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February 11, 2021

Community Engagement will identify how to prioritise leisure funding into Wantage, Grove and Faringdon

Community groups and sporting organisations in Wantage, Grove and Faringdon will help to identify how millions of pounds of funding raised from housing developers will be spent in their local areas. The groups are being asked for their thoughts on the need for leisure locally, which will feed into a review by the district council. […]

September 10, 2020

Leisure facilities in southern Oxfordshire ready for the next phase of reopening

After recent assessments of the leisure facilities across southern Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have agreed with GLL, who run the “Better” centres, that the second phase of reopening can start and from the 14 September more leisure activities will be able to resume.  On 25 July when leisure centres […]

August 19, 2020

Keeping active during lockdown: Were you inspired to keep moving or did lockdown leave you lacking in motivation?

Released on August 11, 2020 Did Lockdown make you slow down or were you inspired to take up running or join in with classes online? South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils want to hear from residents about how lockdown affected their ability to keep fit. Both councils run activities for all ages […]

July 27, 2020

Leisure centres prepare to re-open in southern Oxfordshire from this weekend

Released on July 24, 2020 This weekend is one that many have been waiting for as some of the leisure centres in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will begin opening. There will be a gradual, phased opening from this Saturday, which includes changes to opening times. While not all facilities will be […]

July 16, 2020

Plans underway for the re-opening of leisure centres in Southern Oxfordshire

Released on July 15, 2020 Last week the government announced details for when leisure centres and swimming pools could re-open. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with Better, who run the council leisure facilities, to agree to a re-opening plan for the leisure service that complies with the government guidance […]

June 8, 2020

Cycling champions joint letter to Oxfordshire County Council

Released on May 7, 2020 Cllr Sam Casey-Rerhaye and Cllr Eric de la Harpe, our South and Vale cycling champions, have written a joint letter with other district councillors, to Oxfordshire County Council to ask their Highways Cabinet to look at how they could introduce temporary measures that increase space for pedestrians and cyclists during […]

March 18, 2020

Proposed new leisure centre between Grove and Wantage formally cancelled due to lack of funds

Vale of White Horse District Council has formally agreed that all work on a proposed new leisure centre between Grove and Wantage will now come to an end, as it is still unable to raise the £18.8 million the centre was expected to cost. The project has been paused since September 2018 while the council […]

February 24, 2020

Bicester revealed as start location for prestigious women’s cycling race

BICESTER is to host the start of the prestigious Women’s Tour professional cycling race, which will pedal from the town on Monday 08 June, it was announced today (Thursday, 13 February). Oxfordshire pro-cyclist, Katie Scott, joined community cycling groups and local children from Bicester’s Longfields Primary School and The Cooper School (secondary); at the official announcement in the town’s […]