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  • Friday 31 March: − the phone lines and emails for our council tax, benefits and business rates services are currently out of action. Online accounts for these services should be working as normal.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Work is underway to try and rectify the issue, however services may continue to be impacted over the weekend.

Animal Welfare Licence Appeals

The Council can refuse to give a licence and has powers to suspend, vary or revoke licences where appropriate. If your licence is refused, revoked or varied you can appeal to the First-tier Tribunal in the General Regulatory Chamber.

You have 28 days to appeal after a notice of our decision has been sent to you. The tribunal is independent and can decide to overturn, alter or confirm the council’s decision.


If you have concerns about animal welfare at one of our licensed establishments, please inform us by using the details below.

Contact us - Environmental Protection

01235 422403
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Environmental Protection Team
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE