December 2, 2020

Leader’s statement on the end of lockdown 2, December 2020

Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, Cllr Emily Smith, says: “Thank you to everyone who has followed the government’s rules during lockdown, your efforts have had a positive impact on infection rates, but we need to keep going.  As many of our pubs, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues are re-opening, they will be […]

December 2, 2020

Vale and South councils raise £53m for community infrastructure

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have raised £53,030,143 for local infrastructure since April 2016 from housing developers building new homes in the districts. There are two main ways the councils raise cash for infrastructure – legal agreements with developers known as Section 106 agreements that are signed before planning permission can […]

December 1, 2020

Council cabinets to consider Civil Parking Enforcement proposals

A major change aimed at helping to prevent illegal parking could move a step closer in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire this week. At their respective meetings on 3 and 4 December, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ cabinets will consider whether to move forward with proposals for Civil […]

November 30, 2020

People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can park for free on specific days this December and are being urged to use this opportunity to support their local shops and cafes in the run up to Christmas. Each year Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils provide free parking days […]

November 26, 2020

Response to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Responding to the Chancellor’s spending review, Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “The additional funding for local government should help towards some of the gaps associated with the pandemic – the enormous level of support we’ve provided to our communities and businesses has severely impacted our finances, as has […]

November 17, 2020

Didcot residents and groups invited to new garden town event

Local residents and community groups are invited to get involved with the Didcot Garden Town projects by joining a brand-new resident sounding board event on Monday 30 November. The first of its kind, the garden town team are asking people of all ages, from Didcot and surrounding villages, to attend a virtual event to hear […]

November 17, 2020

New Covid Compliance Marshals in southern Oxfordshire

From 16 November, two new Covid Compliance Marshals have been employed to promote and encourage businesses and residents across southern Oxfordshire to comply with the COVID-19 public health measures to reduce the impact of the pandemic. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have used their allocation of a national government grant to […]

November 16, 2020

Businesses can now apply for lockdown support grants in South and Vale

Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse that have been temporarily forced to close and for those that have been severely impacted by the latest national lockdown may apply for new support grant funding. These grants are worth up to £3,000 per month.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are […]

November 13, 2020

Council outlines plans for the future

Vale of White Horse District Council has launched its brand-new corporate plan outlining how it will serve its communities over the next few years. The plan includes what the council’s priorities should be while supporting the district through COVID-19, the recovery, and beyond. The plan highlights priorities including economic recovery, housing and the Climate Emergency. […]

November 6, 2020

Councillors express dismay to Chancellor about lockdown business support

The Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have written a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to express their dismay that the national lockdown was announced without sufficient support for all businesses in place. Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith explained that businesses have already been in touch with […]

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