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September 19, 2023

Leader’s statement – Botley Road closure

Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of the Vale, said: Like many, I’m disappointed with Network Rail’s news that they’re keeping Botley Road closed until October next year. The original plan had been for the road to reopen this October for six months over Christmas. This is very frustrating for so many, access to Oxford has become […]

Cllr Eric de la Harpe on a bike next to a separate image of Cllr Katherine Foxhal in front of a field.

September 5, 2023

Champions work to make the Vale a greener, healthier place

Two new champions at Vale of White Horse District Council will help get people walking and cycling and focus on what we are doing towards nature recovery.

August 10, 2023

Help shape the future of tourism in our districts and be in with chance to win a £75 voucher

We want to hear from you to help us enhance our local tourism experiences and boost our economy – whether you’re a resident, tourism business or visitor, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, in collaboration with Tourism South East (TSE) Research, are calling for community feedback as part of their latest tourism […]

August 9, 2023

Champions to promote key work being done across Vale

A  new group of champions have been appointed to help highlight work being done by Vale of White Horse District Council in key areas.

Field with hay bales

July 26, 2023

Cash boost for rural economy across districts

More than £1m is available to help improve the rural economy across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.

June 28, 2023

Vale chair and vice-chair get straight to business

The new chair and vice-chair of Vale of White Horse District Council have wasted no time in getting out and about as part of their duties. Cllr Sally Povolotsky was named chair at the annual council meeting in May, while Cllr Kiera Bentley was named vice-chair. And the pair have immediately got down to businesses, […]

June 13, 2023

Come and say hello! New drop-in session on support

Our friendly Community Hub team will be at The Beacon in Wantage on Friday 16 June from 1pm, joined by Vale Community Impact. We’ll be offering cost-of-living information and support. YouMove will also be on hand to offer advice on helping people get active. Meet our Community Hub team Our Community Hub team will be […]

May 22, 2023

Council grants now available for food banks and community larders 

Councils offer financial support for community organisations as food prices continue to rise and increasing numbers of people turn to food banks for essentials.   The voluntary food network – voluntary and community organisations such as food banks, food larders and community fridges for residents – plays a vital role supporting people but demand for […]

Vale Liberal Democrat councillors posing in a hall

May 19, 2023

Leader and Cabinet Members confirmed at annual Vale of White Horse District Council meeting

Councillor Bethia Thomas has been confirmed as the Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. Cllr Thomas – who became leader last December after previous leader Cllr Emily Smith stepped down – was officially confirmed as leader again at Wednesday’s (May 17) full council meeting following the results of the local elections in May. […]

Ukraine flag colours

February 23, 2023

Leader’s Statement – Anniversary of Ukraine invasion

Cllr Bethia Thomas, leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, has issued a statement on the war in Ukraine: “This Friday 24 February marks one year since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Our hearts go out to people who have had their lives overturned by this devastating and illegal war and reaffirm […]