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November 4, 2022

A new approach for community health and wellbeing

“We want our residents to be active, healthy and happy.” Those were the words of Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council about a new Active Communities strategy her council has launched in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council. “Our aim is to give our local residents […]

November 1, 2022

Man ordered to pay more than £2,200 for fly tipping

A man was ordered to pay more than £2,200 after being caught on camera fly tipping on land at Watchfield. Following a successful prosecution by Vale of White Horse District Council, Paul Hiles, aged 29, from Quarry Crescent, Highworth, pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates Court on 21 October to one charge of unlawfully depositing controlled […]

Graphic of Great Coxwell's MUGA plans

October 28, 2022

£40,000 helping to revive a sports area in Great Coxwell

Work has started on a £40,000 major refurbishment to improve Great Coxwell’s multi-use games area (MUGA). The Vale of White Horse District Council awarded the funds to Great Coxwell Parish Council using money collected from developers as part of their agreement to build new homes nearby.  The money is paying for the old rotten wooden […]

October 20, 2022

Delays to correspondence

Due to action affecting the Royal Mail services, it may take longer than usual for letters to arrive.

A photo of the Beacon main hall set up for Monkey Mayhem

October 19, 2022

Free fun for all the family this half term 

Children of all ages and their families will have plenty of activities to keep them busy this half term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set up a range of free and low-cost activities for residents to take part in.  Xplorer  There […]

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October 18, 2022

Council votes to oppose fracking in the area

Making a clear anti-fracking stand, Vale of White Horse District Council has voted to resist any exploration of fracking in the district. Whilst there is no direct threat that fracking will take place in the district as no viable deposits of shale gas have been identified in or around Vale of White Horse ​at this […]

a photo of Wantage Manor Road Park

October 17, 2022

Funding available for community climate projects – apply now!

Communities in the Vale have another chance to apply for funding to help grass roots projects aimed at tackling climate change. Local groups and town and parish councils can apply for a share of £50,000 from the latest round of Vale of White Horse District Council’s Climate Action Fund, with up to £5,000 on offer […]

October 17, 2022

Report highlights council’s work towards tackling the climate emergency

Vale of White Horse District Council’s work towards tackling climate change has been highlighted in a new quarterly report. As part of its commitment to openness and transparency, the Vale publishes a performance report showing the progress of its Climate Action Plan.  The Plan sets out the steps it will take to become a carbon […]

solar farm

October 17, 2022

Council motion pledges support for businesses struggling with rising costs

Vale of White Horse councillors agreed to help support struggling local businesses and to urge government to do more for businesses affected by the cost of living crisis. Following an approved motion, Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council, will write to The Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Secretary of State […]

October 17, 2022

Council presents colourful bench to the winner of its litter bug trails competition

There’s a new ‘seat of learning’ at Wootton St Peters School after the school was presented with a bright multi-coloured recycled plastic bench for their playground by Councillor Sally Povolotsky, Vale of White Horse District Council Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Environment.