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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 […]

May 24, 2024

Leader’s Report – Annual Council Meeting 22 May 2024

I am standing here tonight proud that we are one year into our second term leading the Vale of White Horse District Council. In the everyday, I think it is sometimes easy to forget just how well this council is performing, and it is down to the leadership of the people sitting here supporting me […]

May 24, 2024

New partnership to tackle crime in rural areas

The Rural Crime Partnership is bringing together Thames Valley Police, West Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire, Vale of the White Horse District Councils and the Community Safety Partnerships to tackle crimes such as fly-tipping, burglaries and theft in rural areas. 

volunteers week 2024

May 24, 2024

Volunteers are inspirational, we want to say a big “thank you”

Cabinet members of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have offered their thanks and gratitude to the thousands of inspirational volunteers across both districts ahead of volunteers’ week. To mark the 40th anniversary of annual Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from 3 – 9 June, the councils will be taking the “time to […]

May 24, 2024

Vale makes great headway in achieving net zero

Vale of White Horse District Council is making great headway in its goal to achieve net zero and has so far seen a 47 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions since 2009/10.

Thomely staff member holding hands while jumping with child

May 21, 2024

Cash boost into Vale rural projects

More than £220,000 has been injected into projects that support businesses and community organisations in Vale of White Horse. Drawn from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF), a scheme for rural businesses and organisations as part of the Government’s Levelling Up agenda, the district council has allocated funding for a […]

Abbey Meadows Splash Pad

May 7, 2024

Here comes a fun-packed summer in the Vale

As May gets underway, Vale of White Horse District Council is gearing up for a summer of family-friendly free and low-cost activities and destinations to visit.

Over the summer months, the council’s Active Communities Team will be offering a range of activities to get involved in, including community walks and skateboarding.

May 7, 2024

May half-term activities and shows for young children

The events are expected to be very popular so book now to avoid disappointment! To find out more and to book a place, visit

May 3, 2024

Council grants double for climate projects

Great news for local community groups looking to tackle climate change and help nature recovery as the Vale of White Horse District Council has doubled the size of the maximum grant available to £10,000 per project from its Climate Action Fund .

May 2, 2024

Polls closed in the Police and Crime Commissioner Election

The votes in this election will be counted across Thames Valley on Saturday 4 May.