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Garden waste suspended

From today South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have taken the difficult decision to activate their business continuity plan and suspend their garden waste collections. The councils’ bin crews will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections following government guidelines* in a bid to reduce the disruption […]

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August 5, 2021

Table tennis facilities available for all ages and abilities in southern Oxfordshire

Table tennis tables will be appearing in locations across southern Oxfordshire over the summer. The tables are part of an ongoing initiative with South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to help residents be active and healthy. The councils are working alongside Table Tennis England, the councils’ Didcot Garden Town project team and […]

July 28, 2021

First tickets for the White Horse Community lottery go on sale

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can help out local good causes and be in with a chance of winning a weekly £25,000 jackpot if they buy a ticket for the White Horse Community Lottery which go on sale this week. Players of the lottery can choose which local good cause they want to […]

July 28, 2021

Book a test drive and join the electric vehicle revolution

Test drive events are taking place in Oxfordshire next month to showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and an innovative new way of charging them aimed at people without off-street parking.

July 28, 2021

Councils expand their free activity trails for children for the school summer holidays

From Monday 9 August to Monday 30 August Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are running FREE Litter Bug Detectives Trails for children in 19 sites across southern Oxfordshire with the chance for schools to win litter picking equipment.

July 27, 2021

Man prosecuted for fly-tipping in Harwell

A 36-year-old man from Didcot has been ordered to pay £875 after he was successfully prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council for fly-tipping at Harwell. Aaron Chewings, of Abbott Road, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping household waste on private land, at Oxford Magistrates Court on 15 July. On 15 May 2020, a fly-tip at […]

July 27, 2021

Hundreds of thousands are vaccinated in Oxfordshire

Press release from NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Since the vaccination programme began last December hundreds of thousands of Oxfordshire residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and everyone aged 18 and over in the county has been offered a vaccine by the Government deadline of 19 July. GP practices, nurses, doctors, staff and volunteers from […]

July 26, 2021

Your annual voter registration letter is coming – please check the details!

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to check the details on a letter they will receive from their district council from the end of July. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be sending a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to every home requiring the residents to […]

July 26, 2021

Building work starts on affordable extra care housing on Great Western Park

The construction of 80 new affordable extra care homes got underway earlier this month thanks to support from Vale of White Horse District Council. The new purpose-built apartments on Great Western Park in Didcot were made possible thanks to £2.9 million of funding from the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal and support from the district […]

July 23, 2021

Taxi driver fined for driving with an expired taxi licence

Vale of White Horse District Council has successfully prosecuted a taxi driver from Oxford after he admitted driving a taxi when not licensed to do so, and failing to report damage to a licensed vehicle to the council. Husaam Hussain, aged 27 from Cosin Close, pleaded guilty to the two charges at Oxford Magistrates’ Court […]

July 21, 2021

People across South and Vale urged to have their say on the Ox-Cam Arc

People across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to have their say on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, a government led project which will have an impact on both districts in the future. The Oxford-Cambridge Arc includes the area between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge and aims to make significant economic, social […]