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Garden waste collections restart next week

The temporary pause to the garden waste service is coming to an end in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse very soon, with collections getting underway for some residents in the districts as early as next week.

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August 27, 2021

Garden Waste Service update

3 September 2021 – please see the latest update on the garden waste service here.

August 25, 2021

Demolition of derelict buildings starts in the centre of Didcot

Didcot will have a smarter first impression when work begins to prepare the Didcot Gateway site for its highly anticipated regeneration work. Three empty buildings on the land opposite Didcot Parkway station are due to be demolished later this month.     Homes England, which owns a large area of the Gateway site, has arranged to […]

August 24, 2021

Party continues to be a success for Didcot Garden Town

This summer Didcot Garden Town’s Garden Party has been a roaring success and it’s not finished yet. More than 3,000 people have so far enjoyed the series of free activities and themed events held at the Cornerstone arts centre in the town centre during the summer holidays. Each weekend has a different theme, which has […]

August 24, 2021

Covid-safe transportation funding gives invaluable support to residents across southern Oxfordshire

Vulnerable residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have been able to get to vaccination appointments and receive food parcels thanks to £136,363 of funding awarded to local voluntary and community organisations to provide Covid-safe transportation. The South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils were able to grant 12 organisations […]

August 23, 2021

Vulnerable residents asked their views on support after shielding

As the government is no longer advising vulnerable people to shield following the easing of lockdown restrictions, Oxfordshire’s county, city and district councils are working together to contact clinically extremely vulnerable residents to let them know that help is still available and to ask them what future support they may need. Residents who had been […]

August 18, 2021

Council leader pledges South Oxfordshire’s support for Afghan refugees

The Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, Cllr Sue Cooper, has pledged the district council’s full support to work with other service providers to support refugees who will be arriving in the UK from Afghanistan.  This week, Afghanistan has fallen back under the control of the Taliban and thousands of people are now trying to […]

August 13, 2021

Projects and sounding boards move forward for Didcot Garden Town

Members of the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board heard the latest progress on projects and developments in and around the garden town during their recent meeting.  At the start of the meeting, Cllr Duncan Enright was welcomed as temporary Chair, on behalf of Cllr Liz Leffman, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council.  Cllr Leffman is set […]

August 11, 2021

Checks on single person households to ensure people are paying the correct council tax

People claiming Single Person Discount on their council tax in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will shortly be asked to confirm whether they are still the only adult living in their property and therefore entitled to continue to receive the reduction. Incorrectly claiming this discount can be considered council tax fraud. More […]

August 10, 2021

Help to shape the new Oxfordshire Air Quality website

Residents across the county are being asked to help shape a new air quality community website, which will help to raise awareness and understanding of air pollution across Oxfordshire. In March 2021, Oxford City Council was awarded £162,500 to develop an air quality community website to help raise awareness of air pollution across Oxfordshire. The […]

August 5, 2021

Council applies for High Court review of Little Sparrows development decision

On 25 June 2021, the Planning Inspector granted permission on appeal for a continuing care retirement community care village at Little Sparrows, Sonning Common.   South Oxfordshire District Council had previously refused permission for this development due to the potential impact on the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.     Following legal advice, and after consultation with the […]