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February 23, 2024

Marking two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, councils reaffirm support for Ukrainian households living in the Vale and South Oxfordshire

Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Community Health and Wellbeing at Vale of White Horse District Council, said:  “The UK was one of the first countries that started to support Ukraine and welcomed Ukrainians who fled the war zone. Our unwavering support, and our communities’ ongoing welcome and help for Ukrainians seeking refuge is just […]

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February 22, 2024

Leader’s statement – 22 February 2024

A statement from Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council I’d like to begin with a big thank you for the very many officers and members involved in the process of setting the budget. I’m very pleased that we have once again been able to present a balanced budget to Council […]

February 22, 2024

Vital services guaranteed as 2024-25 Vale budget is approved

Residents in the Vale of White Horse will continue to receive quality, cost-effective local services after district councillors approved the 2024-2025 budget.  Despite major challenges, including below inflation funding increases, the cost-of-living crisis and ongoing economic and political uncertainty, thanks to careful financial management, the council has guaranteed vital public services, such as the district’s […]

January 16, 2024

Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Neighbourhood Plan

Kingston Bagpuize Parish Council is working on creating a neighbourhood plan to influence the way their area grows and develops into the future. What’s happening now? Information on the Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Neighbourhood Area designation consultation will be available soon. If you want to get involved in the process, please contact the parish council. […]

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December 22, 2023

Council restates its opposition to the Abingdon reservoir at a busy December meeting

In its last full meeting of the year, council debated significant points of interest to the district and its future, with a motion restating the Vale’s opposition to the proposed reservoir, SESRO. It also considered the upcoming consultation to the council’s forthcoming joint local plan and its future commitment to climate action and nature recovery, […]

December 18, 2023

A statement from Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council

It’s been another busy year for us all and I am aware that everyone at the council has been doing their utmost to manage the challenges we face in delivering all that we can for the residents of our district. Looking back, it is clear we have achieved a great deal. The cost-of-living crisis has […]

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December 14, 2023

Leader’s statement – 14 December 2023                                                             

A statement from Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council As we all know, it is coming to that time of the year again. A time where we look back and reflect on the last twelve months, but also an opportunity to anticipate the year ahead of us, and what we […]

December 8, 2023

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2023/24

A guide to council services over the Christmas and New Year period when the council offices are closed to the public.

November 21, 2023

Further support for new families who contributed to the UK’s military operations in Afghanistan

In addition to the Vale of White Horse District Council’s recently announced* support for Afghan families, The Ministry of Defence is providing short term temporary homes in the Vale of White Horse for a number of new families arriving directly from overseas who have supported the UK’s military operations in Afghanistan. The new families are […]

November 8, 2023

Understanding the Net-Zero Challenge for local SMEs

South and Vale have partnered with Oxford Brookes Business School to help build our understanding of the challenges faced by local SMEs in becoming more environmentally sustainable. Funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the study will lead to creation of a programme of decarbonisation and sustainability support for businesses in our districts. This work will also help […]