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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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June 8, 2020

New government business grants not enough

Released on May 18, 2020 The latest government business grants scheme will not provide anywhere near enough cash to support the vast majority of businesses in southern Oxfordshire affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s the message from the area’s two district councils.  South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils are currently assessing […]

June 8, 2020

South and Vale to begin online council meetings

Released on May 17, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are to begin holding council committee meetings online via video conferencing from the end of May. The first virtual meetings will be: Vale Planning Committee – Tuesday 26 May at 10.30am  South Planning Committee – Thursday 28 May at 4.30pm Councillors will use […]

June 8, 2020

Cycling champions joint letter to Oxfordshire County Council

Released on May 6, 2020 Cllr Sam Casey-Rerhaye and Cllr Eric de la Harpe, our South and Vale cycling champions, have written a joint letter with other district councillors, to Oxfordshire County Council to ask their Highways Cabinet to look at how they could introduce temporary measures that increase space for pedestrians and cyclists during […]

June 8, 2020

Four important messages ahead of this Bank Holiday weekend

Released on May 5, 2020 Help is available Friday’s waste collections moved to Saturday Stay at home – get gardening VE day celebrations at home 1.    Help is available  Our support service for people who need urgent help as a result of current government guidelines will be running over the weekend.  Our support line is […]

June 8, 2020

Councillors seek support for Local Electricity Bill

Released on April 26, 2020 Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of the council and the Liberal Democrat party group, Robin Bennett, Leader of the Green party group, Mocky Khan, Leader of the Labour party group, Stefan Gawrysiak, Leader of the Henley Residents group, and Simon Hewerdine, Leader of SORT, have written to South Oxfordshire’s two members of Parliament to seek their support for the […]

June 8, 2020

Oxfordshire businesses urged to submit grant requests

Released on April 26, 2020 Businesses across Oxfordshire that are yet to submit their details for grant support in response to COVID-19 should do so as soon as possible, including those who already receive 100 per cent rate relief. Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council […]

June 8, 2020

Council garden waste service welcomes new customers

Released on April 23, 2020 There’s good news for people in southern Oxfordshire looking for ways to dispose safely of their garden waste. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have reopened their paid-for garden waste service to new customers. The service has continued throughout the lockdown for existing subscribers and for a […]

June 8, 2020

Oxfordshire councils update Government on financial impacts of coronavirus

Released on April 21, 2020 The leaders of all six Oxfordshire councils have written a joint letter to Government and the county’s MPs setting out the scale of the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the local authorities. Looking across the costs of delivering additional services, spend on emergency suppliers and the significant […]

June 8, 2020

Letter sent to Chancellor of the Exchequer about the plight of SMEs and micro-businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic

Released on April 20, 2020 On 20 April South Oxfordshire District Council leader, Councillor Sue Cooper and Councillor Robin Bennett Chair of the Green Group Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Development & Regeneration wrote to Rishi Sunake, the Chancellor of the Exchequer about the plight of SMEs and micro-businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. The letter is […]

June 8, 2020

Letter sent to MHCLG about planning system during the Coronavirus pandemic

On 20 April 2020  South Oxfordshire District Council leader Cllr Sue Cooper and cabinet member for planning, Cllr Anne-Marie Simpson sent a letter to to the Minister for Housing Communities and Local Government regarding the planning system during the covid emergency. The letter is printed below. Dear Mr Jenrick, I am writing to draw your attention […]