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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 […]

February 16, 2023

Leader’s statement – 15 February 2023

Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leader’s statement to Council at the meeting on 15 February 2023. It wasn’t that long ago that I spoke to this council taking on the role as leader, thanking Cllr Smith for her hard work and dedication to the Vale and its […]

December 8, 2022

Cllr Bethia Thomas elected as new Leader at Vale of White Horse District Council

Cllr Bethia Thomas is the new Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. She was chosen by councillors during a vote at the Council meeting last night (7 December). Her election as Leader comes after Cllr Emily Smith chose to stand down having led the council since the local elections in 2019. Cllr Thomas, […]

October 20, 2022

Delays to correspondence

Due to action affecting the Royal Mail services, it may take longer than usual for letters to arrive.

A photo of the Beacon main hall set up for Monkey Mayhem

October 19, 2022

Free fun for all the family this half term 

Children of all ages and their families will have plenty of activities to keep them busy this half term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set up a range of free and low-cost activities for residents to take part in.  Xplorer  There […]

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October 17, 2022

Council motion pledges support for businesses struggling with rising costs

Vale of White Horse councillors agreed to help support struggling local businesses and to urge government to do more for businesses affected by the cost of living crisis. Following an approved motion, Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, will write to The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Secretary of State […]

October 5, 2022

Major incident declared after water pipe burst near Oxford

Water supplies have been affected in South Oxfordshire and the Vale following a burst water pipe.

The courtyard outside of Cornerstone set up for the garden party

September 23, 2022

Ideas wanted following this year’s successful Didcot Garden Party

Over 1,200 people are estimated to have joined this year’s successful Didcot Garden Party to watch free performances, play cricket, football and rounders, and take part in skating sessions in Didcot and surrounding villages.   To help families facing rising costs, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils hosted a series of fun, free […]

September 14, 2022

Councils services on Monday 19 September

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils will be closed on Monday 19 September – the public holiday to mark the occasion of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

September 10, 2022

The Proclamation of King Charles III

Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
Lord two thousand and twenty-two.