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October 5, 2020

Councillors to set priorities for the Vale after residents have their say

Record numbers of residents and people working in the Vale of White Horse recently responded to a survey about the district council’s forthcoming new Corporate Plan, and councillors are set to consider changes to plans based on the public feedback. In July the council asked those living and working in the Vale to comment on […]

September 30, 2020

£8 million of new funding for affordable homes across South and Vale

£8 million could be pumped into providing more affordable homes across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse following Cabinet meetings at the two district councils this week. Both councils have a strong commitment to delivering genuinely affordable housing, and reports being discussed by the councils’ Cabinets set out the options to how to […]

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September 28, 2020

Coronavirus community support

Find out what support is available to you if you’re struggling with anything, and what you can do to help out in your community.

September 21, 2020

It’s National Recycling Week and residents are confused about crisp tubes

It’s National Recycling Week and crisp manufacturer Pringles has recently announced it will trial more recycling-friendly packaging, which is just as well as a survey has found residents in southern Oxfordshire say crisp tubes are the items they are most unsure of when it comes to recycling! In addition to confusion over crisp tubes, people […]

September 15, 2020

18,700 homes urged to respond to voter registration reminder

Households in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to respond immediately if they receive a yellow reminder letter from the district council about their voter registration details. Over the summer South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent a ‘Canvass Communication Form’ to every home requiring residents to […]

September 10, 2020

Leisure facilities in southern Oxfordshire ready for the next phase of reopening

After recent assessments of the leisure facilities across southern Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have agreed with GLL, who run the “Better” centres, that the second phase of reopening can start and from the 14 September more leisure activities will be able to resume.  On 25 July when leisure centres […]

September 9, 2020

Planners’ Fast Tracking of UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre Supercharges Delivery

Priority planning status enabled construction of the UK’s Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) to commence months before planning permission was granted.  Close collaboration between Vale of White Horse District Council, VMIC, Harwell Campus and multiple stakeholders ensured that work on the VMIC facility met Council needs as construction moved swiftly to meet the demands […]

September 2, 2020

Nearly £90,000 of funding available for volunteer groups and organisations to help vulnerable residents affected by Covid-19

Voluntary and community sector groups in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse can apply for a share of nearly £90,000 to help people affected by Covid-19 in the districts.  South Oxfordshire District Council has £45,373 to distribute and the Vale of White Horse District Council has £43,077 to provide funds for voluntary and […]

September 1, 2020

Councils seek volunteers to recommend councillors’ allowances

Released on August 27, 2020 South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are looking for volunteers to join an Independent Remuneration Panel to help review councillors’ allowances.  Are you passionate about the local area? Would you like to be involved in setting councillors’ expenses and allowances that are reasonable for the […]

September 1, 2020

Car Park charges – Vale Cabinet puts local business recovery first

Released on August 27, 2020 Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet has prioritised supporting local businesses recovering from COVID-19 ahead of addressing the council’s own longer-term financial pressures in deciding about changes to car park charges across the district. Earlier this month, Cabinet considered a range of options for the district’s council car parks.  […]