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May 27, 2022

Road closure details for Women’s Tour cycling race in Oxfordshire

Road closure details have been announced for the Oxfordshire stage of the Women’s Tour professional cycling race on Saturday 11 June. There will be rolling road closures from 11am from the race start area in Chipping Norton, controlled by police and route marshals, which will then continue along the route. This will involve highways and junctions, with access roads […]

Cllr David Turner wearing the Chair's chains of office

May 26, 2022

New Chair appointed, as motions to help reduce energy bills and a review of the process to consider planning applications also agreed at busy Council meeting

A new Chair, helping residents reduce their energy bills and planning were all on the agenda at a jam-packed South Oxfordshire District Council meeting. At the top of the meeting, Cllr David Turner, who has been a district councillor for Chalgrove since 1995, took on the role of Chair of the Council for the second […]

May 25, 2022

South Oxfordshire councillors award nearly £180,000 in funding to community projects

Over 100 voluntary and community organisations have been awarded £179,152 in grants to fund projects ranging from food banks and defibrillators to sports equipment and wellbeing activities which will benefit the lives of residents across South Oxfordshire. Of the 105 projects granted funding by South Oxfordshire District Council’s Councillor Community Grants scheme, nearly half went […]

May 23, 2022

Councils mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a focus on the environment and wellbeing

Creating a lasting legacy will be at the heart of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 years on the throne, there will be a focus on the environment and community wellbeing in the official Platinum Jubilee events across the […]

May 20, 2022

Leader’s Statement – Report to the council – 19 May 2022

Cllr David Rouane, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, delivered the Leader’s report to Council at the meeting on 19 May 2022.

Photo of people in Thame during market day.

May 18, 2022

A new way of shopping has launched in Wantage

An exciting new shopping tool has launched in Wantage to help support local independent traders to recover following the pandemic. Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils are offering local organisations a free 12 months’ membership to ShopAppy, a website that helps market their goods and services online. Over 40 independent businesses based […]

Cyclists enjoying cycle lane

May 12, 2022

New joint local plan about far more than housing as interactive consultation opens

Tackling the climate emergency, sustainable transport, affordable housing, high-tech jobs, and the future of our town centres are among the topics up for discussion as South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils embark on the creation of a new Joint Local Plan. The two district councils have launched an interactive consultation to […]

Picture of the outdoor pool in Wallingford. It's a sunny day and there is steam coming off the pool

May 10, 2022

Riverside Park gets ready for residents to make a splash this summer

Riverside Park outdoor pool, splash pad and campsite in Wallingford is preparing to open to residents, promising a summer full of fun.  The popular facility will be open for the full season this year, with the campsite opening on Friday 27 May and the pool and splash pad ready for visitors for the duration of […]

image of Oak Tree Health Centre

May 6, 2022

Ladygrove health centre given cash boost to expand

Oak Tree Health Centre in Didcot has welcomed the news that it is to receive almost £40,000 to help expand its premises to help accommodate new patients. South Oxfordshire District Council has allocated funds it has raised from local developers as part of their permission to build new homes in the Ladygrove area of Didcot […]

May 5, 2022

Councils pay out more than £8 million to help with energy bills

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have paid out more than £8 million in energy bill rebates. All households living in properties which are in council tax bands A-D are entitled to a £150 payment.  The government is providing this money, also known as the ‘council tax rebate’, to help people with […]