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July 14, 2020

Council meetings – a statement

Released on July 13, 2020 A statement from Cllr Anne-Marie Simpson, Cabinet Member for Planning at South Oxfordshire District Council  Earlier this year, our council had to revert to working from home with no notice and put significant resources into the vital community support work to protect our most vulnerable residents when they were most […]

July 14, 2020

South Oxfordshire Local Plan Examination Hearings get underway online

Released on July 13, 2020 All eyes will be on South Oxfordshire this week as the district becomes host to the first ever online ‘virtual’ public hearings for a Local Plan examination. The South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034 first became the subject of national interest after the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local […]

July 6, 2020

Support available for those struggling to pay their council tax

Released on June 30, 2020 People in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse who have outstanding payments on their council tax bill and are struggling to pay are being urged to contact their district council to find out what support may be available. An extra £150 of discount is now available to certain […]

July 6, 2020

Joint leaders’ statement to mark the end of Pride month

Released on June 29, 2020 Statement from the Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils: “To mark the end of Pride month, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our councils’ support for the LGBTQ+ community. Our organisations provide equality of services and […]

June 25, 2020

Councillor set to champion the River Thames in South Oxfordshire

Released on June 24, 2020 South Oxfordshire District Council has appointed Woodcote and Rotherfield ward Councillor Jo Robb to the newly created role of Thames Champion. The River Thames is an important ecological corridor and a haven for wildlife. It attracts thousands of visitors to South Oxfordshire each year, playing a significant role in the […]

June 25, 2020

Committee on climate to discuss ideas for future plans for South Oxfordshire District Council

Released on June 21, 2020 A committee in South Oxfordshire that considers and advises on actions to address the Climate Emergency will be considering some proposals that could form part of the district council’s long-term plans. South Oxfordshire District Council will produce a new Corporate Plan over the summer to direct the council’s work until […]

June 25, 2020

South and Vale welcome Didcot infrastructure news

Released on June 18, 2020 News that £218m of funding to boost infrastructure in the Didcot Garden Town has finally been agreed has been welcomed by South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils. The government awarded the Housing Infrastructure Funding to support the significant growth in housing in the Didcot Garden Town […]

June 18, 2020

Residents reminded to recycle responsibly

Thousands of residents in southern Oxfordshire have found their recycling bins unemptied each week because they have put the wrong things in them. Putting non-recyclable items in recycling can contaminate a whole truckload, which is then rejected at the recycling facility. This turns neighbours’ recycling into rubbish and ultimately wastes energy and raw materials by […]

June 8, 2020

Air pollution reduced by more than half in our districts as walking and cycling increases

Released on June 5, 2020 Today (5 June) is World Environment Day and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have announced that following lockdown there has been a marked reduction in air pollution in our districts – down by nearly 60 per cent in one location. The lack of traffic and the […]

June 8, 2020

An open letter from the Leaders of South and Vale district councils

Released on June 5, 2020 An open letter from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, and Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council. As we come to the end of Volunteering Week, we wanted to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude, on behalf of South Oxfordshire and […]

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