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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:

26 February 2021: Letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister of State for Countering Extremism to Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith regarding the launch of the Protect Duty consultation.

18 February 2021: Letter from MHCLG to Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith with an update on the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

15 February 2021: Letter from Thames Water in response to our Council Leader’s letter dated 20 January regarding controlled sewerage overflows.

2 February 2021: Letter from MHCLG to all council leaders regarding the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

29 January 2021: Letter from Luke Hall MP in response to the joint letter to Robert Jenrick MP, dated 2 November, about supporting local authorities during the pandemic.

27 January 2021: Letter to council leaders from Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Minister for Roads Buses and Places, regarding statutory taxi and private hire vehicle standards.

20 January 2021: Letter to Thames Water from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith regarding controlled sewerage overflows into the River Thames.

19 January 2021: Letter from MHCLG to all Local Authority Leaders regarding continuing progress to get up to date Local Plans in place.

15 January 2021: Letter to the government from the council in response to their Covid-19 funding and local government consultation.

11 January 2021: Letter to MHCLG from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith to ask if the May 2021 elections will go ahead.

7 January 2021: Letter to Baroness Vere for Norbiton from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith in response to a letter received, dated 4 January 2021.

4 January 2021: Letter to Baroness Vere of Norbiton from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith in response to a letter received, dated 11 December.

31 December 2020: Letter from Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP regarding rapid testing.

30 December 2020: Letter from Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing to all council leaders regarding support for people sleeping rough and the new Covid-19 variant.

18 December 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders regarding the provisional local government finance scheme and Covid-19 financial allocations.

17 December 2020: Letter from Rt Hon Christopher Pincher to all local authority leaders regarding the 2021/22 New Homes Bonus provisional allocations.

16 December 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick to thank everyone working in local government for their continued service to their local community.

15 December 2020: Letter to the MHCLG from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith in response to their letter about the Self and Custom Building and the ‘Right to Build’ day.

8 December 2020: Letter from Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council Leaders regarding their letter written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in November.

7 December 2020: Letter from Kelly Tolhurst MP to all owners and managers of caravan sites and copying in all council leaders to explain caravan park closures this winter.

2 December 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders regarding extended retail opening hours for Christmas.

20 November 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders regarding new local authority enforcement powers.

27 November 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders regarding local government spending.

6 November 2020: Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from Leaders of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils to express their dismay that national lockdown was announced without sufficient support for businesses.

5 November 2020: Letter from Kelly Tolhurst MP to all council leaders regarding the additional surge support for rough sleepers.

3 November 2020: Joint letter to Robert Jenrick MP from Council Leaders to request more funding to help secure additional financial help for communities and businesses they support. On 29 January Robert Jenrick MP sent a response to the letter.

3 November 2020: Letter to Robert Jenrick MP from the Council as part of consultation response to object to the proposed reforms to the current planning system.

30 October 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders providing details about the ‘Right to Build’ day.

8 October 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders regarding enforcement funding for local authorities.

4 September 2020: Letter to Chief Executive of Homes England from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith to express support for the capacity funding for the delivery of homes and jobs in Dalton Barracks Garden Village and Didcot Garden Town.

6 August 2020: Letter to Cllr Arash Fatemian from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith to Chair of the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny regarding the impact of Covid-19 pandemic in care homes.

6 August 2020: Letter to Cllr Yvonne Constance OBE, Cabinet Member Cabinet Member for Environment at Oxfordshire County Council, from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith regarding the promotion of active travel.

27 July 2020: Letter to Cllr Ian Hudspeth at Oxfordshire County Council from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith regarding Grove Railway Station.

23 July 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders regarding Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Visa.

22 July 2020: Letter to Cllr Ian Hudspeth at Oxfordshire County Council from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith to express the Cabinet’s support for the development of active travel and traffic restrictions across the county.

2 July 2020: Letter from Simon Clarke MP to all council leaders to provide information on the support package for local authorities – Covid-19 and beyond.

28 June 2020: Letter from Simon Clarke MP and Rebecca Pow MP regarding public access to tips and toilets.

26 June 2020: Letter to Cllr Ian Hudspeth at Oxfordshire County Council from Cllr David Grant, Chair of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee, on the noted national statistics of cutting transport carbon emissions across the UK.

18 June 2020: Letter to Cllr Ian Hudspeth at Oxfordshire County Council from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith on behalf of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee, to offer the council’s support for the work to promote active travel.

5 June 2020: An open letter from Council leaders to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all the incredible volunteers that have supported their communities during lockdown.

23 May 2020: Letter from Nadine Dorries MP regarding local outbreak control plans.

12 May 2020: Letter of thanks from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith to waste contractor Biffa on behalf of all her councillors.

5 May 2020: Simon Clarke MP and Rebecca Pow MP regarding waste services including household waste and recycling centres.

27 April 2020: Letter from Luke Hall MP to all council leaders regarding support for domestic abuse services during the pandemic.

27 April 2020: Letter of thanks to Mark Stone, Chief Executive of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council and all staff to thank all officers for the hard work and dedication to the district since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

22 April 2020: Letter to government and the county’s MPs from leaders of all six Oxfordshire councils setting out the scale of the financial impact that Covid-19 is having across the local authorities. on 30 April, Robert Jenrick MP wrote a letter to all council leaders in England regarding Covid-19 funding.

20 April 2020: Letter from Simon Clarke MP to all council leaders regarding financial support for local authorities in managing the coronavirus pandemic.

14 April 2020: Letter to MHCLG from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith regarding planning concerns in the Vale.

3 April 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders about NSH volunteer responders.

23 March 2020: Letter from Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP to all council leaders about grant support to small businesses and retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England.

20 March 2020: Letter from Robert Jenrick MP to all council leaders about Covid-19 emergency funding for local government.

6 March 2020: Letter to Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP from Council Leader, Cllr Emily Smith regarding legislation governing taxi and private hire vehicle licensing.