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Join the conversation on plan to put communities at the heart of everything

Affordable housing, climate and nature recovery, and sustainable and inclusive communities – three things being set as the top priorities at the heart of Vale of White Horse District.  Vale of White Horse District Council is setting a new council plan for the next four years and is encouraging everyone within the district to join […]

Community

June 5, 2023

Didcot Garden Party has something for everyone to enjoy this summer

Didcot Garden Party is back this summer, bigger and better than before with a great selection of free activities for everyone to enjoy. From creative and arts activities, to sport, yoga and live music there is something to suit all ages and interests. The party starts on Saturday 22 July and will run through to […]

Outside The Beacon in Wantage

May 31, 2023

Free fun for all at The Beacon’s Open Day

The Beacon Open Day is returning this year for an afternoon full of free family fun on Sunday 25 June. Get a taste of different events and activities that take place at The Beacon in Wantage, which is managed by Vale of White Horse District Council, and activities in the wider local community. As part […]

Mr Bubbles from The Bubble Show

May 24, 2023

Comedy, crafts and a whole lot of fun this half term

Kids of all ages have a range of activities to choose from across South Oxfordshire and the Vale this half term. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have planned a week of free and low-cost family fun including table tennis, nature walks, Xplorer and multisport activities. There’s much more to table tennis […]

A group of people outdoors Nordic walking

November 4, 2022

A new approach for community health and wellbeing

“We want our residents to be active, healthy and happy.” Those were the words of Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council about a new Active Communities strategy her council has launched in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council. “Our aim is to give our local residents […]

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October 7, 2022

Roundtable seeks to shape collective, countywide response to the cost of living crisis

Support for the most vulnerable and keeping communities strong and resilient was the core focus for Oxfordshire leaders as they met on Thursday 6 October for a cost of living online roundtable event. Organisations that work closely with residents were among those joining Oxfordshire’s six councils at the roundtable, which sought to identify gaps in […]

September 22, 2022

Join the free family fun at The Beacon’s Open Day

Everyone is invited to join The Beacon’s open day on Sunday 2 October for an afternoon of free fun for all – plus a taste of the different events and activities regularly on offer at the Wantage landmark building. Martial arts experts and dance class teachers will be demonstrating what goes on in their weekly […]

July 29, 2022

Community Lottery raises nearly £25,000 for good causes

In its first year the White Horse Community lottery has raised £24,868 for good causes across the Vale.  The lottery supports a wide range of organisations, voluntary and charitable groups. Many of them have different reasons for needing additional funding but all have the same goal at their heart – to support their communities and […]

May 23, 2022

Councils mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a focus on the environment and wellbeing

Creating a lasting legacy will be at the heart of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years on the throne, there will be a focus on the environment and community wellbeing in the official Platinum Jubilee events across the […]

August 24, 2021

Covid-safe transportation funding gives invaluable support to residents across southern Oxfordshire

Vulnerable residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have been able to get to vaccination appointments and receive food parcels thanks to £136,363 of funding awarded to local voluntary and community organisations to provide Covid-safe transportation. The South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils were able to grant 12 organisations […]

July 28, 2021

First tickets for the White Horse Community lottery go on sale

Residents in the Vale of White Horse can help out local good causes and be in with a chance of winning a weekly £25,000 jackpot if they buy a ticket for the White Horse Community Lottery which go on sale this week. Players of the lottery can choose which local good cause they want to […]