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December 8, 2022

Leaders Statement – 7 December

As ever, it has been a busy couple of months.  Recent Cabinet Decisions  At Cabinet meetings in November and December we made further progress towards our corporate objectives.   A new Housing Delivery Strategy and Action Plan was adopted that sets out how we are already working to provide the homes that people need and […]

December 8, 2022

Cllr Bethia Thomas elected as new Leader at Vale of White Horse District Council

Cllr Bethia Thomas is the new Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. She was chosen by councillors during a vote at the Council meeting last night (7 December). Her election as Leader comes after Cllr Emily Smith chose to stand down having led the council since the local elections in 2019. Cllr Thomas, […]

December 5, 2022

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2022/23

A guide to council services over the Christmas and New Year period when the council offices are closed to the public.

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 […]