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January 25, 2024

Councils seek volunteers to recommend councillors’ allowances

Are you passionate about the local area? Would you like to be involved in setting councillors’ expenses and allowances that are reasonable for the work they do?

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January 22, 2024

Enjoy massive magic, multi-sports and much more this February half-term

Multi-sports, yoga, boxercise and a massive magic show are just some of the free and low-cost activities available for children and their families to enjoy this February half-term.

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January 11, 2024

New pitch at Abbey Sports Centre

Abbey Sports Centre in Berinsfield now boasts a brand new 3G Artificial Turf Pitch for playing 5-a-side football, thanks to an investment of nearly £180,000. The pitch, which is owned by South Oxfordshire District Council, has replaced a surface which was laid in 2009 and was no longer playable. This refurbishment work brings the pitch […]

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January 8, 2024

Successful residential waste collection contract extended

One of the country’s most successful residential waste collection contracts has been extended this month.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils announced an agreement today, to extend their joint contract with waste contractor, Biffa, for two more years. The contract will now run until June 2026. The shared contract has helped keep the […]

January 2, 2024

Local flood warnings and weather alerts

There are reports of properties flooding and road closures in some locations. We have a live website with useful information so you can monitor the situation near you.

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December 20, 2023

Motions agreed at South Oxfordshire District Council – 14 December 2023

South Oxfordshire District Council met on Thursday 14 December, to consider Treasury management for 2022/23, adoption and implementation of a modified council tax reduction scheme for 2024/2025, the council tax base for 2024/25, the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Lewknor, Towersey and Wheatley, the appointment of a councillors’ allowances scheme review panel, proposed revisions to the […]

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December 20, 2023

Drivers convicted for illegal taxi operations at Henley Regatta

Two private hire drivers illegally plying for trade have been fined following undercover checks at Henley Regatta.

December 15, 2023

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

With another new year nearly upon us, it’s always a good time to reflect on what has been achieved in the past 12 months. As well as reflecting on achievements, it’s also important to recognise the challenges we’ve all faced. Although the pandemic feels behind us now, it’s still having an impact on economics and […]

December 12, 2023

Leisure centres install fan-tastic new energy saving measures

South Oxfordshire District Council has installed new energy saving measures at Didcot Wave Leisure Centre aiming to make the swimming pool area more comfortable for users, while also cutting the centre’s energy bills by more than a third.

December 8, 2023

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2023/24

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