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August 9, 2022

Help with energy bills – new support for those on low income in the Vale of White Horse

Households on low income in the Vale of White Horse will soon receive a one-off payment to help with the rising cost of energy bills. Those living in properties which are in council tax bands E to H and who are in receipt of council tax support will receive a single one-off payment of up […]

Socially diverse multicultural and multiracial people on an isolated white background. Happy old and young women and men with children, as well as people with disabilities standing together.

August 8, 2022

Everyone’s different so tell us how council services can be easier to access

We come in all shapes and sizes, we look and sound different, and we all see things differently. South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils value and embrace these differences – as these are the things that make each of us unique. It doesn’t matter who they are, everyone will eventually need […]

August 8, 2022

New fence to improve safety and tackle geese problem at Abbey Meadow

A new fence at Abbey Meadow will help to keep young children safe and could reduce the problem of geese causing havoc for park users. Abbey Meadow, the park area next to the Thames in Abingdon, is very popular with families, however there is currently no barrier to stop young children around the splash park […]

August 3, 2022

Joint statement from the leaders of South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, and West Oxfordshire District Council

“The five Local Planning authorities in Oxfordshire have been working together on a joint plan for Oxfordshire to 2050. It is with regret that we were unable to reach agreement on the approach to planning for future housing needs within the framework of the Oxfordshire Plan.  “Local Plans for the City and Districts will now […]

July 29, 2022

Community Lottery raises nearly £25,000 for good causes

In its first year the White Horse Community lottery has raised £24,868 for good causes across the Vale.  The lottery supports a wide range of organisations, voluntary and charitable groups. Many of them have different reasons for needing additional funding but all have the same goal at their heart – to support their communities and […]

Lizzie Pugh outside Vale of White Horse District Council offices with Cllrs Bethia Thomas and Helen Pighills

July 27, 2022

Council welcomes 10-year-old’s petition

Vale of White Horse District Council has welcomed a petition presented by a 10-year-old and is encouraging other young people to get involved in local democracy.  Lizzie Pugh from Faringdon gave a presentation arguing the need for a new splash park at her hometown to the council’s Cabinet meeting on Friday 22 July.  In her […]

July 26, 2022

Residents urged to check their voter registration details

Residents across 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 all homes which requires the occupants […]

July 22, 2022

Vale of White Horse District Council sets out plans to help those most in need through the cost-of-living crisis

Councillors have agreed a series of steps designed to help those in the district, who are most in need, through the cost-of-living crisis.

July 20, 2022

How good is your council? Districts release annual performance reviews

The district councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse receive seven per cent of your council tax, so it’s important you know how they’re doing and that you’re getting value for money. Both councils are committed to transparency and to being accountable for their actions, and as part of that commitment they’ve […]

A photo of lots of new tree stakes which are individually surrounded by plastic casing in a field

July 20, 2022

Call for communities to plant trees in record numbers

Communities and groups across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to put plans in place now, so they are ready to plant trees in record numbers during the annual tree planting season, later this year. Carbon dioxide (CO₂) produced through the burning of fossil fuels, waste, and other materials is […]