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June 14, 2024

Food vendor faces further penalties for continuing to unlawfully trade

A food vendor unlawfully trading in Abingdon has been fined thousands of pounds, having already been prosecuted earlier this year. On 12 January 2024, Ozgur Kayaoglu, 49, of Thornford Drive, Westlea, Swindon, was fined nearly £10,000 in fines and costs for unlawfully trading in a layby near Abingdon. But Mr Kayaoglu continued to sell food […]

Photograph of an illuminated orange Taxi sign on the roof of a black cab with blurred streets in the background.

April 30, 2024

Council agrees new taxi fares for Vale

Vale of White Horse District Council has agreed new Hackney carriage fares for the district this month. The new tariff sets a maximum hackney carriage fare and also outlines the time periods for when different costs apply. As a maximum tariff, drivers can choose to charge passengers a lower rate if they wish. Setting tariffs […]

April 26, 2024

Cash boost for improvements across Didcot Garden Town

More than half a million pounds is being invested into Didcot to help deliver important community improvements as part of the ongoing delivery of plans for Didcot Garden Town. The funding, approved by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, will be used to improve green spaces, encourage greater biodiversity and improve wayfinding […]

March 28, 2024

Some council car park fees to change from April 1

New fees for car parks and permits in the Vale are being introduced from April 1.

March 25, 2024

Community placed at heart of decision making with new policy

A new initiative will put community at the centre of decision-making when South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils buy goods and services.

March 13, 2024

Go compost crazy for Food Waste Action Week – free compost and a ‘hot’ composter up for grabs

To mark Food Waste Action Week 2024, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are giving away free compost and running a competition to win a ‘hot’ composter worth over £130!

March 1, 2024

Council approves budget and states its opposition to Thames Water price hikes at a weighty February meeting

Budgets, flooding, Thames Water and public toilets were among the topics debated and discussed in the first full Vale of White Horse District Council meeting of 2024. Included in the debate was a motion interrogating Thames Water’s proposal to significantly increase household water bills in the district over the next 6 years.  Importantly, the Council also approved the 2024-2025 Vale of […]

February 28, 2024

Apply now for flooding financial support

Residents whose homes were internally flooded and businesses who were affected by flooding as a result of Storm Henk in January can now formally apply for financial support in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. They might also be eligible for support if the flooding meant they had to leave their home or […]

February 28, 2024

Changing Places Toilet for all opened in Wantage

THE Wantage community has come together to help fund a new Changing Places Toilet in the public toilet block in Portway. The Changing Places toilet is a unisex facility that is specially designed with extra space and equipment so it can be used by people with a range of disabilities. Vale of White Horse District […]

Wheelbarrow with grass cuttings inside

February 27, 2024

Changes coming next year to garden waste service in South and Vale

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set out plans to change the way their garden waste service is paid for in 2025. The councils’ have agreed the introduction of a permit scheme from April 2025 which will include subscribers receiving a sticker for their bins to identify them as fully paid-up […]