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October 16, 2020

New diversity and inclusion strategy for South Oxfordshire

Councillors have approved the creation of a new diversity and inclusion strategy for South Oxfordshire District Council. The new strategy will aim to ensure the council is doing everything it can to be inclusive to all BAME and other diverse and hard-to-reach communities in its staff recruitment, representation and service provision. Equality is already of […]

October 15, 2020

Northamptonshire man prosecuted for fly-tipping Reading office waste in South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council has successfully prosecuted a 30-year-old man from Northampton for fly-tipping and not having a waste carrier’s licence, among other offences, after office furniture was found strewn at the side of the A4074 near Wallingford last year. Paul Parker, from Chadwick Gardens, Northampton attended Oxford Magistrates’ Court on 9 October via videolink. […]

October 13, 2020

Make the River Thames ‘Safe for All’

South Oxfordshire District Council is stepping up its campaign to make the River Thames safe for wildlife and river users by calling for an end to sewage overflows, more public information on water quality and more stringent water testing in the river. The Thames and its tributaries in Oxfordshire are a haven for wildlife and […]

October 9, 2020

Leader’s statement to council 8 October 2020

Covid update Unfortunately, we are still living in strange times because of the coronavirus outbreak. Infection rates are increasing across the country… our district currently remains at the amber level but we’re preparing for any changes to that, and to any future changes to restrictions whether that’s nationally or locally. Our community hub is central […]

October 8, 2020

Our continuing campaign for cleaner air

To mark Clean Air Day today (Thursday 8 October) South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a new campaign to encourage people to use less polluting means of transport, such as walking and cycling, for local journeys. Since March many of us have changed where we work and how far we […]

October 7, 2020

Didcot Gateway – the home of the new South and Vale district council offices

Released on October 6, 2020 Didcot will be the home of the new offices for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils in a move that will help to secure a more sustainable future for the councils, both economically and environmentally.  The district councils will move into a new building that’s proposed […]

October 5, 2020

Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a global asset and national investment priority

Bold vision to create a global hub for innovation and green development that inspires communities worldwide. The Oxford to Cambridge Arc, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer described as a “key economic priority” for the country, has unveiled its bold vision in a prospectus that has been submitted to Government. The Arc’s ambition is to […]

October 5, 2020

South Oxfordshire councillors use feedback to develop Corporate Plan themes for the future

In July of this year Cabinet members at South Oxfordshire District Council asked residents and those working in the district to have their say on what mattered to them about where they live to help form the themes of the forthcoming Corporate Plan. The survey had a great response with over 930 people giving their […]

September 30, 2020

£8 million of new funding for affordable homes across South and Vale

£8 million could be pumped into providing more affordable homes across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse following Cabinet meetings at the two district councils this week. Both councils have a strong commitment to delivering genuinely affordable housing, and reports being discussed by the councils’ Cabinets set out the options to how to […]

September 24, 2020

Celebrate World Rivers Day in South Oxfordshire

People in South Oxfordshire are being encouraged to join in World Rivers Day on Sunday 27 September.  The day is a celebration of the world’s waterways, highlighting the many values of rivers, increasing public awareness and encouraging us to take better care of them.  There are many types of activities you can get involved with for World […]

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