July 3, 2019

Mentoring scheme helps secondary school students to win Young Enterprise awards

Released on June 24, 2019 Pupils from Larkmead School in Abingdon are celebrating after winning the Sustainability in Oxfordshire award and finishing as runners-up for the South and Vale Area Final Oxfordshire’s Young Enterprise Programme.  The mixed ability school group won an award for starting their own new business in the scheme and they had […]

July 3, 2019

New councillors join the nominated Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Released on June 21, 2019 Following on from the district and parish elections last month, four new councillors joined the nominated Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board.  New Leader, Cllr Sue Cooper and Cllr David Rouane, standing in for Cllr Peter-Paul Barker from South Oxfordshire District Council attended with Cllr Judy Roberts from Vale of White […]

July 3, 2019

Councils are asking drivers to ‘Turn it off’ if they are stopped for a minute or more

Released on June 17, 2019 Just one minute of sitting with your car engine running and the vehicle not moving produces the equivalent of 150 balloons of harmful pollutants into the air. This is why South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a joint campaign to help improve air quality across […]

July 3, 2019

Faringdon Leisure Centre to get a major makeover

Released on June 10, 2019 Vale of White Horse District Council is investing £177,500 refurbishing Faringdon leisure centre starting this month. The swimming pool changing area, including cubicles, toilets and showers are the first on the list of improvement works to the centre. The sauna and steam room are also set to be fully replaced. […]

July 3, 2019

Vale of White Horse District Council elects its new Leader and Chair

Released on May 16, 2019 Cllr Emily Smith is the new Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council.   Cllr Smith has represented the Botley and Sunningwell ward on the council for four years and was previously the opposition group leader. She was elected as the Leader of the Council at the Vale Annual Council meeting […]

July 3, 2019

Leader’s Report to the Vale Annual Council meeting, Wednesday 15 May 2019

Released on May 15, 2019 Congratulations to all members, from all parties, on winning your seats. I particularly welcome everyone who has been elected to this council for the first time. It is a fascinating and challenging time to be involved in local government. The Vale of White Horse is a wonderful place to live, […]

July 3, 2019

Woman prosecuted after her rubbish is fly-tipped

Released on May 7, 2019 Vale of White Horse District Council has successfully prosecuted a woman for allowing her rubbish to be fly-tipped on land at Bourton near Shrivenham. Jade Kerr, aged 32, of Bata Avenue, Tilbury, Essex, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 29 April to a duty of care offence […]

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