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An Ordinance Survey map of the area of Harwell parish on the left and the new Western Valley Parish on the right including a section of Great Western Park in Didcot, and up to the railway line running alongside the A4130 between Didcot and Milton Heights.

December 14, 2022

New Vale parish to be called Western Valley

A new parish aimed at improving local representation in the Harwell area will be known as Western Valley. Earlier this year, people across Harwell had the chance to comment on the name and governance arrangements for a new parish to the east of the A34 within Harwell, up to the boundary with South Oxfordshire.  97 […]

December 9, 2022

Action on the cost-of-living: Hundreds of low-income households to benefit from paying less council tax

1,400 households in the Vale of White Horse will benefit from a more generous council tax support (CTS) scheme following action to help those most at risk during the cost-of-living crisis.  At their meeting on Wednesday 7 December, district councillors at the Vale voted to remove restrictions requiring households on CTS to make a contribution […]

December 8, 2022

Leaders Statement – 7 December

As ever, it has been a busy couple of months.  Recent Cabinet Decisions  At Cabinet meetings in November and December we made further progress towards our corporate objectives.   A new Housing Delivery Strategy and Action Plan was adopted that sets out how we are already working to provide the homes that people need and […]

December 8, 2022

Cllr Bethia Thomas elected as new Leader at Vale of White Horse District Council

Cllr Bethia Thomas is the new Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council. She was chosen by councillors during a vote at the Council meeting last night (7 December). Her election as Leader comes after Cllr Emily Smith chose to stand down having led the council since the local elections in 2019. Cllr Thomas, […]

December 5, 2022

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2022/23

A guide to council services over the Christmas and New Year period when the council offices are closed to the public.

November 30, 2022

Final Park and Charge electric vehicle charging hub goes live

Hundreds of charging points set up in council car parks around Oxfordshire The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has been completed. This includes 62 charging points in five of our council car parks in Abingdon, Faringdon and Wantage. The final EV charging hub in the […]

November 23, 2022

Council encourages tree planting ahead of National Tree Week

As National Tree Week begins on Saturday, Vale of White Horse District Council is encouraging community groups and residents across the district to plant trees to help tackle the climate emergency.

Father Christmas sat in a car with his thumb up out of the window

November 23, 2022

Free parking days being offered to help local businesses

Shoppers in the Vale of White Horse are being given a helping hand to buy local this Christmas. People that can’t come into their local businesses and shopping areas by walking, cycling or public transport can take advantage of free parking at the district council’s car parks on some Saturdays in the run up to […]

A row of houses

November 21, 2022

Action taken to help deliver affordable housing

A new housing delivery strategy and action plan to help bring more genuinely affordable homes to the Vale of White Horse has been approved by Cabinet Members. The new housing delivery strategy aims to meet current and future local housing needs and intends to bring more well-designed net zero carbon housing to help tackle climate […]

November 21, 2022

Put your Christmas recycling knowledge to the test and you could win a hamper worth £100

People across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have the chance of winning a fantastic hamper worth £100 by putting their Christmas recycling knowledge to the test.