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June 8, 2020

Government Discretionary Business Grant now open for applications

Released on June 2, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will accept applications from noon Wednesday 3 June 2020 from small businesses for a share of around £1.9 million of government support following the coronavirus outbreak. The councils are urging all eligible businesses that were ineligible for the Small Business Grant […]

June 8, 2020

Volunteers make all the difference in South and Vale

Released on May 31, 2020 At the start of national volunteers’ week, the leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered their heartfelt and sincerest thanks to the thousands of volunteers that are helping in their communities. Within days of lockdown starting, charities and voluntary groups in our districts were […]

June 8, 2020

Parking charges to be re-introduced in South and Vale car parks

Released on May 31, 2020 Parking charges will be re-introduced in district council car parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from Monday 8 June.   South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have allowed people to park for free since 26 March to support key workers and those who need […]

June 8, 2020

New government business grants not enough

Released on May 18, 2020 The latest government business grants scheme will not provide anywhere near enough cash to support the vast majority of businesses in southern Oxfordshire affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s the message from the area’s two district councils.  South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils are currently assessing […]

June 8, 2020

South and Vale to begin online council meetings

Released on May 17, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are to begin holding council committee meetings online via video conferencing from the end of May. The first virtual meetings will be: Vale Planning Committee – Tuesday 26 May at 10.30am  South Planning Committee – Thursday 28 May at 4.30pm Councillors will use […]

June 8, 2020

Cycling champions joint letter to Oxfordshire County Council

Released on May 6, 2020 Cllr Sam Casey-Rerhaye and Cllr Eric de la Harpe, our South and Vale cycling champions, have written a joint letter with other district councillors, to Oxfordshire County Council to ask their Highways Cabinet to look at how they could introduce temporary measures that increase space for pedestrians and cyclists during […]

June 8, 2020

Four important messages ahead of this Bank Holiday weekend

Released on May 5, 2020 Help is available Friday’s waste collections moved to Saturday Stay at home – get gardening VE day celebrations at home 1.    Help is available  Our support service for people who need urgent help as a result of current government guidelines will be running over the weekend.  Our support line is […]

June 8, 2020

Councillors seek support for Local Electricity Bill

Released on April 26, 2020 Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of the council and the Liberal Democrat party group, Robin Bennett, Leader of the Green party group, Mocky Khan, Leader of the Labour party group, Stefan Gawrysiak, Leader of the Henley Residents group, and Simon Hewerdine, Leader of SORT, have written to South Oxfordshire’s two members of Parliament to seek their support for the […]

June 8, 2020

Oxfordshire businesses urged to submit grant requests

Released on April 26, 2020 Businesses across Oxfordshire that are yet to submit their details for grant support in response to COVID-19 should do so as soon as possible, including those who already receive 100 per cent rate relief. Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council […]

June 8, 2020

Council garden waste service welcomes new customers

Released on April 23, 2020 There’s good news for people in southern Oxfordshire looking for ways to dispose safely of their garden waste. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have reopened their paid-for garden waste service to new customers. The service has continued throughout the lockdown for existing subscribers and for a […]

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