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Before and after images of improvement work made in Thame after incidents of anti-social behaviour

August 15, 2023

Tackling anti-social behaviour in Thame

South Oxfordshire District Council is reducing anti-social behaviour in Thame after residents reported concerns earlier this year.  Community Safety officers from the council have been working closely with Thames Valley Police, SOHA Housing and Thame Town Council after they received reports of people damaging property and intimidating residents around Pearce Way and Howland Road in […]

August 10, 2023

Help shape the future of tourism in our districts and be in with chance to win a £75 voucher

We want to hear from you to help us enhance our local tourism experiences and boost our economy – whether you’re a resident, tourism business or visitor, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, in collaboration with Tourism South East (TSE) Research, are calling for community feedback as part of their latest tourism […]

August 7, 2023

Statement regarding street trading outside licensed venues

You may have seen posts on social media this weekend claiming that South Oxfordshire District Council had banned street food trucks from operating at sites owned by Oak Taverns. This is NOT true; we have not banned street trading at their sites. Oak Taverns have not ensured that the permits required for street trading to […]

Concept image of proposed council headquarters at Didcot Gateway. View from across Station Road by the railway station entrance

August 4, 2023

Your chance to comment on new council headquarters

Residents, business and organisations across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts are invited to have their say on proposals for a new building in Didcot, which will include office space acting as the councils’ shared headquarters. South Oxfordshire District Council has submitted a planning application for the building, and the plans are now […]

July 26, 2023

Cash boost for rural economy across districts

More than £1m is available to help improve the rural economy across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. Both district councils have secured funding from the government’s Rural England Prosperity Fund, which can be used to provide a boost to projects such as creating rural business hubs, setting up community energy schemes and […]

July 25, 2023

How we’re ‘Letting It Bee’ for Love Parks Week

As Keep Britain Tidy’s national Love Parks Week starts on 28 July, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are sharing with residents the latest updates on their work to increase biodiversity in their parks and open spaces.

July 21, 2023

Come and say hello! We’ll be at the BBC cost-of-living event

We’ll be outside Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot on Wednesday 2 August from 10am to 1pm. We’ll be joining BBC Radio Oxford at their cost-of-living event to provide lots of information and advice on what help there is for people struggling to make ends meet at the moment. Our Community Hub team will be there […]

July 17, 2023

Lots of fun for everyone this summer!

Are you ready for a summer of fun? South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have organised a summer packed full of fun free and low-cost activities for the whole family to enjoy! Starting Monday 24 July and running through to Friday 1 September activities will be taking place across the districts to […]

July 14, 2023

Rail ticket office closures will put off passengers and affect the vulnerable, says Council Leader

*consultation deadline extended to Friday 1 September 2023* South Oxfordshire District Council Leader Cllr David Rouane is writing to GWR to raise concerns that proposed closures of ticket offices at railway stations in South Oxfordshire will affect vulnerable passengers and put people off using public transport. Cllr David Rouane said: “We need to remove barriers […]

July 14, 2023

Leader’s statement on the proposed closure of railway station ticket offices

Cllr David Rouane, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has issued the following statement on the proposed closure of railway station ticket offices: A number of councillors have contacted me to say that, had the statement by the Rail Delivery Group about the closure of ticket offices come sooner, they would have liked to put […]