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November 30, 2022

Final Park and Charge electric vehicle charging hub goes live

Hundreds of charging points set up in council car parks around Oxfordshire The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has been completed. This includes 62 charging points in five of our council car parks in Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage. The final EV charging hub in the […]

November 23, 2022

Council encourages tree planting ahead of National Tree Week

As National Tree Week begins on Saturday, Vale of White Horse District Council is encouraging community groups and residents across the district to plant trees to help tackle the climate emergency.

Father Christmas sat in a car with his thumb up out of the window

November 23, 2022

Free parking days being offered to help local businesses

Shoppers in the Vale of White Horse are being given a helping hand to buy local this Christmas. People that can’t come into their local businesses and shopping areas by walking, cycling or public transport can take advantage of free parking at the district council’s car parks on some Saturdays in the run up to […]

A row of houses

November 21, 2022

Action taken to help deliver affordable housing

A new housing delivery strategy and action plan to help bring more genuinely affordable homes to the Vale of White Horse has been approved by Cabinet Members. The new housing delivery strategy aims to meet current and future local housing needs and intends to bring more well-designed net zero carbon housing to help tackle climate […]

November 21, 2022

Put your Christmas recycling knowledge to the test and you could win a hamper worth £100

People across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have the chance of winning a fantastic hamper worth £100 by putting their Christmas recycling knowledge to the test.

Abingdon town centre shops

November 7, 2022

Nearly £6.5 million awarded to help local businesses

More than 2,000 businesses have received a much-needed relief award totalling almost £6.5 million to help reduce their business rates thanks to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. In total, £6,471,842 was allocated to businesses, using the government’s Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF), to help organisations that were unable to receive previous […]

Abingdon toilets in Abbey Meadow

November 4, 2022

Toilet vandals leave serious damage and another costly repair bill

More public money will have to be spent on repairing public toilets in Abingdon following the latest attack by vandals. Last week significant damage was caused to the toilets at Abbey Meadow by the River Thames.  Vandals ripped all the metal toilet roll holders off the walls and set fire to them and to the […]

A group of people outdoors Nordic walking

November 4, 2022

A new approach for community health and wellbeing

“We want our residents to be active, healthy and happy.” Those were the words of Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council about a new Active Communities strategy her council has launched in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council. “Our aim is to give our local residents […]

November 1, 2022

Man ordered to pay more than £2,200 for fly tipping

A man was ordered to pay more than £2,200 after being caught on camera fly tipping on land at Watchfield. Following a successful prosecution by Vale of White Horse District Council, Paul Hiles, aged 29, from Quarry Crescent, Highworth, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates Court on 21 October to one charge of unlawfully depositing controlled […]

Graphic of Great Coxwell's MUGA plans

October 28, 2022

£40,000 helping to revive a sports area in Great Coxwell

Work has started on a £40,000 major refurbishment to improve Great Coxwell’s multi-use games area (MUGA). The Vale of White Horse District Council awarded the funds to Great Coxwell Parish Council using money collected from developers as part of their agreement to build new homes nearby.  The money is paying for the old rotten wooden […]