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September 20, 2023

Statement to mark World Rivers Day – 24 September

We’re supporting World Rivers Day on Sunday 24 September. It is an international event which aims to highlight the value of our rivers across the globe and to encourage improved management to minimise pollution.

September 18, 2023

New Oxfordshire wide air quality website launched

A new Oxfordshire air quality website has launched today – providing up air quality guidance and resources for across the county.

September 18, 2023

Man fined and ordered to pay more than £1700 for dumping carpet in a ditch near Henley

South Oxfordshire District Council has successfully prosecuted a 34-year-old man from Finchampstead in Berkshire for dumping leftover carpet in a drainage ditch in a village near Henley.

September 11, 2023

Grant to help improve quality of life for people and communities  

Voluntary and community organisations in South Oxfordshire can now apply for up to £75,000 in funding for projects that help improve people’s quality of life.  The funding comes from the latest round of the South Oxfordshire District Council Capital Grant Scheme. The council has a total budget of £320,000. Projects can receive a minimum of […]

September 4, 2023

£50,000 available for nature recovery projects in South Oxfordshire

South Oxfordshire District Council has created a £50,000 fund to increase biodiversity and encourage public access to green spaces in the district. In a new partnership with Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE), the money will be given as grants through TOE’s Local Environment Fund to help boost local nature recovery efforts and reduce the impacts […]

September 1, 2023

Electric vehicle charging and hire offers across Oxfordshire this World EV Day

Electric vehicle owners and hirers across Oxfordshire will be able to take advantage of a range of offers this World EV Day.

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August 31, 2023

A timely decision taking local views into account is needed on Didcot infrastructure 

The Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council will write to Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, urging him to take local views into account and to make a swift decision on a planning application for £300million of transport infrastructure in the Didcot area.   The government intervened after Oxfordshire County […]

August 18, 2023

Have your say on our landscapes and what’s changing them

A new study has launched to better understand, protect and enhance the unique landscapes across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse and you’re invited to have your say. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are preparing a new Landscape Character Assessment and are calling for residents, businesses and visitors to share […]

Before and after images of improvement work made in Thame after incidents of anti-social behaviour

August 15, 2023

Tackling anti-social behaviour in Thame

South Oxfordshire District Council is reducing anti-social behaviour in Thame after residents reported concerns earlier this year.  Community Safety officers from the council have been working closely with Thames Valley Police, SOHA Housing and Thame Town Council after they received reports of people damaging property and intimidating residents around Pearce Way and Howland Road in […]

August 10, 2023

Help shape the future of tourism in our districts and be in with chance to win a £75 voucher

We want to hear from you to help us enhance our local tourism experiences and boost our economy – whether you’re a resident, tourism business or visitor, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, in collaboration with Tourism South East (TSE) Research, are calling for community feedback as part of their latest tourism […]