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November 4, 2022

A new approach for community health and wellbeing

“We want our residents to be active, healthy and happy.” Those were the words of Cllr Helen Pighills, Cabinet Member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council about a new Active Communities strategy her council has launched in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council. “Our aim is to give our local residents […]

November 1, 2022

Application could drive water quality improvements in Wallingford

A joint application to help tackle pollution aims to lead to a safer place for swimmers, river users and wildlife in Wallingford.

October 28, 2022

Leader’s report to council – October 2022

Report to the council by Leader Cllr David Rouane on 13 October 2022. Cost of Living At our last meeting councillors passed a motion which called on the council to organise a summit to discuss our response to the Cost of Living emergency. Following a discussion with the leader of the county council it was […]

October 20, 2022

Delays to correspondence

Due to action affecting the Royal Mail services, it may take longer than usual for letters to arrive.

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October 19, 2022

Free fun for all the family this half term 

Children of all ages and their families will have plenty of activities to keep them busy this half term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set up a range of free and low-cost activities for residents to take part in.  Xplorer  There […]

October 14, 2022

South Oxfordshire calls Government’s investment zone initiative “disaster in making” 

Councillors in South Oxfordshire have made it clear they wouldn’t be happy to see the government’s investment zones in their district and have welcomed the county council’s decision not to bid for any in Oxfordshire.   As part of the recent mini-budget, the government announced the plans for the investment zones that would seek to […]

October 14, 2022

South Oxfordshire report highlights district council’s work to address climate change

South Oxfordshire District Council’s work on tackling climate change has been highlighted in a new quarterly report. The report shows the progress of the district’s Climate Action Plan, which sets out the steps it will take to become a carbon neutral council.  The Plan also details how the council will support local communities to take […]

October 14, 2022

Affordable, zero carbon homes to be part-funded by council

A dozen zero carbon affordable homes will be built with help from South Oxfordshire District Council. The homes will be built on the brownfield site at Culllum House in Wheatley. South Oxfordshire District Council will use some of the money it gets from developers, known as Section 106 commuted sums, to help fund the affordable […]

October 14, 2022

Talented young people star in A Christmas Carol at Cornerstone

Young People from Didcot and the surrounding area will play starring roles in an adaptation of A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens’ festive tale of redemption and compassion.  Audiences will come face to face with the magical spirits, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, as Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot is transformed this Christmas into the […]

October 12, 2022

Celebrate all things green at Didcot’s Eco Fair

Everyone is invited to the Didcot Eco Fair on Saturday 5 November for a fun and informative event showcasing South Oxfordshire’s fantastic sustainable businesses, with arts and crafts activities, food stalls and advice on we can reduce both our environmental impact and our heating bills.