December 22, 2020

Cabinet decision on Old Abbey House accepted by watchdog

The decision by Vale of the White Horse District Council’s Cabinet to secure the future for Old Abbey House in Abingdon has been accepted by the Council’s Scrutiny Committee. The council expects to be able to announce the full details of the decision in the new year. In the meantime, the council’s Scrutiny Committee which […]

December 22, 2020

New Covid-19 grants available now for pubs

Pubs in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse which receive most of their income from drink sales can now apply for a new Covid-19 support grant from their district council. Under the current Tier 2 restrictions pubs can only open if they serve substantial meals.  Customers sitting inside may only do so with […]

December 18, 2020

Vale council makes changes to infrastructure spending

Vale of the White Horse District Council has made changes to its strategy for infrastructure funding in a move to release further funds for larger community projects across the district. The changes to the way the council spends Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds will mean that money secured from housing developments in the district will […]

December 17, 2020

“Ask for help now if you think you’ll need it this Christmas,” say councils

With food banks and other support organisations running reduced or limited services over the Christmas period, South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are urging residents to think ahead and get in touch now if they’ll need help with food or essential supplies. The councils’ own Community Hub service will be […]

December 17, 2020

Protect your friends and family this Christmas and help to stop the spread of Covid-19

People across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to protect their friends and family this Christmas and help to stop the spread of Covid-19. The number of recorded positive cases of Covid-19 has risen significantly in Oxfordshire since the national lockdown ended, and while the number remains relatively low in […]

December 17, 2020

Our services over Christmas and New Year

This year the council is closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December until 9am Monday 4 January. There will be access to emergency support and services during that time. Community Hub The councils’ dedicated service for people who need urgent help, and have no other support because of Covid-19 will be available on an emergency […]

December 15, 2020

Letter from Cllr Emily Smith to MHCLG

On Monday 14 December Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, wrote a letter to MHCLG about the Self and Custom building.

December 11, 2020

Measures to tackle illegal parking could be introduced in the Vale next year following Cabinet approval

Vale of White Horse District Councils’ Cabinet has agreed to move forward with proposals for Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE).  The move could see responsibility for parking enforcement transfer from the police to a new team managed by Oxfordshire County Council by the end of 2021. Enforcement for on-street parking in the Vale is currently carried […]

December 10, 2020

Leader’s statement to Council 9 December 2020

New Corporate Plan Projects Underway Since adopting our new Corporate Plan, Cabinet members have been working with officers to prioritise the projects and getting stuck into delivery. As we have heard this evening, Cabinet is pushing forward with Civil Parking Enforcement for the District, the new website is live and looking great, we have insourced […]

December 3, 2020

Flytip in Harwell caught on camera

A man from Fyfield Wick near Abingdon has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 after Vale of White Horse District Council successfully prosecuted him for flytipping. The crime was caught on camera after the council placed CCTV cameras in the area in Harwell, following a number of cases of flytipping at that spot. William […]

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