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April 25, 2022

Councils to let wildflowers bloom during No Mow May

Wildflowers could bloom in more public areas next month after South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils pledged their support for No Mow May. The two councils already designate wildflower meadows which they only cut two to three times a year but this year they will trial leaving several additional areas of […]

Map of Didcot and Appleford with Hill Farm highlighted in purple

April 21, 2022

Have your say on a new technology park development in Didcot Garden Town

Residents and businesses can give their views on how greener commercial buildings can be built at a Didcot technology park. Hill Farm, in Appleford and near to Didcot, is the site of a proposed Local Development Order (LDO), something that local planning authorities use to set out the overall design of a site. It also […]

Damaged radar key hanging from socket on wall of public toilet

April 20, 2022

Vandals leave Abingdon public toilet users frustrated – and council picking up repair bill

Vandals have left people in Abingdon unable to spend a penny as they damaged the town’s public toilets. Vale of White Horse District Council has been left picking up the bill as anti-social behaviour has led to windows and doors at two of the town’s facilities being damaged. And even more frustratingly for all, the […]

April 20, 2022

Didcot Garden Town projects to benefit residents discussed

A wide range of improvement projects and facilities in the Didcot Garden Town area will be prioritised to ensure climate change and pandemic recovery are tackled first. The Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board discussed the actions set out in 2017’s Delivery Plan to identify the projects they thought were the most important to bring more […]

April 13, 2022

Witness the thrill of elite cycling in the Vale on Saturday 11 June

Find out when and where you can see the race and about the road closures on the day.

Ukraine flag fluttering on flagpole

April 8, 2022

Vale and South Oxfordshire councils step up to support Ukrainian refugees in their districts

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are redeploying staff from across the councils to ensure Ukrainian refugees moving to the districts get the support and help they need.

March 31, 2022

A major milestone for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency has submitted the planning application to build the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme.

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March 31, 2022

Have your say on proposed changes for parishes in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Residents are being asked to comment on changes put forward by parish councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse which could affect how their local area is run. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are carrying out a Community Governance Review.  This involves reviewing existing arrangements for parishes across […]

March 31, 2022

Faringdon leisure centre will be powered by solar energy, cutting carbon emissions in the Vale

A low-carbon, energy-efficient future for Faringdon Leisure Centre became a huge step closer, when work began on installing solar panels and air source heat pump technology this month. The refurbishments will significantly improve the carbon footprint of the building, and it will become the Vale’s first council-owned building to be powered entirely by low-carbon and […]

March 28, 2022

Free parking in the Vale to change from 4 April

Find out about the changes to free parking and parking fees