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November 2, 2020

Covid-19 lockdown update

We continue to work hard to support our communities and businesses as part of the response to COVID-19.  We’re currently assessing the full impact of the government’s announcement this weekend of a further national lockdown from Thursday 5 November to make sure we’re providing the right support where it’s needed most.  We are monitoring any […]

October 30, 2020

Projects moving forward for Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Members of the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board met last week to hear about the latest developments for Didcot Gateway and other key initiatives around the town.  You can watch the meeting in full via The board were updated on the district councils’ plan to build their new offices at Didcot Gateway, which will […]

October 29, 2020

Oxford officially moved to ‘high’ COVID alert level as cases continue to rise

Oxford will be moved into the government’s ‘high’ or tier 2 alert level after a further rise in cases of COVID-19 – meaning that the city’s residents will need to abide by new rules from Saturday 31 October. The central government decision follows intensive discussions between central government, local councils, MPs and others in recent […]

October 29, 2020

Your chance to comment on proposed changes to off-street parking in the Vale

People in the Vale of White Horse have the chance to comment on some proposed changes to parking arrangements in the district council’s off street car parks.  Over the summer Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet agreed to amend the district’s parking policy, including measures to encourage the use of electric vehicles in order […]

October 27, 2020

Councils continue to work closely together with voluntary sector to help families through half-term and beyond

Help continues to be available, should it be required, during half term in Oxfordshire for families of children in receipt of free school meals. All six Oxfordshire councils have been working together very closely with community and voluntary partners to help families across the county access food and essential supplies. Support mechanisms are in place […]

October 22, 2020

Oxfordshire close to ‘high’ COVID-19 alert level

People in Oxfordshire are being advised to be extra vigilant, particularly over half-term, as cases of coronavirus continue to spread across the county.  Evidence shows that, in the past two weeks, the virus has spread to a much wider age range across the county and is no longer confined to younger people in urban areas. […]

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October 8, 2020

Leader’s statement to council 7 October 2020

Our fantastic officers and the community groups that stepped up during lockdown have my admiration and endless thanks. A lot of work continues. I of course hope that they won’t all be asked to step up to the same level of work again. With cases rising again across the district, our officers are already planning […]

October 8, 2020

Our continuing campaign for cleaner air

To mark Clean Air Day to day (Thursday 8 October) South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a new campaign to encourage people to use less polluting means of transport, such as walking and cycling, for local journeys. Since March many of us have changed where we work and how far […]

October 7, 2020

Didcot Gateway – the home of the new South and Vale district council offices

Released on October 6, 2020 Didcot will be the home of the new offices for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils in a move that will help to secure a more sustainable future for the councils, both economically and environmentally.  The district councils will move into a new building that’s proposed […]

October 5, 2020

Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a global asset and national investment priority

Bold vision to create a global hub for innovation and green development that inspires communities worldwide. The Oxford to Cambridge Arc, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer described as a “key economic priority” for the country, has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to Government. The Arc’s ambition is to […]