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March 4, 2021

South and Vale are among top recyclers in the country….again

Residents in southern Oxfordshire are among the top recyclers in the country yet again! Yesterday the government published the figures showing how much waste is recycled across the country. South Oxfordshire District had the second highest recycling rate in England with 64 per cent of its waste being recycled. Vale of White Horse district came […]

March 3, 2021

Nearly £2m provided to help the recovery of the county’s high streets

South Oxfordshire District Council has teamed up with social enterprise Makespace and other councils to help bring empty shops back into use with a £1.9m fund. The project, called ‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire…’, will go towards helping high streets across the county to bounce back from the effects of Covid-19 to bring new independent shops, cultural […]

March 2, 2021

Reaching out to people in priority groups who have yet to have their COVID vaccine

People in the priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine who have yet to respond to their invitation for a first dose are to be the focus of a new scheme set up by Oxfordshire councils, the NHS and GPs. The service is launching this week to help support those people if they want to have […]

March 2, 2021

Councils looking into the possibility of a joint South and Vale Local Plan

The two district councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are looking into the possibility of developing a joint Local Plan for the area to significantly reduce costs and help the councils meet their ambitious targets for making the two districts carbon neutral. Local Plans are used to help determine planning applications […]

February 26, 2021

Statement on the Government’s plan for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The government recently published a new plan designed to transform the Oxford-Cambridge Arc region into one of the world’s premier growth areas and a world-leader in sustainability.  In response, Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said: Finally there is some recognition of the pressures on local infrastructure and community wellbeing from the Government.  South […]

February 26, 2021

New Tree Champions embark on ecology and climate work for South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council has appointed two Tree Champions in a further boost to its efforts to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies.  Cllrs Ian Snowdon Peter Dragonetti are the new Tree Champions. Their work will form part of a wider drive to protect and restore nature across South Oxfordshire. The news comes after the council […]

February 23, 2021

£240,000 for newt conservation

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have helped raise more than £240,000 for great crested newt habitats.  The funds have been raised over three years through an ongoing, innovative conservation scheme to protect the newts, which are a European protected species.   The councils have a Natural England licence allowing them […]

February 22, 2021

The Beacon in Wantage becomes location for COVID-19 symptom-free testing programme

From 23 February The Beacon in Wantage will become a Covid-19 testing site for public-facing workers and volunteers who are not displaying symptoms.  People in these roles who cannot work from home and do not have access to workplace testing will be able to book a free test at the centre via the county council’s […]

February 17, 2021

‘Ecological Emergency’ declared by South Oxfordshire District Council

An Ecological Emergency has been declared by South Oxfordshire District Council.

February 17, 2021

Two district councils join Oxfordshire Greentech to help local businesses tackle the climate emergency

As part of their commitments to help the districts become carbon neutral, Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have struck up a brand-new partnership to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint. As Strategic Partners, the councils will be working with Oxfordshire Greentech to help connect businesses with specialist suppliers, customers and […]

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