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Disruption to waste collection services – July 2021

We are very sorry if your bins were not emptied as expected in the past couple of weeks. Our waste collection services are still facing some disruptions. Please see our waste collections page for the latest information. Thank you

June 7, 2021

Cornerstone Arts Centre to open again to the public

South Oxfordshire District Council is delighted to announce that Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot will begin opening to the public again this month and is promising that a fantastic line-up will greet visitors when it’s fully reopened in September – a line-up that the public can help to influence. The centre’s café bar Nourish will […]

May 27, 2021

We’d like to say a big “thank you” to all the volunteers across southern Oxfordshire

The leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered their thanks and gratitude to the thousands of volunteers across both districts ahead of volunteers’ week. During the 37th annual Volunteers’ Week, which takes place from the 1-7 June, the councils will be taking the “time to say thanks” and highlighting the […]

May 25, 2021

Financial support available for residents in need in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

The last year has been tough for many residents across Oxfordshire due to the pandemic. Households have been hit financially by redundancies and furlough and have found themselves with a day to day struggle to afford food and manage the costs of fuel bills. Throughout the year South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District […]

May 24, 2021

Calling all HGV drivers – we need you… to drive our bin lorries

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are actively calling for HGV drivers to join their bin crews to avoid disruptions to waste collections. Like many parts of the UK, the districts are facing a shortage of HGV drivers for their bin crews due to a number of factors. These include fewer newly […]

May 21, 2021

District councils help local businesses reopen and welcome back customers safely

Residents in southern Oxfordshire are being urged to enjoy the easing of restrictions safely with new messaging they’ll see while out and about from their district councils. The government is warning the public to remain cautious as restrictions ease amidst concerns about the Indian variant of Covid-19, and so South Oxfordshire and Vale of White […]

May 21, 2021

Riverside outdoor pool and campsite to reopen for the summer season

The Riverside outdoor heated pool and campsite in Wallingford will reopen for its full summer season from the May bank holiday weekend under Covid-19 safety guidelines. South Oxfordshire District Council and its leisure contractor Better UK have confirmed the news that the campsite and pool will open on their usual opening weekend, following weeks of […]

May 21, 2021

South Oxfordshire District Council Appoints New Chair

South Oxfordshire District Council has appointed a new Chair at its Annual Council Meeting. Cllr Jo Robb has been appointed as Chair, with Cllr David Turner appointed as the Vice Chair.   The appointment was made at its annual meeting, which was the first time the council has met in person at the council offices at […]

May 21, 2021

Leaders Statement – Report to the council

Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, delivered her latest Report to Council at the meeting on 20 May 2021: It is good to see everyone here this evening for a change although I must confess to having my doubts about the wisdom of having meetings of this size in this form. We […]

May 20, 2021

Changes confirmed for parking in South Oxfordshire from 1 June

Motorists in South Oxfordshire are advised that there will be a number of changes to parking arrangements across the district from next month. Following a public consultation, South Oxfordshire District Council has amended the district’s parking policy, including changes to charging periods to ensure towns are treated equally, and measures designed to encourage the use […]

May 18, 2021

Councils welcome call on climate action

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have welcomed a call from Oxford Friends of the Earth for all Oxfordshire councils to do everything they can to tackle the climate emergency, while highlighting the positive work that is already taking place. Oxford Friends of the Earth published a report entitled ‘In case of emergency…’ […]

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