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November 7, 2022

Nearly £6.5 million awarded to help local businesses

More than 2,000 businesses have received a much-needed relief award totalling almost £6.5 million to help reduce their business rates thanks to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. In total, £6,471,842 was allocated to businesses, using the government’s Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF), to help organisations that were unable to receive previous […]

An image of Riverside Park pool in Wallingford summer 2022 with lots of people using the pool and walking around the facilities. The sky is blue with white wispy clouds

November 7, 2022

A successful summer season at Riverside

This year the Riverside Park outdoor pool and campsite in Wallingford had a bumper summer season with nearly 21,000 visitors.  On its busiest week, the pool had nearly 4,500 visitors, the highest number in over 20 years for a single week.  The pool and campsite opened for the season this year from late May through […]

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November 4, 2022

A new approach for community health and wellbeing

“We want our residents to be active, healthy and happy.” Those were the words of Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council about a new Active Communities strategy her council has launched in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council. “Our aim is to give our local residents […]

November 1, 2022

Application could drive water quality improvements in Wallingford

A joint application to help tackle pollution aims to lead to a safer place for swimmers, river users and wildlife in Wallingford.

October 28, 2022

Leader’s report to council – October 2022

Report to the council by Leader Cllr David Rouane on 13 October 2022. Cost of Living At our last meeting councillors passed a motion which called on the council to organise a summit to discuss our response to the Cost of Living emergency. Following a discussion with the leader of the county council it was […]

October 20, 2022

Delays to correspondence

Due to action affecting the Royal Mail services, it may take longer than usual for letters to arrive.

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October 19, 2022

Free fun for all the family this half term 

Children of all ages and their families will have plenty of activities to keep them busy this half term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set up a range of free and low-cost activities for residents to take part in.  Xplorer  There […]

October 14, 2022

South Oxfordshire calls Government’s investment zone initiative “disaster in making” 

Councillors in South Oxfordshire have made it clear they wouldn’t be happy to see the government’s investment zones in their district and have welcomed the county council’s decision not to bid for any in Oxfordshire.   As part of the recent mini-budget, the government announced the plans for the investment zones that would seek to […]

October 14, 2022

South Oxfordshire report highlights district council’s work to address climate change

South Oxfordshire District Council’s work on tackling climate change has been highlighted in a new quarterly report. The report shows the progress of the district’s Climate Action Plan, which sets out the steps it will take to become a carbon neutral council.  The Plan also details how the council will support local communities to take […]

October 14, 2022

Affordable, zero carbon homes to be part-funded by council

A dozen zero carbon affordable homes will be built with help from South Oxfordshire District Council. The homes will be built on the brownfield site at Culllum House in Wheatley. South Oxfordshire District Council will use some of the money it gets from developers, known as Section 106 commuted sums, to help fund the affordable […]