monday 4 October, to show off the area and to get inspired when the AJ Bell Women’s Tour cycling race passes through the district.