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May 24, 2024

Vale makes great headway in achieving net zero

Vale of White Horse District Council is making great headway in its goal to achieve net zero and has so far seen a 47 per cent reduction in its carbon emissions since 2009/10.

May 3, 2024

Council grants double for climate projects

Great news for local community groups looking to tackle climate change and help nature recovery as the Vale of White Horse District Council has doubled the size of the maximum grant available to £10,000 per project from its Climate Action Fund .

March 18, 2024

Oxfordshire awarded £3.6 million to triple public electric vehicle charging provision by 2025

Oxfordshire will receive £3.6 million to triple its number of public electric vehicle (EV) chargers after the county’s Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) bid was approved.

February 14, 2024

New planning rules mean good news for nature recovery

Biodiversity Net Gain– which came into law nationally on 12 February 2024 – is not a new concept for the councils, whose officers have been working on similar approaches to enhancing the wildlife value of new developments since becoming the first authorities in the UK to successfully secure a BNG agreement in 2013.

December 12, 2023

Leisure centres install fan-tastic new energy saving measures

New measures at the Didcot centre follow a similar installation at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, in Abingdon in the Vale of White Horse district in June this year.

October 16, 2023

More than £56,000 given away for climate action projects

Buying water butts for Watchfield residents, restoring neglected woodland in Hinksey and insulating Littleworth Village Hall are just a few of the projects offered financial support by Vale of White Horse District Council through its Climate Action Fund this month.

March 15, 2023

Tree planting and grants for community climate projects highlighted in latest Climate Action report

Tree planting and grants to help community climate projects have been highlighted in a new report from Vale of White Horse District Council. As part of its commitment towards tackling climate change, the Vale publishes a quarterly report showing the progress of its Climate Action Plan. The Plan sets out the steps it will take […]

Solar panels being fitted to the roof of Faringdon Leisure Centre

March 9, 2023

Green energy powering leisure centre in the Vale

Work to install new eco-friendly technology at Faringdon Leisure Centre is near completion. This makes it the first Vale of White Horse District Council operated facility to have this technology to help cut carbon emissions and make it more cost effective to run. New air source heat pumps – which work by transferring heat absorbed […]

March 8, 2023

Councils launch new nature recovery project

The councils have launched a new nature recovery project called Let It Bee which aims to increase biodiversity on council land by allowing wildflowers and plants to grow on specific sites.

An image of the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre from the front and the right image is the outside of Wantage Leisure Centre

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 […]