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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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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 […]

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December 8, 2021

Vital work to help vulnerable people praised by councillors

Work to protect vulnerable residents and those who are most at risk from criminal activity has been recognised by councillors in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. A joint report detailed the vital role the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP), managed by district council staff, has played in the past year. […]

December 7, 2021

Changes to planning rules to focus more quickly on potential harm to communities

Changes to enforcing planning rules will allow two district councils to focus on cases with the most potential to cause harm to local communities much more quickly. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are in the top 4 per cent of local authorities for planning enforcement performance. Now a new triage system […]

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December 6, 2021

New vouchers will help people with winter essentials

Help is at hand this winter for people who may struggle to pay for heating, food or other essentials – thanks to a new voucher scheme that has launched in South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse. The new, targeted programme set up by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will […]

December 3, 2021

Rudy the musical reindeer stars in Christmas production

Follow the adventures of a talented reindeer in a crowd rouser of a Christmas show ‘The Ballad of Rudy’ this December at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot. Following the resounding success of their partnership in previous years, Cornerstone are once again teaming up with the Goblin Theatre team to bring a magical Christmas tale […]

December 2, 2021

Owner of wedding venue prosecuted for breaching noise notices

The owner of a large wedding venue in Kidmore End has been successfully prosecuted by South Oxfordshire District Council for breaching noise abatement notices on two occasions.

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December 2, 2021

Campaign highlights that help is available for victims of domestic abuse

Stencils raising awareness of the support available for victims of Domestic Abuse have been appearing in public places across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.    South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with local charity Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse to highlight the issue.  They have stencilled […]

December 2, 2021

Over £7.3 million given for transport and school improvements

Over £7.3 million will go towards transport improvements and school extensions in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse thanks to funds the two district councils have raised from housing developers building in the districts. South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have allocated £7,326,066.92 to Oxfordshire County Council to help […]

December 1, 2021

Moulsford homes benefitting from sewerage plant upgrade

Residents at 57 properties in the village of Moulsford are benefitting from major improvements to their local sewerage treatment plant.    South Oxfordshire District Council has invested just under £320,000 to upgrade the treatment plant, which serves homes in Underhill and North Close, the largest of 12 sewage plants operated by the council.   The […]