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March 22, 2021

Council identifying how to spend housing cash for leisure

Local sports clubs in the Grove and Wantage area are helping Vale of White Horse District Council understand how money that’s coming in from new housing developments could be used to help provide appropriate new or improved leisure facilities for local residents. A similar engagement is taking place with clubs in the Faringdon and Great Coxwell area. […]

March 19, 2021

Vale Leader’s statement on the Expressway project cancellation

The Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council has welcomed the announcement that the government’s proposed Oxford to Cambridge Expressway has been scrapped, calling it a success for local campaigners. Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council said: “This is welcome news, and I would like to congratulate and thank the many groups and […]

March 18, 2021

Vale of White Horse District Council and MEPC to review Milton Park Local Development Order to meet 2040 Vision and respond to climate emergency

Vale of White Horse District Council and MEPC Milton Park in Oxfordshire, one of Europe’s largest science and technology communities, have agreed to review the Local Development Order (LDO) to help bring more sustainable investment to the park.  The review will look at how the changes can align to the council’s commitment to help tackle […]

March 17, 2021

A new community lottery is coming to the Vale of White Horse

Local charities and good causes in the Vale of White Horse will soon be able to get a funding boost from a brand-new community lottery being launched by the district council this summer. The forthcoming new White Horse Community Lottery will allow players to choose which local charity their money benefits. Similar community lotteries elsewhere […]

March 12, 2021

Have you got your census letter?

Census day is almost here – stand up and be counted Households across Oxfordshire are being asked to take part in Census 2021, a national survey that takes place once every ten years. Census day is on March 21, and households have started receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms. […]

March 9, 2021

Abingdon’s multi-storey to be reserved for vaccination parking only, on specific days

Parking at the Charter multi-storey car park in Abingdon will be reserved for people getting their Covid-19 jabs on certain days over the next month or so.    Thousands of patients are being invited to get their jabs at the Malthouse Surgery over the coming weeks and many of them will be people in their 80s and over getting their second dose. The […]

March 4, 2021

Vale and South are top recyclers…again

Residents in southern Oxfordshire are among the top recyclers in the country yet again! Yesterday the government published the figures showing how much waste is recycled across the country. South Oxfordshire District had the second highest recycling rate in England with 64 per cent of its waste being recycled. Vale of White Horse district came […]

March 3, 2021

Nearly £2m provided to help the recovery of the county’s high streets

Vale of White Horse District Council has teamed up with social enterprise Makespace and other councils to help bring empty shops back into use with a £1.9m fund. The project, called ‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire…’, will go towards helping high streets across the county to bounce back from the effects of Covid-19 to bring new independent […]

March 3, 2021

Maintenance work at the multi-storey Charter car park in Abingdon

Through our regular maintenance checks of council facilities, we’ve identified some urgent repair work that we need to do ensure the safety of the users at the multi-storey car park in Abingdon. This means Levels 3 and upwards will be closed from 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 March until further notice. We are currently assessing how long the […]

March 2, 2021

Reaching out to people in priority groups who have yet to have their COVID vaccine

People in the priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine who have yet to respond to their invitation for a first dose are to be the focus of a new scheme set up by Oxfordshire councils, the NHS and GPs. The service is launching this week to help support those people if they want to have […]

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