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December 7, 2022

Events caterer fined for series of food safety breaches

A business which caters at large outdoor events has been ordered to pay more than £14,000 after admitting a series of food safety breaches.  On Friday 2 December, the owners of Sear Street Kitchen Limited appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court when they admitted seven offences under Regulation 19 of The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) […]

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December 5, 2022

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2022/23

A guide to council services over the Christmas and New Year period when the council offices are closed to the public.

November 30, 2022

Final Park and Charge electric vehicle charging hub goes live

Hundreds of charging points set up in council car parks around Oxfordshire The roll-out of hundreds of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in council-owned car parks in Oxfordshire has been completed. This includes 62 charging points in five of our council car parks in Henley, Thame and Wallingford. The final EV charging hub in the […]

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November 29, 2022

Local actors get stuck into rehearsals of a Christmas classic at Cornerstone

After a successful auditioning process of young people from the local area, rehearsals are underway at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, for the production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ which starts in December. The successful auditionees have been split into two teams for the production, which starts on the 17 December. The teams are aptly named […]

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November 24, 2022

Unlicensed taxi driver convicted and fined for driving unsafe vehicle

A former taxi driver has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 after admitting to driving an unsafe vehicle while his own licence had expired.   On Friday 18 November at Oxford Magistrates’ Court, Mr Saqib Zamaan, 50, of Riversley Court, Reading, pleaded guilty to illegally driving a licensed hackney carriage vehicle when his own hackney […]

A row of houses on Great Western Park in Didcot

November 24, 2022

New strategy and plan approved for more affordable homes

Plans to help provide genuinely affordable homes in South Oxfordshire have been approved. A new housing delivery strategy and action plan was agreed by Cabinet Members at South Oxfordshire District Council at a meeting earlier this month. As part of the plans, the council hopes to deliver some of their own social housing in the […]

November 23, 2022

Council encourages tree planting ahead of National Tree Week

As National Tree Week begins on Saturday, South Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging community groups and residents across the district to plant trees to help tackle the climate emergency.

November 21, 2022

Put your Christmas recycling knowledge to the test and you could win a hamper worth £100

People across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have the chance of winning a fantastic hamper worth £100 by putting their Christmas recycling knowledge to the test.

November 16, 2022

Hundreds enjoyed all the fun of the (eco) fair

What does a bike shop have in common with a sustainable children’s clothing company and a wildlife trust?  The answer is that they were all stallholders at the super successful Didcot Eco Fair held earlier this month.

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November 10, 2022

Nearly £900,000 given to local communities for local improvements

South Oxfordshire District Council has released almost £900,000 to help pay for local community improvements in the district in the last six months. The funds came from a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) – money that’s collected from developers as a condition of their planning permission to build new homes in the area.  Since April, the […]