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October 9, 2023

Joint leaders’ statement to mark World Homeless Day – 10 October

The following is a joint statement by the leaders of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils, Cllrs Bethia Thomas and David Rouane to mark World Homeless Day on 10 October: “As international attention focuses today on homelessness, we believe everyone should have somewhere they feel safe and secure that they can call […]

October 2, 2023

New Cabinet Members confirmed at Vale of White Horse District Council

Councillor Bethia Thomas, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council has today (2 October) confirmed details of the council’s new cabinet. The new cabinet has been confirmed as: Cllr Bethia Thomas said: “I’d like to thank our existing cabinet members and welcome our new cabinet members. Our new cabinet is a true example of […]

October 2, 2023

Fun for all the family this October half-term 

A range of free and low-cost fun activities are available for children and their families during the October half-term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  Provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, sessions include fun outdoor orienteering and events inside such as dance, sports, theatre and much more.  Here’s a full run down of […]

September 28, 2023

Residents urged to ‘Check it before you chuck it’

We are urging residents to ‘Check it before you chuck it’ as part of a drive to increase the amount and quality of recycling in the district. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched a new campaign asking people to check before they chuck items in their recycling bins. An estimated […]

September 28, 2023

Plans for reservoir continue despite local objections 

Plans for an expanded controversial reservoir near Abingdon have again been criticised by local communities, with Vale of White Horse District Council urging water providers to consider alternative solutions.  The council has reaffirmed its objections to the reservoir in a formal letter to Thames Water following submission of their revised Draft Water Resources Management Plan (WRMP) to government. […]

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September 27, 2023

Including everyone is focus of two Vale champions

Two Vale champions are working to make sure everyone is included and represented in the district.

September 19, 2023

Leader’s statement – Botley Road closure

Cllr Bethia Thomas, Leader of the Vale, said: Like many, I’m disappointed with Network Rail’s news that they’re keeping Botley Road closed until October next year. The original plan had been for the road to reopen this October for six months over Christmas. This is very frustrating for so many, access to Oxford has become […]

September 18, 2023

New Oxfordshire wide air quality website launched

A new Oxfordshire air quality website has launched today – providing up to date air quality guidance and resources for across the county.

September 12, 2023

Free facility hire launched for Wellington Gate community 

Wellington Gate residents and non-profit organisations can now apply to hire free local facilities and event space to help connect the community.  Vale of White Horse District Council has secured funding from local developer, Persimmon Homes (Wessex), to help community groups access local facilities while plans for a new Community Hub are being finalised. Local […]

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September 6, 2023

Didcot transport infrastructure is vital for the Vale 

The Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council has spoken of how important proposals for £300 million of transport projects in and around Didcot are to the district. Planning applications by Oxfordshire County Council for the four projects known as HIF1 are due to be determined by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, […]