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Your waste collections in January

We know the festive period can leave even the best of us a little confused over when the bins will be emptied. So we wanted to give a helpful reminder about your collections in January. Your collection days will have changed due to the bank holidays so check our Christmas waste collections page if you’re […]

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July 6, 2020

Joint leaders’ statement to mark the end of Pride month

Released on June 29, 2020 Statement from the Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils: “To mark the end of Pride month, we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate our councils’ support for the LGBTQ+ community. Our organisations provide equality of services and […]

June 25, 2020

Councillor set to champion the River Thames in South Oxfordshire

Released on June 24, 2020 South Oxfordshire District Council has appointed Woodcote and Rotherfield ward Councillor Jo Robb to the newly created role of Thames Champion. The River Thames is an important ecological corridor and a haven for wildlife. It attracts thousands of visitors to South Oxfordshire each year, playing a significant role in the […]

June 25, 2020

Committee on climate to discuss ideas for future plans for South Oxfordshire District Council

Released on June 21, 2020 A committee in South Oxfordshire that considers and advises on actions to address the Climate Emergency will be considering some proposals that could form part of the district council’s long-term plans. South Oxfordshire District Council will produce a new Corporate Plan over the summer to direct the council’s work until […]

June 25, 2020

South and Vale welcome Didcot infrastructure news

Released on June 18, 2020 News that £218m of funding to boost infrastructure in the Didcot Garden Town has finally been agreed has been welcomed by South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils. The government awarded the Housing Infrastructure Funding to support the significant growth in housing in the Didcot Garden Town […]

June 18, 2020

Residents reminded to recycle responsibly

Thousands of residents in southern Oxfordshire have found their recycling bins unemptied each week because they have put the wrong things in them. Putting non-recyclable items in recycling can contaminate a whole truckload, which is then rejected at the recycling facility. This turns neighbours’ recycling into rubbish and ultimately wastes energy and raw materials by […]

June 8, 2020

Air pollution reduced by more than half in our districts as walking and cycling increases

Released on June 5, 2020 Today (5 June) is World Environment Day and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have announced that following lockdown there has been a marked reduction in air pollution in our districts – down by nearly 60 per cent in one location. The lack of traffic and the […]

June 8, 2020

An open letter from the Leaders of South and Vale district councils

Released on June 5, 2020 An open letter from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, and Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council. As we come to the end of Volunteering Week, we wanted to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude, on behalf of South Oxfordshire and […]

June 8, 2020

Government Discretionary Business Grant now open for applications

Released on June 2, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will accept applications from noon Wednesday 3 June 2020 from small businesses for a share of around £1.9 million of government support following the coronavirus outbreak. The councils are urging all eligible businesses that were ineligible for the Small Business Grant […]

June 8, 2020

Volunteers make all the difference in South and Vale

Released on May 31, 2020 At the start of national volunteers’ week, the leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered their heartfelt and sincerest thanks to the thousands of volunteers that are helping in their communities. Within days of lockdown starting, charities and voluntary groups in our districts were […]

June 8, 2020

Parking charges to be re-introduced in South and Vale car parks

Released on May 31, 2020 Parking charges will be re-introduced in district council car parks across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse from Monday 8 June.   South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have allowed people to park for free since 26 March to support key workers and those who need […]