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May 20, 2022

Vale of White Horse to get a new Food and Farming champion

The Vale is to get a new Food and Farming Champion to help promote food production, distribution, and healthy eating across the district. This action was part of a motion raised by Cllr Bethia Thomas at the Vale of White Horse District Council meeting earlier this week (18 May). Healthy food is vital for everyone, […]

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May 19, 2022

Cabinet changes at Vale of White Horse District Council

At the annual council meeting of Vale of White Horse District Council last night (18 May), the council Leader, Emily Smith, announced a number of changes to the existing council cabinet.

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May 19, 2022

Leader’s statement – 18 May 2022

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, delivered her Leader’s statement to Council at the meeting on 18 May 2022.

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May 18, 2022

A new way of shopping has launched in Wantage

An exciting new shopping tool has launched in Wantage to help support local independent traders to recover following the pandemic. Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils are offering local organisations a free 12 months’ membership to ShopAppy, a website that helps market their goods and services online. Over 40 independent businesses based […]

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May 12, 2022

New joint local plan about far more than housing as interactive consultation opens

Tackling the climate emergency, sustainable transport, affordable housing, high-tech jobs, and the future of our town centres are among the topics up for discussion as South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils embark on the creation of a new Joint Local Plan. The two district councils have launched an interactive consultation to […]

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May 10, 2022

Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured for many more summers of fun

Families will be able to enjoy summer holidays at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool and splash pad in Abingdon for years to come, despite spiralling energy costs that have closed pools all around the country. The school holidays are by far the pool’s busiest time, and so Vale of White Horse District Council pulled out the […]

May 9, 2022

£500 fine for Council Tax fraudster

A Grove resident has been fined £500 after fraudulently claiming a reduction on her Council Tax. Zoe Lees, 27, from Horsa Close, Grove, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 21 April to illegally claiming more than £3,500 in Council Tax Reduction. Magistrates heard how Ms Lees had failed to inform Vale of White […]

foundations of the pavilion laid at Kingston Bagpuize

May 9, 2022

Nearly £600,000 allocated towards a new pavilion in Kingston Bagpuize

A purpose-built sports pavilion is being built for villagers and local sports groups in Kingston Bagpuize. Vale of White Horse District Council approved £596,757 for Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor Parish Council using funds made up of developer contributions, which have been collected by the district council as part of an agreement to build new homes […]

May 5, 2022

Councils pay out more than £8 million to help with energy bills

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have paid out more than £8 million in energy bill rebates. All households living in properties which are in council tax bands A-D are entitled to a £150 payment.  The government is providing this money, also known as the ‘council tax rebate’, to help people with […]

May 3, 2022

Man ordered to pay more than £2,700 after a fly tip in Shrivenham

A man from Shrivenham was ordered to pay more than £2,700 when a large amount of household waste was fly tipped by a roadside.