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Vale of White Horse District Council

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March 25, 2024

Councils seek volunteers to recommend councillors’ allowances

Are you passionate about the local area? Would you like to be involved in setting councillors’ expenses and allowances that are reasonable for the work they do?

March 13, 2024

Help shape the future of sporting and leisure facilities

Starting today, sports clubs, leisure users and sports enthusiasts can have their say on sports and leisure facilities in South Oxfordshire and the Vale. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched their Playing Pitch and Leisure Facilities consultations looking at current and future provision of facilities across the districts. Each district […]

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 […]

January 2, 2024

Local flood warnings and weather alerts

There are reports of properties flooding and road closures in some locations. We have a live website with useful information so you can monitor the situation near you.

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.

October 26, 2023

Affordable housing grant to help address urgent need

More affordable, energy efficient homes will be built in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse thanks to a new improved grant process. As part of the district councils’ work to help meet the urgent need for genuinely affordable housing in the region, local developers, Community Land Trusts and self-builders can apply for a […]

October 23, 2023

Vale of White Horse welcomes A34 Lodge Hill scheme funding announcement

Vale of White Horse District Council has welcomed the news today that Oxfordshire County Council’s A34 Lodge Hill Interchange scheme has been awarded £17.33 million of government funding from Homes England’s Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land (BIL) fund. The Lodge Hill junction, located between Abingdon and Oxford, currently only has north-facing slips. The proposed scheme will offer […]

October 10, 2023

The Vale steps up to help families who supported the UK’s military operations in Afghanistan

An innovative new arrangement will support the welfare of families from Afghanistan who have contributed to the UK’s military operations in their country. Families who had put themselves at risk by working and fighting for the UK, were forced to flee their home country when the Taliban regained control. Since then, many of them have […]

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October 9, 2023

Joint leaders’ statement to mark World Homeless Day – 10 October

The following is a joint statement by the leaders of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils, Cllrs Bethia Thomas and David Rouane to mark World Homeless Day on 10 October: “As international attention focuses today on homelessness, we believe everyone should have somewhere they feel safe and secure that they can call […]

October 2, 2023

New Cabinet Members confirmed at Vale of White Horse District Council

Councillor Bethia Thomas, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council has today (2 October) confirmed details of the council’s new cabinet. The new cabinet has been confirmed as: Cllr Bethia Thomas said: “I’d like to thank our existing cabinet members and welcome our new cabinet members. Our new cabinet is a true example of […]