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Official correspondence

Here’s a list of official correspondence sent and received in the last 12 months for Vale of White Horse District Council:

28 April 2022: Cllr Smith received a response to her letter of 15 March to the Home Secretary.

13 April 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter on a consultation to improve arrangements for asylum accommodation dispersal.

13 April 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Prospectus.

23 March 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter on the National Register for Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licence Refusals and Revocations (NR3).

22 March 2022: Council leaders received a further letter on exposure of local growth funding to Russian and Belarusian interests.

20 March 2022: Council leaders received a letter on Traveller Site Fund 2022/23.

15 March 2022: Cllr Smith wrote a letter to the Home Secretary urging the Home Office to remove the visa requirement for Ukrainian people travelling to the UK.

14 March 2022: Council leaders received a letter on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

11 March 2022: Council leaders received a letter on exposure to Russian and Belarusian companies.

9 March 2022: Cllr Smith received a response to her letter on protecting bus services from Baroness Vere of Norbiton Minister for Roads, Buses and Places.

3 March 2022: Letter from Eddie Hughes MP, Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing, regarding the rough sleeping snapshot and the vision to end rough sleeping.

3 March 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter from Ofwat’s interim CEO David Black in response to her letter opposing the proposed reservoir near Abingdon.

16 February 2022: Letter received from Lord Greenhalgh on threats to local authorities from cyber-attacks.

9 February 2022: Cllr Smith wrote a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer requesting help to protect bus services.

8 February 2022: Letter received from The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, in response to Cllr Smith’s letter to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on climate change.

7 February 2022: Letter received regarding the final Local Government Finance Settlement 2022/23.

2 February 2022: Letter received regarding the publication of the Levelling up White Paper.

31 January 2022: Oxfordshire’s Principal Council Leaders sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about their concerns with the national 5 Year Housing Land Supply rules.

29 January 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter from Matthew Barber Police & Crime Commissioner on Community Safety Fund allocations for the next three years.

24 January 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in response to her letter regarding retrofitting.

19 January 2022: Letter received from Thames Water CEO in response to Cllr Smith’s letter opposing the proposed reservoir in Abingdon.

13 January 2022: The finance team submitted a response to the provisional Local Government Finance settlement for 2022/23. Cllr Smith also sent a cover letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities expressing disappointment at the proposals.

10 January 2022: Cllr Smith received a letter from Robert Courts MP in response to her letter on the Climate & Ecology Bill.

6 January 2022: Cllr Received a letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP regarding The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

24 December 2021: Cllr Smith sent letters regarding the importance of retrofitting in achieving net zero ambitions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, COP26 President, and the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

24 December 2021: Cllr Smith sent letters regarding the Climate and Ecology Bill to Oxfordshire MPs; Robert Courts, Anneliese Dodds, Victoria Prentis, Layla Moran, John Howell and David Johnston.

24 December 2021: Cllr Smith sent letters in opposition to the proposed Abingdon reservoir to Thames Water’s CEO and the interim CEO of Ofwat.

20 December 2021: Letter received from Minister Eddie Hughes on Protect and Vaccinate.

16 December 2021: Cllr Smith received the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement for 2022/23.

14 December 2021: Letter received from Kemi Badenoch MP in response to Cllr Smith’s letter on setting council tax levels.

23 November 2021: Response from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP to Cllr Smith’s letter on setting council tax levels.

15 November 2021: Letter received from Kemi Badenoch MP in response to Cllr Smith’s letter on virtual meetings.

5 November 2021: Letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from Leader of the Council Emily Smith about council tax levels..

28 October 2021: Letter to all councils from Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about the local government spending review settlement.

28 October 2021: Letter to Emily Smith from Neil O’Brien, Parliamentary Secretary of State for Levelling Up, the Union and Constitution, about the councils Levelling Up Fund outcome.

25 October 2021: Letter to Cllr Hanna, Chair of Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny committee regarding the impact of Covid-19 on care homes.

14 October 2021: Letter received from David Rutley MP in response to Council Leader Emily Smith’s letter to the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions on 11 October 2021.

11 October 2021: Letter sent from Council Leader Emily Smith to Layla Moran MP regarding the removal of the Universal Credit uplift.

11 October 2021: Letter sent from Council Leader Emily Smith to the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions regarding the removal of the Universal Credit uplift.

11 October 2021: Letter sent from Council Leader Emily Smith to David Johnston MP regarding the removal of the Universal Credit uplift.

11 October 2021: Letter sent from Council Leader Emily Smith to the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the removal of the Universal Credit uplift.

8 October 2021: Letter received from Eddie Hughes MP, Minister for Housing and Rough Sleeping, regarding rough sleepers in our area.

13 September 2021: Letter received from Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding the resettlement and relocation of Afghan families.

31 August 2021: Letter received from Matthew Barber Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley regarding a review of community safety partnership funding.

27 August 2021: Letter received from Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport in response to Emily Smith’s letter of 20 August on reopening Grove Station.

23 August 2021: Letter from Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, regarding safety in higher risk buildings.

20 August 2021: Letter from council leader Emily Smith to Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport, regarding reopening Grove Station.

20 August 2021: Letter from Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP to all councils regarding the Afghan Locally Employed Staff relocation scheme.

17 August 2021: Letter from Emily Smith, Leader of the Council, to the Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government about virtual meetings.

16 August 2021: Letter from Highways England to the council about a road study they are undertaking in relation to the Oxford – Cambridge Arc.

16 August 2021: Letter from Council Leader Emily Smith to David Johnston OBE MP, Member of Parliament for Wantage, opposing proposed planning reforms.

16 August 2021: Letter from Council Leader Emily Smith to Layla Moran MP, Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon, opposing proposed planning reforms.

16 August 2021: Letter from Council Leader Emily Smith to The Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP, opposing proposed planning reforms.

11 August 2021: Letter from Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to Council leaders about managing quarantine of international students from red-list countries.

26 July 2021: Emily Smith received correspondence from Luke Hall and Justin Tomlinson regarding accessible and inclusive play areas.

15 July 2021: A letter from Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to Council leaders and Chief Executives about County Deals.

17 June 2021: The council Democratic Services team submitted a response to the government’s Local authority remote meetings: call for evidence’ consultation.

3 June 2021: Letter to Cllr Emily Smith from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Defence to seek support in the accelerated relocation of locally employ staff who have been supporting the UK in Afghanistan. The letter was accompanied by a factsheet for Local Authorities.

29 April 2021: Letter from Luke Hall MP, Minister of State for Regional Growth and Local Government, to all local authorities regarding the High Court judgment on local authority virtual meetings.

15 April 2021: Letter from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP to Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council about reopening outdoor hospitality safely.

8 April 2021: Letter from Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to Council leaders and Chief Executives on the announcement of the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) UK Welcome Package.

7 April 2021: Simon Hewings the Head of Finance at Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District councils submitted consultations to MHCLG (New Homes Bonus scheme) and CIPFA (Treasury Management Code and Prudential Code).

If the correspondence you are looking for isn’t on this page please contact Executivesupportsav@southandvale.gov.uk