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June 8, 2020

Businesses in South and Vale urged to submit COVID-19 grant requests

Released on April 20, 2020 Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse that are yet to submit their details for grant support in response to COVID-19 are being urged to do so as soon as possible. More than 65 per cent of businesses based in southern Oxfordshire have already submitted their details […]

June 8, 2020

Three important messages for the bank holiday weekend

Released on April 9, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have three very important messages for residents this bank holiday weekend: There’s help if you need it – our support lines are open Check the changes to waste collections between 10 and 17 April Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives. […]

June 8, 2020

Cornerstone and The Beacon are here for you #AtHome

Released on April 9, 2020 Arts and entertainment in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have gone online! If you’re struggling to keep the kids entertained, or you’re fed up with endlessly scrolling through uninspiring choices on video streaming services, Cornerstone Arts Centre and The Beacon are here to help. South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils’ […]

June 8, 2020

Kerbside collections of small electrical items, textiles and batteries – suspended

Released on April 1, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have suspended their kerbside service collecting small electrical items, batteries and textiles for recycling. This is because the recycling centres for these items are unable to accept them for processing as staff shortages due to illness and social distancing has meant […]

June 8, 2020

Shielding our most vulnerable

Released on March 26, 2020 Our most vulnerable residents across Oxfordshire will have recently received correspondence from the NHS, identifying them as high risk and advising them to strictly self-isolate for 12 weeks. We know this long term restriction may cause additional concerns for those without any nearby support and we want to make sure […]

June 8, 2020

Support pledged for the most vulnerable as South and Vale close their offices

Released on March 20, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are increasing resources to help groups in the community providing support to those most in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing public health risk from the virus, the two councils are also closing their office building […]

March 11, 2020

Councils open their first winter shelter for rough sleepers

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered a local winter shelter for the first time to provide safe emergency accommodation for rough sleepers in South and Vale. The winter shelter enabled rough sleepers to remain in the local area where they may feel safer and find it easier to maintain their […]

February 27, 2020

£150,000 allocated to help develop Dalton Barracks Garden Village

Vale of White Horse District Council has accepted £150,000 of government money to help transform Dalton Barracks into a new garden village, once it’s been decommissioned. The council is now looking at how the capacity funding can be used in the most effective way towards turning the area, which is allocated as a development site […]

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February 24, 2020

Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety

Councillors at Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have unanimously backed a motion calling on the government to introduce new measures designed to improve safety standards for taxis. Councillors Alison Jenner (Vale) and Anne-Marie Simpson (South) proposed the motion at their respective council meetings on 12 and 20 February following significant concerns […]

February 24, 2020

South and Vale District Councils push for zero carbon homes in joint response to Government consultation.

In their response to the Government’s Future Homes Standard Consultation, which closes later today, South Oxfordshire District Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council have agreed with the move to produce clearer standards and guidance in line with the recommendations of the Hackitt Review.  Restructuring the guidance so that it is clearer about […]