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April 29, 2021

All three Great Western Park community centres now open

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have opened all their community centres on Great Western Park.  The Northern, District and Southern centres, two of which are brand new buildings, are now available for residents and groups to hire with priority bookings given to groups helping to support Covid-19 responses.  Last year, the […]

April 21, 2021

Swindon man prosecuted after fly-tip found in Shrivenham

A Swindon man has been successfully prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council after he paid someone to get rid of waste and it was then fly-tipped near Shrivenham. Joshua Salter, aged 28, of Linden Avenue, Swindon pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates Court on 9 April to three charges relating to his failing in […]

April 9, 2021

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Our statement of condolence

April 6, 2021

Phased re-opening for leisure facilities in southern Oxfordshire

Following government advice that leisure centres can start to reopen from 12 April, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils and their leisure contractor GLL, which runs the Better leisure centres across the districts, have agreed on a phased approach to re-opening. As the centres vary in size and offer different facilities, they […]

March 29, 2021

Former leader of the Vale, Roger Cox

It’s with great sadness that we can confirm that Roger Cox, the former Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, passed away on Saturday. He represented his local Faringdon ward for many years and served in a number of different Cabinet positions before becoming leader. It was while he was Leader of the council […]

March 26, 2021

Councils to offer financial support to leisure provider

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have agreed to offer a financial support package to GLL, the leisure contractor that manages leisure facilities across both districts, subject to formal agreements being entered into. The leisure industry has been hit really hard by the pandemic having spent much of the last year closed […]

March 26, 2021

Vale of White Horse to give £344,000 towards building affordable homes in Botley

Vale of White Horse District Council has agreed to allocate £344,000 to help build eight new affordable homes at Dean Court on Eynsham Road, Botley which falls in Cumnor Parish area. Members agreed to provide the funds to the Oxfordshire Community Land Trust (OCLT) using Section 106 contributions – money that developers have paid as […]

March 26, 2021

Councils agree to develop a joint South and Vale Local Plan

The two district councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have agreed to develop a joint Local Plan for the area to reduce costs and help the councils meet their ambitious targets for making the two districts carbon neutral. Local Plans are used to help determine planning applications and set out how […]

March 24, 2021

Green Homes Grant will improve conditions for 150 Oxfordshire households

At least 150 homes across Oxfordshire will be made more energy efficient thanks to a successful bid for £1.5 million of government funding. Oxfordshire County Council was awarded the Green Homes Grant by the government. The council will be working together with expected delivery partner the National Energy Foundation (NEF) to help less well-off households […]

March 24, 2021

South and Vale Building Control Service Awarded Quality Mark

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ building control service has been awarded the quality mark ISO 9001 for their provision of public sector building control and public protection services. Building control is a service that checks that structures and buildings are constructed or modified to meet Building Regulations standards to make sure […]

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