Skip to content


November 23, 2021

The latest wave of electric vehicle chargers coming to county’s car parks

Press release issued by Oxfordshire County Council on its news page The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has begun. Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have […]

Father Christmas sat in a car with his thumb up out of the window

November 12, 2021

Call for people to buy local as free parking days returns in the run up to Christmas

Shoppers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being given a helping hand to buy local this Christmas. Those who are unable to get to local businesses by walking, cycling or public transport can take advantage of free parking in district council car parks. The annual free parking tradition is provided by […]

March 9, 2021

Abingdon’s multi-storey to be reserved for vaccination parking only, on specific days

Parking at the Charter multi-storey car park in Abingdon will be reserved for people getting their Covid-19 jabs on certain days over the next month or so.    Thousands of patients are being invited to get their jabs at the Malthouse Surgery over the coming weeks and many of them will be people in their 80s and over getting their second dose. The […]

March 3, 2021

Maintenance work at the multi-storey Charter car park in Abingdon

Through our regular maintenance checks of council facilities, we’ve identified some urgent repair work that we need to do ensure the safety of the users at the multi-storey car park in Abingdon. This means Levels 3 and upwards will be closed from 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 March until further notice. We are currently assessing how long the […]

February 16, 2021

Changes to Vale parking arrangements confirmed following public consultation

Following a public consultation, Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet have approved several changes to parking arrangements to help reduce vehicle emissions.   Last November almost 200 people commented on proposed changes to the parking arrangements.  At their meeting on Friday 5 February, the council’s Cabinet considered the consultation results, and approved that the […]

December 11, 2020

Measures to tackle illegal parking could be introduced in the Vale next year following Cabinet approval

Vale of White Horse District Councils’ Cabinet has agreed to move forward with proposals for Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE).  The move could see responsibility for parking enforcement transfer from the police to a new team managed by Oxfordshire County Council by the end of 2021. Enforcement for on-street parking in the Vale is currently carried […]

December 1, 2020

Council cabinets to consider Civil Parking Enforcement proposals

A major change aimed at helping to prevent illegal parking could move a step closer in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire this week. At their respective meetings on 3 and 4 December, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ cabinets will consider whether to move forward with proposals for Civil […]

November 30, 2020

People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can park for free on specific days this December and are being urged to use this opportunity to support their local shops and cafes in the run up to Christmas. Each year Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils provide free parking days […]

October 29, 2020

Your chance to comment on proposed changes to off-street parking in the Vale

People in the Vale of White Horse have the chance to comment on some proposed changes to parking arrangements in the district council’s off street car parks.  Over the summer Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet agreed to amend the district’s parking policy, including measures to encourage the use of electric vehicles in order […]

September 1, 2020

Car Park charges – Vale Cabinet puts local business recovery first

Released on August 27, 2020 Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet has prioritised supporting local businesses recovering from COVID-19 ahead of addressing the council’s own longer-term financial pressures in deciding about changes to car park charges across the district. Earlier this month, Cabinet considered a range of options for the district’s council car parks.  […]