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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 […]
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.
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 […]
October 11, 2022
New LEDs light up leisure centre
New LED lighting at the White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre in Abingdon has given the centre a new lease of life and is saving energy at the same time. The centre is run by Vale of White Horse District Council and the lighting refurbishment project has cost a total of £78,858.94, with over £70,000 […]