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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 […]

June 8, 2020

Shielding our most vulnerable

Released on March 26, 2020 Our most vulnerable residents across Oxfordshire will have recently received correspondence from the NHS, identifying them as high risk and advising them to strictly self-isolate for 12 weeks. We know this long term restriction may cause additional concerns for those without any nearby support and we want to make sure […]

June 8, 2020

Support pledged for the most vulnerable as South and Vale close their offices

Released on March 20, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are increasing resources to help groups in the community providing support to those most in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing public health risk from the virus, the two councils are also closing their office building […]

June 8, 2020

A statement from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

Released on March 16, 2020 Following government and Public Health England advice on the risks to people over the age of 70 and with underlying health conditions, as well as following good practice for reducing the amount of unnecessary contact between individuals, we have taken the decision to cancel some events as follows:  Community-based leisure […]

March 18, 2020

Proposed new leisure centre between Grove and Wantage formally cancelled due to lack of funds

Vale of White Horse District Council has formally agreed that all work on a proposed new leisure centre between Grove and Wantage will now come to an end, as it is still unable to raise the £18.8 million the centre was expected to cost. The project has been paused since September 2018 while the council […]

March 11, 2020

Councils open their first winter shelter for rough sleepers

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered a local winter shelter for the first time to provide safe emergency accommodation for rough sleepers in South and Vale. The winter shelter enabled rough sleepers to remain in the local area where they may feel safer and find it easier to maintain their […]

February 27, 2020

£150,000 allocated to help develop Dalton Barracks Garden Village

Vale of White Horse District Council has accepted £150,000 of government money to help transform Dalton Barracks into a new garden village, once it’s been decommissioned. The council is now looking at how the capacity funding can be used in the most effective way towards turning the area, which is allocated as a development site […]