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How our services are affected

All our council offices are closed to the public and our council staff are working from home. 

Please see our who we are for email addresses and telephone numbers for each of our departments. Our phone lines remain open if you need to speak to someone, however it’s likely to be quicker if you look for your information on our website or email us.

If we have any significant changes to our services, we’ll keep you updated on this page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For details on services provided by Oxfordshire County Council please visit the county council’s website.

Waste collections

Our waste collection services are currently facing some disruptions. Please see our waste collections page for the latest information.

Parking charges 

NHS and care staff are able to park for free with a valid Covid-19 pass. Find out more on our car parks pages.

Leisure and community centres, parks and play areas, and The Cornerstone Arts Centre

To find out the latest information about our leisure centres please head to the Better website.

The Cornerstone Arts Centre and its café Nourish are now open.

The Southern and Northern Community Centre‘s on GWP are now open and available for hire.

You can find out about what our Active Communities team are up to, get advice about keeping moving and mental wellbeing via our social media pages. You can email them active.communitites@southandvale.gov.uk for more information about their activities out their pages on our website

Our play areas are open – visitors are being asked to follow some simple instructions to help prevent transmitting the virus.

Outdoor gyms are now available for use again.

Meetings, elections, referendums and events 

Taxi licensing

We are still prioritising renewal applications but we are now able to take applications for new driver licences from applicants who have passed the knowledge test. For more information head to our taxi licensing webpage.

Planning and building control

There is some disruption to our planning and building control services.  Please see our planning and building control pages for the latest information.

Community Hub operations

The Community Hub team are available for people who need support.