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March 28, 2022

Parking times and fees to change from 4 April in South Oxfordshire

Find out about the changes to parking

March 25, 2022

Women’s Tour cycling race set for Oxfordshire finale

The 2022 Women’s Tour, Britain’s biggest and longest running international women’s cycling stage race, will end with a spectacular Oxfordshire finale in June. Stage six (Saturday 11 June) will start in Chipping Norton before culminating in Oxford city centre. As part of race organiser SweetSpot’s three-year partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, and the county’s city and district councils, this stage […]

March 24, 2022

Funding helps to fuel Thame COP26 community projects

Two district councillors have helped to energise a successful community campaign, which is helping to tackle climate change and increase biodiversity in Thame, by using their own grant funding. Thame Councillors Pieter-Paul Barker and David Bretherton from South Oxfordshire District Council gave a total of £5,000 from their Councillor Grant Scheme budget to help pilot […]

Image of a production with two pirates working with an octopus made out of recycled plastic.

March 23, 2022

Pirates put plastic recycling under the spotlight at Cornerstone this Easter

Parents should ‘waste’ no time in booking the fun-filled pirate show ‘Flotsam and Jetsam’s Adventure to the Great Trash Vortex’ which is on at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, this Easter. The show, which will be on Tuesday 19 April at 11am and 2pm, is aimed at children aged three and up. It is a […]

March 22, 2022

A glittering future for waste collections?

Waste crews in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will use an electric waste truck for the first time over the next few weeks. The refuse truck (nicknamed ‘Glitterball’) will be used during a four-week trial in the districts to see if an EV is a feasible option for South Oxfordshire and Vale of […]

Image of two actors performing with bear puppets on stage.

March 15, 2022

Cornerstone Arts Centre promises audiences a marvellous line up

The Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot is re-opening with a great splash of entertainment to inspire everyone. The arts centre is due to open its doors again from 21 March, after being closed temporarily for maintenance works.   From fun family shows to 80’s medleys and gripping theatre aiming to bring classic stories to life in a new light, […]

March 15, 2022

45 new trees in Wallingford as planting initiative gets underway

Volunteers in Wallingford have planted 45 new trees at Radnor Road Green to help tackle climate change, and part of the town’s contribution to the Queen’s Green Canopy for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Members of local community group Friends of Wallingford and Cholsey Green Spaces and other volunteers from across the area carried out the […]

March 9, 2022

Information for South and Vale residents about the £150 ‘rebate’ to help with energy bills

Thousands of council taxpayers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will soon receive a £150 council tax ‘rebate’ to help with rising energy bills. The government has announced that most households in council tax bands A-D will be eligible for the rebate however, contrary to some reports, the ‘rebate’ will not be […]

March 7, 2022

Food Waste Action Week This Week

This week is Food Waste Action week when our focus is helping residents to reduce food waste – a contributor to climate change.

Ukraine flag fluttering on a flagpole

March 4, 2022

Support for Ukraine

Find out about the government’s local sponsorship scheme and other support.