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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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December 9, 2021

Vale of White Horse District Council – a trans inclusive council

Vale of White Horse District Council has a commitment to being a welcoming and inclusive organisation and council members have strengthened that commitment at its December Council meeting. In a forthcoming Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, the council will set out practical measures that will ensure the organisation remains welcoming and accessible to everyone, and to […]

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December 9, 2021

Council re-affirms commitment to support War Pensioners

The War Pension scheme was established to compensate those veterans who suffered injured or illness while serving their country, while the War Widow(er)’s Pension is for those whose spouse died while serving. Under current rules, any money above £10 from a War Pension or Widow(er)’s Pension can be counted as income when calculating someone’s entitlement […]

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December 9, 2021

Councillors call on the government to support ambitious local climate action

Leader Emily Smith will write to Whitehall to urge the government to establish a programme for domestic retrofitting.  A nationally funded and sustainable scheme is needed across the country to make existing homes more environmentally friendly.  Ensuring the energy efficiency of existing housing stock, through installing insulation or carbon neutral heat pumps, will give the […]

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December 9, 2021

Leaders Statement – 8 December 2021

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leaders Statement to Council at the meeting on 8 December 2021. It really is a privilege to be leading this council through some significant changes and challenges. The dedication of members and officers to making the Vale a better place to live […]

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December 8, 2021

Vital work to help vulnerable people praised by councillors

Work to protect vulnerable residents and those who are most at risk from criminal activity has been recognised by councillors in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. A joint report detailed the vital role the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP), managed by district council staff, has played in the past year. […]

December 7, 2021

Changes to planning rules to focus more quickly on potential harm to communities

Changes to enforcing planning rules will allow two district councils to focus on cases with the most potential to cause harm to local communities much more quickly. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are in the top 4 per cent of local authorities for planning enforcement performance. Now a new triage system […]

Household support fund

December 6, 2021

New vouchers will help people with winter essentials

Help is at hand this winter for people who may struggle to pay for heating, food or other essentials – thanks to a new voucher scheme that has launched in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse. The new, targeted programme set up by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will […]

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December 2, 2021

Campaign highlights that help is available for victims of domestic abuse

Stencils raising awareness of the support available for victims of Domestic Abuse have been appearing in public places across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.    South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with local charity Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse to highlight the issue.  They have stencilled […]

December 2, 2021

Over £7.3 million given for transport and school improvements

Over £7.3 million will go towards transport improvements and school extensions in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse thanks to funds the two district councils have raised from housing developers building in the districts. South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have allocated £7,326,066.92 to Oxfordshire County Council to help […]

December 1, 2021

Homes in West Challow to receive improved service from new sewerage treatment plant

Residents at nine properties in West Challow are benefitting from a new £60,000 treatment plant which will improve how their sewerage is dealt with. Vale of White Horse District Council has just completed work on the new plant which serves homes around Challow Station.  Due to the ageing nature of the system, the previous plant […]