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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

Support pledged for the most vulnerable as South and Vale close their offices

Released on March 20, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are increasing resources to help groups in the community providing support to those most in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing public health risk from the virus, the two councils are also closing their office building […]

June 8, 2020

A statement from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

Released on March 16, 2020 Following government and Public Health England advice on the risks to people over the age of 70 and with underlying health conditions, as well as following good practice for reducing the amount of unnecessary contact between individuals, we have taken the decision to cancel some events as follows:  Community-based leisure […]

June 8, 2020

Tetsworth Memorial Hall is awarded grant towards energy efficient improvements

Tetsworth Memorial Hall is set to become even more energy efficient thanks to a grant of £46,586 from South Oxfordshire District Council. The hall committee in Tetsworth has been working hard on their project to refurbish the venue since 2005 and the district council was impressed with the amount of work that they had already […]

March 11, 2020

Councils open their first winter shelter for rough sleepers

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered a local winter shelter for the first time to provide safe emergency accommodation for rough sleepers in South and Vale. The winter shelter enabled rough sleepers to remain in the local area where they may feel safer and find it easier to maintain their […]

February 24, 2020

Fly-tipper in Sonning Common ordered to pay more than £2,000 plus community service

A Reading man was ordered to do 120 hours community service and pay more than £2,000 after South Oxfordshire District Council successfully prosecuted him for fly-tipping charges after building waste was dumped on land near Sonning Common. Scott Allaway, aged 34, of Green Road, Reading, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 17 February and […]

February 21, 2020

Motions agreed at South Oxfordshire District Council

South Oxfordshire District Council met twice this month, 13 and 20 February, to debate and approve the budget 2021/22, to set the Council Tax, and to consider four motions.  The first motion put forward was to request that the Council condemn all hate crimes and deplore the rise in hate crimes against members of the […]

February 21, 2020

Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety

Councillors at Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have unanimously backed a motion calling on the government to introduce new measures designed to improve safety standards for taxis. Councillors Alison Jenner (Vale) and Anne-Marie Simpson (South) proposed the motion at their respective council meetings on 12 and 20 February following significant concerns […]

February 19, 2020

South Oxfordshire budget signals the start of significant plans to address financial challenges

At its meeting on Thursday 13 February, South Oxfordshire District Council approved its budget for 2020/21, marking the start of significant plans to address its financial challenges. The district council has agreed to allocate £500,000 over the next two years for a ‘Transformation’ budget to support its financial stability.  This will include a review of a […]

February 19, 2020

Over £26,000 given to improve Chinnor football pitches

Chinnor Youth Football Club have received a big boost of £26,377 to help keep their pitches in good condition thanks to an agreement South Oxfordshire District Council struck with a housing developer building homes nearby.  The funds are from developer contributions for the new homes at the former Chinnor Garden Centre in Thame Road and […]

February 14, 2020

Leader’s report to Council – 13 February 2020

Firstly, a big thank you to all of those involved in putting on and manning the exhibition about our new offices which we hope to be in use just along the road in the not-too-distant future. We wish the team well in bringing this exciting project to fruition and of course Andrea who will be […]