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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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November 29, 2021

Abingdon student scoots off with first prize in our Air Quality competition

One year six student in Abingdon will have a new way of getting into school thanks to a competition to highlight the issue of air quality, which was run by Vale of White Horse District Council earlier this term.

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November 25, 2021

Over £2.2 million extra funding for Southern Oxfordshire businesses is available this winter

Extra cash is available to help businesses that have been severely affected by Covid-19 restrictions to get through the winter months. Local businesses can now apply for a grant of up to £15,000 to help to keep them going through the quieter trading months. The funds could help businesses to become more resilient and will […]

November 24, 2021

Swindon man ordered to pay more than £2,300 after abandoning a caravan at the A420

A 68-year-old handyman from Swindon was ordered to pay more than £2,300 after he was successfully prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council for abandoning a caravan at the side of the road near Watchfield. The case involved tracking down three previous caravan owners, a possible decoy numberplate registered in Scotland and checking police […]

November 24, 2021

Councils reveal the food wasted in Southern Oxfordshire last Christmas and urge residents to change their ways

Southern Oxfordshire residents put around 700 tonnes of food* into their black bins last December, emitting nearly 150 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e)** into the atmosphere as well as wasting valuable resources and their own money. As Christmas approaches, when so much waste is created, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Districts Councils […]

November 23, 2021

The latest wave of electric vehicle chargers coming to county’s car parks

Press release issued by Oxfordshire County Council on its news page The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has begun. Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have […]

November 12, 2021

More money and new laws needed to save planet say councils as COP26 comes to a close

The government must match their words with action, South and Vale’s cabinet members for climate have said, as COP26 comes to a close. World leaders have been meeting at COP26 (the Conference of Parties) in Glasgow with the aim of accelerating action to tackle climate change. While there have been significant announcements made on issues […]

November 12, 2021

Call for people to buy local as free parking days returns in the run up to Christmas

Shoppers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being given a helping hand to buy local this Christmas. Those who are unable to get to local businesses by walking, cycling or public transport can take advantage of free parking in district council car parks. The annual free parking tradition is provided by […]

November 11, 2021

New Chair and updates for Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board members

Members of the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board met recently to hear about the latest developments in the town and to welcome their new Chair, Cllr Liz Leffman, who is the Leader of Oxfordshire County Council. The advisory board meetings take place each quarter for members to help coordinate new and existing projects together and […]

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November 1, 2021

New Vale of White Horse District Council Deputy Leader announced

Councillor Bethia Thomas has been announced as the new Deputy Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. Cllr Thomas, who is also the Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, will take up the additional role from Monday (November 1). The Faringdon resident – who was brought up in Australia – was elected as Faringdon Ward […]

November 1, 2021

Businesses based in Southern Oxfordshire given support to widen their network

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are supporting local businesses by offering a discount to join a new online networking group. Networking in…, which is already well-established in Berkshire, has been working with the district councils’ South and Vale Business Support team to launch online sessions to help organisations recover from the […]