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July 31, 2020

Possible new future for Old Abbey House

Vale of White Horse District Council is looking to work with the Abingdon community to seek a viable future for Old Abbey House. The district council no longer needs the house in Abbey Close and is looking for a new owner.  The council will test the property market to see if there are likely to […]

July 27, 2020

Chief Executive’s address to Council

Released on July 24, 2020 On Wedesday 15 July Mark Stone, Chief Executive at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, made the following address to all Vale councillors during their full meeting of the District Council: Thank you Chair, It is unusual for me to address Council in this way, but the Chair and Leader have […]

July 27, 2020

Leisure centres prepare to re-open in southern Oxfordshire from this weekend

Released on July 24, 2020 This weekend is one that many have been waiting for as some of the leisure centres in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will begin opening. There will be a gradual, phased opening from this Saturday, which includes changes to opening times. While not all facilities will be […]

July 21, 2020

Vale of White Horse District Council provide £31,200 to Grove Parish Council to help buy a new tractor

Grove Parish Council was allocated £31,200 to buy a brand-new tractor to help with the upkeep of existing pitches and grass at their popular recreation ground. The funds were allocated by Vale of White Horse District Council, towards a new tractor for Grove Recreation Ground, by using money collected from housing developers as part of […]

July 21, 2020

New housing grants policy makes it easier for those in need of help with their homes

Released on July 20, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have made it easier for people with disabilities – or who are vulnerable – to receive housing assistance grants and loans to help make their homes safer and more comfortable. While the councils have always provided a grants and loans service […]

July 21, 2020

New look Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Released on July 20, 2020 On 13 July, the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board formally welcomed Cllr Rita Atkinson from Sutton Courtenay Parish Council as new member of the board.  Cllr Atkinson’s role will be to represent the views of the five parish councils that sit mainly within the garden town area.  Rita has been […]

July 17, 2020

Leader’s statement to council 15 July 2020

Released on July 17, 2020 Since our last full council meeting my focus has clearly been responding to Covid-19. District councils have been on the frontline supporting our residents and playing a key part in protecting the NHS. I am incredibly proud of the work our officers, members and volunteers across the Vale have done […]

July 17, 2020

Have your say on the future plans for Vale of White Horse

Released on July 16, 2020 What do you think the council should focus on next? Working with other organisations to help local businesses get back on their feet after lockdown? Helping people live healthier lives? Tackling the climate emergency? Or all three and more? Vale of White Horse district councillors have put together a plan […]

July 16, 2020

Plans underway for the re-opening of leisure centres in Southern Oxfordshire

Released on July 15, 2020 Last week the government announced details for when leisure centres and swimming pools could re-open. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with Better, who run the council leisure facilities, to agree to a re-opening plan for the leisure service that complies with the government guidance […]

July 6, 2020

Play areas to begin re-opening in the Vale from Monday 6 July – but please stay safe and wash your hands!

Released on July 3, 2020 Play areas in the Vale of White Horse managed by the district council will begin to re-open from Monday 6 July.  Vale of White Horse District Council will carry out a phased re-opening – this means play areas will only re-open once safety checks have been carried out and officers […]