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July 21, 2020

New housing grants policy makes it easier for those in need of help with their homes

Released on July 20, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have made it easier for people with disabilities – or who are vulnerable – to receive housing assistance grants and loans to help make their homes safer and more comfortable. While the councils have always provided a grants and loans service […]

July 21, 2020

New look Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Released on July 20, 2020 On 13 July, the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board formally welcomed Cllr Rita Atkinson from Sutton Courtenay Parish Council as new member of the board.  Cllr Atkinson’s role will be to represent the views of the five parish councils that sit mainly within the garden town area.  Rita has been […]

July 17, 2020

Leader’s statement to council 15 July 2020

Released on July 17, 2020 Since our last full council meeting my focus has clearly been responding to Covid-19. District councils have been on the frontline supporting our residents and playing a key part in protecting the NHS. I am incredibly proud of the work our officers, members and volunteers across the Vale have done […]

July 17, 2020

Have your say on the future plans for Vale of White Horse

Released on July 16, 2020 What do you think the council should focus on next? Working with other organisations to help local businesses get back on their feet after lockdown? Helping people live healthier lives? Tackling the climate emergency? Or all three and more? Vale of White Horse district councillors have put together a plan […]

July 16, 2020

Plans underway for the re-opening of leisure centres in Southern Oxfordshire

Released on July 15, 2020 Last week the government announced details for when leisure centres and swimming pools could re-open. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with Better, who run the council leisure facilities, to agree to a re-opening plan for the leisure service that complies with the government guidance […]

July 6, 2020

Play areas to begin re-opening in the Vale from Monday 6 July – but please stay safe and wash your hands!

Released on July 3, 2020 Play areas in the Vale of White Horse managed by the district council will begin to re-open from Monday 6 July.  Vale of White Horse District Council will carry out a phased re-opening – this means play areas will only re-open once safety checks have been carried out and officers […]

July 6, 2020

Support available for those struggling to pay their council tax

Released on July 1, 2020 People in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse who have outstanding payments on their council tax bill and are struggling to pay are being urged to contact their district council to find out what support may be available. An extra £150 of discount is now available to certain […]

July 6, 2020

Joint leaders’ statement to mark the end of Pride month

Released on June 30, 2020 Statement from the Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils: “To mark the end of Pride month, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our councils’ support for the LGBTQ+ community. Our organisations provide equality of services and […]

July 6, 2020

Letter from Cllr David Grant, Chair of the Vale of White Horse Climate Emergency Advisory Committee, to Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Released on June 26, 2020 Cllr David Grant, Chair of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee at Vale of White Horse District Council, has written on behalf of the committee to Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council Dear Cllr Hudspeth, I am writing as chair of the Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC) following […]

July 6, 2020

Committee recommendations to help put tackling the Climate Emergency at the forefront of future council plans

Released on June 26, 2020 The Vale of White Horse’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee is to discuss a number of proposals which may form part of the district council’s long-term plans. Later this year, Vale of White Horse District Council will publish a new Corporate Plan which will direct its work until 2024. The council’s […]