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Your waste collections in January

We know the festive period can leave even the best of us a little confused over when the bins will be emptied. So we wanted to give a helpful reminder about your collections in January. Your collection days will have changed due to the bank holidays so check our Christmas waste collections page if you’re […]

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January 21, 2022

Work starts on installing EV chargers

Work will begin on the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Wantage next week. The scheme proposes a total of up to 62 new charging points in car parks across the Vale of White Horse district – which are still to be confirmed. Engineers are scheduled to begin installing electric chargers at Portway […]

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January 20, 2022

Over £2.5 million available for businesses in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse

Businesses based in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors are being urged to apply for support from the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant fund. The government, who devised the scheme, has given £1,482,084 to South Oxfordshire and £1,104,075 to the Vale of White Horse to help […]

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January 18, 2022

Consultation opens on guide for high-quality sustainable new development

A consultation has been launched on a draft Joint Design Guide that will provide guidance on how new development can be designed and constructed to the highest quality and sustainability. The guide, produced by South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils, provides a series of steps and design principles that will be […]

January 13, 2022

Number of rough sleepers recorded in the district as zero on 31 December 2021

The number of rough sleepers recorded in both Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire districts on 31 December 2021 was zero. This is the first time since 2013 that no rough sleepers were recorded in both councils’ areas. The councils are committed to ending rough sleeping in the districts. Their housing needs team work […]

January 12, 2022

Smaller communities could have a greater say on housing developments in South and Vale

Small communities in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire will now have an opportunity for greater influence on how and where houses and other developments should be built in their area. After the two district councils put together a successful joint bid for government grant funding of up to £45,000, the government has […]

December 22, 2021

A statement from Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council

It’s been another busy and unpredictable year for everyone, and I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all Vale residents for doing your bit in helping to keep each other safe. I’d like to thank our local volunteers, community groups and charities that we’ve been working hard to help vulnerable individuals and families.  I […]

December 21, 2021

Help to make night-time safer in Abingdon and Didcot

Residents are being asked to help make areas of Abingdon and Didcot safer at night. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils want to hear from anyone who has felt unsafe in either town on a night out, or when returning there after an evening out elsewhere, such as Oxford. The two councils […]

December 20, 2021

Council leaders thank vaccine clinic while urging people to get booster jab

Council leaders urged people to get their Covid booster jab as they praised the people delivering the vital vaccine at a clinic in Faringdon. Vale of White Horse Leader Emily Smith and Deputy Leader Bethia Thomas, who is ward councillor for Faringdon, visited the White Horse Medical Practice on Thursday 16 December to thank the staff […]

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December 17, 2021

Councils face another cut in government funding

Public services could be at serious risk if the government fails to provide long-term financial support, the Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council has warned.

December 9, 2021

More research needed before Abingdon reservoir plans can be approved

More evidence has been demanded by Vale councillors over the need for a reservoir in Abingdon and its environmental impact. Thames Water are developing a proposal to create a reservoir on land south west of Abingdon. But councillors have voted to oppose the proposals unless further independent research is carried out on whether the company’s […]