June 26, 2023
Summer season set to start at Abbey Meadow
Families in the Vale are getting ready for a summer holiday of splashing, swimming and fun at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool in Abingdon, which is currently being prepared to open for its summer season. The pool will open ahead of the school summer holidays on Saturday 22 July – a few days earlier than originally […]
June 20, 2023
Cycles recycled to help Vale residents get on their bike
Residents in Abingdon can now get active and healthy using donated bikes with the new Ride Revolution project. Ride Revolution is a pilot project, set up by Vale of White Horse District Council, that will take unwanted bikes through donation, scrapyards and recycling centres and get them restored or repaired with the support of students […]
May 19, 2023
Have a splashing good time across the Vale this summer
Preparations are ramping up as the splash pads in the Vale are being prepared to be switched on for the summer. The splash pads in Memorial Park in Wantage and Abbey Meadow in Abingdon are both managed by Vale of White Horse District Council. This year will be the first full summer season that the […]
March 6, 2023
Water companies told to forget the reservoir and focus on fixing leaks
Plans for the future of water supplies in the South East, including a giant reservoir between Abingdon, Steventon and East Hanney, have been strongly criticised by Vale of White Horse District Council. Vale of White Horse District Council has published its response to the recent Water Resources South East (WRSE) public consultation, outlining numerous concerns […]
February 16, 2023
Leisure centres to be greener thanks to £6m funding
Air Source Heat Pumps, solar panels and other energy efficiency measures will be installed at Wantage Leisure Centre and the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon. Vale of White Horse District Council was successful in its bid for the government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme and has been awarded £5,992,916 in funding which will […]
May 25, 2022
First Electric Vehicle Charging Points Go Live
The first of a series of 62 EV chargers which have been installed in council-run car parks across the Vale of White Horse district are now up and running.
May 10, 2022
Abbey Meadow outdoor pool’s future secured for many more summers of fun
Families will be able to enjoy summer holidays at Abbey Meadow outdoor pool and splash pad in Abingdon for years to come, despite spiralling energy costs that have closed pools all around the country. The school holidays are by far the pool’s busiest time, and so Vale of White Horse District Council pulled out the […]
March 23, 2022
The Vale rejects the need for gigantic new “environmentally disastrous” reservoir
Plans for an enormous reservoir near Abingdon should be halted due to significant environmental concerns says the Vale of White Horse District Council in its response to Thames Water’s public consultation on futureproofing water supplies in the area.
March 9, 2022
Vale prosecuted ‘landlord’ for running an Abingdon pub without a licence
Vale of White Horse District Council has successfully prosecuted a pub ‘landlord’ for continuing to sell alcohol at a pub in Eaton, near Abingdon after its licence had lapsed.
March 1, 2022
Work on major EV charging scheme in the Vale is close to completion
The installation of the Park and Charge Electric Vehicle charging scheme in Vale of White Horse looks close to completion as work is due to start on the last car park later this month.