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Mouse dropping in the kitchen

July 22, 2024

Mouse infestation results in closure for primary school kitchen

South Oxfordshire Environmental Health Officers issued a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice on the kitchen at Sonning Common Primary School following a mouse infestation. 

July 18, 2024

Councils running their FREE Litter Bug activity trails competition during the school summer holidays

From Friday 19 July to Sunday 11 August South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are once again running FREE Litter Bug Detectives activity trails for children across the districts.

capital grant scheme is open

July 15, 2024

£320,000 now available to improve quality of life for people and communities in South Oxfordshire

The capital grant funding scheme, run by South Oxfordshire District Council, is now open for applications to help build thriving communities and improve the quality of life for people in the district. The council has a total budget of £320,000 to provide organisations with a financial boost for capital projects, such as making improvements to […]

A picture of a girl on a skate board

July 10, 2024

Get ready to drop-in to the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse ‘Summer of Skate’

Calling all young thrill-seekers, board riders, and scooter enthusiasts! Get ready for an epic summer with the ‘Summer of Skate’—your ticket to high-flying tricks, awesome vibes, and unforgettable memories.

Didcot Garden Party. Everyone's welcome

July 10, 2024

Host of free activities this summer as part of Didcot Garden Party

Didcot will play host to a bonanza of free activities as the Didcot Garden Party returns this summer.

The festival begins on Saturday 27 July with a day of events in the courtyard at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Station Road, kickstarting more than a month of fun and excitement around the town.

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse - green arrows

July 9, 2024

Councils encourage everyone to rethink waste

We all need to rethink how we deal with our waste. That’s the strong message from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils whose residents have consistently been among the very best recyclers in England for well over a decade. The two councils are now striving to take things to the next level […]

July 3, 2024

Collaboration with Earth Trust to manage council green space continues

Earth Trust has been awarded an expanded contract by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to manage additional nature reserves and community green spaces across Oxfordshire.

a crowd of people standing on the side of the River Thames watching Henley Regatta - picture copyright - HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA

June 20, 2024

Henley Regatta visitors urged not take chances with their taxi journey home

people coming to this year’s Henley Royal Regatta (2 to 7 July) are urged to plan their journey home in advance and not gamble with a trip in an uninsured and potentially dangerous vehicle.


June 10, 2024

New capital grant funding round opens to applications in July

Voluntary and community organisations in South Oxfordshire will shortly be able to apply for up to £75,000 in funding for projects that help improve people’s quality of life. The new 2024/25 round of the council’s Capital Grant Scheme launches on 8 July 2024. The council has a total budget of £320,000, 15 per cent of […]

June 3, 2024

Cockroach infestation results in Hygiene Prohibition Notice for Oxfordshire motorway service station

The Notice means that impacted units at the site had to close immediately and will remain closed until officers deem the health risk has been removed.