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June 8, 2020

Council garden waste service welcomes new customers

Released on April 24, 2020 There’s good news for people in southern Oxfordshire looking for ways to dispose safely of their garden waste. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have reopened their paid-for garden waste service to new customers. The service has continued throughout the lockdown for existing subscribers and for a […]

June 8, 2020

Oxfordshire councils update Government on financial impacts of coronavirus

Released on April 22, 2020 The leaders of all six Oxfordshire councils have written a joint letter to Government and the county’s MPs setting out the scale of the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the local authorities. Looking across the costs of delivering additional services, spend on emergency suppliers and the significant […]

June 8, 2020

Businesses in South and Vale urged to submit COVID-19 grant requests

Released on April 20, 2020 Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse that are yet to submit their details for grant support in response to COVID-19 are being urged to do so as soon as possible. More than 65 per cent of businesses based in southern Oxfordshire have already submitted their details […]

June 8, 2020

Councils collect bulky household waste again and warn against fly-tipping

Released on April 20, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have reopened their paid-for bulky waste collection service for large household items and are also issuing a warning about fly-tipping while other outlets for domestic waste remain closed. The bulky waste collection service was temporarily stopped to allow the councils’ waste […]

June 8, 2020

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council writes to Secretary of State regarding planning concerns in the Vale

Released on April 14, 2020 On Tuesday 14 April 2020 Cllr Emily Smith wrote to the Secretary of State regarding planning committee concerns. The letter is printed below.  Update: The Government responded to Cllr Smith on 22 April. Please find their response attached as a document to this page. Dear Minister, I write to raise […]

June 8, 2020

Three important messages for the bank holiday weekend

Released on April 9, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have three very important messages for residents this bank holiday weekend: There’s help if you need it – our support lines are open Check the changes to waste collections between 10 and 17 April Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives. […]

June 8, 2020

Cornerstone and The Beacon are here for you #AtHome

Released on April 9, 2020 Arts and entertainment in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have gone online! If you’re struggling to keep the kids entertained, or you’re fed up with endlessly scrolling through uninspiring choices on video streaming services, Cornerstone Arts Centre and The Beacon are here to help. South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils’ […]

June 8, 2020

Support for people struggling financially due to the Coronavirus pandemic

Released on April 2, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are putting a range of measures in place to help people who are being affected financially by the Coronavirus pandemic, including support for individuals and for businesses. Support for individuals – council tax Hardship fund for people on Council Tax Reduction […]

June 8, 2020

Kerbside collections of small electrical items, textiles and batteries – suspended

Released on April 1, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have suspended their kerbside service collecting small electrical items, batteries and textiles for recycling. This is because the recycling centres for these items are unable to accept them for processing as staff shortages due to illness and social distancing has meant […]

June 8, 2020

Parking charges suspended for all district council car parks in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Released on March 26, 2020 Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March regarding travel restrictions, South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council have suspended all parking charges with immediate effect – this applies to all district council car parks across the two districts.  South and Vale have taken this action […]