December 22, 2020

New Covid-19 grants available now for pubs

Pubs in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse which receive most of their income from drink sales can now apply for a new Covid-19 support grant from their district council. Under the current Tier 2 restrictions pubs can only open if they serve substantial meals.  Customers sitting inside may only do so with […]

December 22, 2020

Oxford man ordered to pay more than £3,900 after waste was found dumped at a nature reserve in South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council successfully prosecuted an Oxford man after waste was dumped at the RSPB reserve at Otmoor Lane, Beckley. Jed Denton, aged 27, of Underhill Circus, Barton, Oxford, was due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 11 December to face four charges under the Environmental Protection Act, namely: Failure to prevent […]

December 17, 2020

“Ask for help now if you think you’ll need it this Christmas,” say councils

With food banks and other support organisations running reduced or limited services over the Christmas period, South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are urging residents to think ahead and get in touch now if they’ll need help with food or essential supplies.

December 17, 2020

Protect your friends and family this Christmas and help to stop the spread of Covid-19

People across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to protect their friends and family this Christmas and help to stop the spread of Covid-19. The number of recorded positive cases of Covid-19 has risen significantly in Oxfordshire since the national lockdown ended, and while the number remains relatively low in […]

December 17, 2020

Our services over Christmas and New Year

This year the council is closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December until 9am Monday 4 January. There will be access to emergency support and services during that time. Community Hub The councils’ dedicated service for people who need urgent help, and have no other support because of Covid-19 will be available on an emergency […]

December 17, 2020

Crowmarsh pub owners ordered to pay almost £6,500 after rat droppings found in food storage area

Owners of a pub in Crowmarsh Gifford have been ordered to pay almost £6,500 for breaching food and safety rules after rat droppings were found in the food storage areas and the kitchen was not adequately cleaned. South Oxfordshire District Council environmental health team brought the case, which was heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on […]

December 16, 2020

South Oxfordshire council makes changes to infrastructure spending

South Oxfordshire District Council has made changes to its strategy for infrastructure funding in a move to release further funds for larger community projects across the district. The changes to the way the council spends Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds will mean that money secured from housing developments in the district will be released for […]

December 15, 2020

Letter from Cllr Sue Cooper to MHCLG

On Monday 14 December Cllr Sue Cooper, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, sent a letter to MHCLG in response to their correspondence about Self and Custom building.

December 11, 2020

Councillors vote to adopt South Oxfordshire Local Plan

Issued on 11 December 2020 Following a government Direction to progress the Local Plan 2035 through to examination and adoption, councillors at South Oxfordshire District Council have voted to adopt the plan. Cllr Anne-Marie Simpson, Cabinet Member for Planning at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We were faced with no real choice but to adopt […]

December 7, 2020

Letter from from Cllr Sue Cooper regarding the Cross Thames Travel Group Joint Statement

A letter from Cllr Sue Cooper, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council regarding the Cross Thames Travel Group Joint Statement is available here:

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