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Your waste collections in January

We know the festive period can leave even the best of us a little confused over when the bins will be emptied. So we wanted to give a helpful reminder about your collections in January. Your collection days will have changed due to the bank holidays so check our Christmas waste collections page if you’re […]

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January 13, 2022

Number of rough sleepers recorded as zero on 31 December 2021

The number of rough sleepers recorded in both South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts on 31 December 2021 was zero. This is the first time since 2013 that no rough sleepers were recorded in both councils’ areas. The councils are committed to ending rough sleeping in the districts. Their housing needs team work […]

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January 12, 2022

Smaller communities could have a greater say on housing developments in South and Vale

Small communities in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire will now have an opportunity for greater influence on how and where houses and other developments should be built in their area. After the two district councils put together a successful joint bid for government grant funding of up to £45,000, the government has […]

January 12, 2022

Major toilet revamp to include a new Space to Change for Henley

Work has started this week on a major upgrade of the public toilets in Grey’s Road car park, Henley, making it accessible for the whole community. The toilets will feature a Space to Change – a specially designed area featuring a wheelchair accessible toilet and a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench and hoist. The refurbishment […]

January 10, 2022

SO Charitable Lottery raises an additional £15,000 for good causes

The SO Charitable Lottery will be giving an additional £15,000 to good causes in South Oxfordshire this year through money raised in its community fund.  There are currently 75 organisations and charities across the district that have joined the lottery, which provides them with vital income to support our communities, this has proved especially important […]

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December 22, 2021

A statement from Cllr David Rouane, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

With another new year upon us it’s always a good time to reflect on what has been achieved this year and I’m delighted to be able to do this for the first time as the new Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council. Any review of the last year must, once again, start with Covid.  First […]

December 21, 2021

Help to make night-time safer in Abingdon and Didcot

Residents are being asked to help make areas of Abingdon and Didcot safer at night. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils want to hear from anyone who has felt unsafe in either town on a night out, or when returning there after an evening out elsewhere, such as Oxford. The two councils […]

December 17, 2021

Government’s cut in council funding could put public services at risk

Councillors in South Oxfordshire have expressed their disappointment in government proposals that would mean a cut in funding for the district council and a lack of any certainty over its future finances. The government is consulting on proposals for a one-year financial settlement for local authorities, which amounts to a cut in funding for South […]

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December 14, 2021

Council ends its legal challenge against a planning decision – Sonning Common

South Oxfordshire District Council has reluctantly decided to end its legal challenges against a planning decision for a proposed care village development in Sonning Common.

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December 10, 2021

South Oxfordshire promises to become a local leader in tackling the climate emergency

District councillors have agreed a series of steps to help ensure that South Oxfordshire becomes a real local leader when it comes to tackling the climate emergency. At their meeting on 9 December councillors voted in favour of taking actions which are in line with the Glasgow Climate Pact and its associated declarations agreed by […]

December 9, 2021

Planning appeal update

We can confirm that we have been unsuccessful in our attempts to challenge a decision to overturn our refusal of a planning application in Sonning Common. In June 2020, we refused an application for a care village of 133 homes at Little Sparrows, Sonning Common. The developer appealed, and the planning inspector overturned our decision […]