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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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February 27, 2020

£150,000 allocated to help develop Dalton Barracks Garden Village

Vale of White Horse District Council has accepted £150,000 of government money to help transform Dalton Barracks into a new garden village, once it’s been decommissioned. The council is now looking at how the capacity funding can be used in the most effective way towards turning the area, which is allocated as a development site […]

February 24, 2020

Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety

Councillors at Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have unanimously backed a motion calling on the government to introduce new measures designed to improve safety standards for taxis. Councillors Alison Jenner (Vale) and Anne-Marie Simpson (South) proposed the motion at their respective council meetings on 12 and 20 February following significant concerns […]

February 24, 2020

Bicester revealed as start location for prestigious women’s cycling race

BICESTER is to host the start of the prestigious Women’s Tour professional cycling race, which will pedal from the town on Monday 08 June, it was announced today (Thursday, 13 February). Oxfordshire pro-cyclist, Katie Scott, joined community cycling groups and local children from Bicester’s Longfields Primary School and The Cooper School (secondary); at the official announcement in the town’s […]

February 24, 2020

South and Vale District Councils push for zero carbon homes in joint response to Government consultation.

In their response to the Government’s Future Homes Standard Consultation, which closes later today, South Oxfordshire District Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council have agreed with the move to produce clearer standards and guidance in line with the recommendations of the Hackitt Review.  Restructuring the guidance so that it is clearer about […]

February 24, 2020

Design for new council offices at Crowmarsh Gifford with a sustainable future at its core go on display at an interactive exhibition for the public.

South Oxfordshire District Council’s plans to move back to their site in Crowmarsh Gifford have moved a step closer after the fire that destroyed its former headquarters. On Thursday 13 February, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse residents, staff and councillors are all invited to an exhibition and feedback day where they can see […]

February 24, 2020

Oxfordshire care leavers to receive council tax discount

Young people leaving the care system in Oxfordshire will get a helping hand after local councils granted them council tax relief up to the age of 25. They want to see care leavers succeed into independence and be protected from threats that could lead to debt, eviction and ultimately homelessnes. Many Oxfordshire care leavers have […]

February 19, 2020

Watchfield receives over £250,000 to improve the recreation ground and village hall

The village of Watchfield will benefit from a huge £256,851 funding boost, thanks to cash from Vale of White Horse District Council, to pay for new and improved local community facilities for residents to use and enjoy.  The district council, in consultation with Watchfield Parish Council, struck an infrastructure deal with three housing developers building […]

February 13, 2020

Leader’s Report to Full Council – Wednesday 12 February 2020

Work on the budget has dominated my cabinet’s time over the past few weeks, and I am proud of how much they and senior officers have achieved in such uncertain times. Despite the extremely tight financial situation we inherited, we have this evening agreed a budget that enables us to start work on a brand-new […]

February 5, 2020

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee agrees plan of action

Vale of White Horse District Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC) met on 28 January to recommend new schemes for the council to tackle climate change. The committee recommended a one-year programme of actions to begin the journey to a carbon neutral council by 2030 and a carbon neutral district by 2045.  The programme included: […]

February 5, 2020

Changes to support Vale residents on low income given the go ahead

More than 430 people on low income in the Vale of White Horse will receive additional support to help them pay their council tax. At its meeting on Monday 3 February Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet approved three amendments to its Council Tax Reduction scheme which could benefit people of working age who receive […]