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July 20, 2021

Grant scheme launches to help community groups in South Oxfordshire

A new round of funding is now open to help local charities and organisations in South Oxfordshire. Earlier this year South Oxfordshire District Council awarded £165,000 worth of grants to 96 projects across the district. As a part of the Councillor Community Grant scheme every South Oxfordshire District Councillor has a budget of up to […]

July 19, 2021

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

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July 16, 2021

Chief Executive Statement on the council’s five year land supply

The following statement was made by the Chief Executive at the South Oxfordshire District Council meeting on 15 July 2021: Our stated position is that our current land supply position is 5.33 years for the period from 2021 to 2026.  This is the figure published following the annual reporting, in line with national guidance, by […]

July 12, 2021

Riverside splash pads to reopen soon for families

Two new riverside characters need your help to find them names! The splash pads at the Riverside outdoor pool area in Wallingford will reopen on the 19 July in time for fun for all the family during the school holidays. The outdoor pool and campsite at Riverside reopened at the end of May, the start […]

July 6, 2021

Man ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work after pleading guilty to two fly-tips

An Oxfordshire man was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,275 after he was successfully prosecuted by South Oxfordshire District Council following two fly-tips in the Benson and Oakley Wood areas. Andrew Hambidge, aged 30, of Hampden Square, Upper Heyford appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (2 July) and […]

June 30, 2021

Councillors welcome proposals to protect and enhance the Chilterns AONB

South Oxfordshire District Councillors have welcomed plans which could see the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty extended and better protected for future generations.  This week, the Government published proposals to create new protected landscapes and improve people’s access to nature, including the extension of the Chilterns AONB.   The extended area will now be formally […]

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June 30, 2021

The 5 Year Land Supply

A spokesperson for South Oxfordshire District Council said: “We are extremely disappointed in the outcome of the Little Sparrows, Sonning Common, appeal decision issued by the Planning Inspectorate.  This is because of the clear disparity between the decision and our recently published five year housing land supply statement, which demonstrated a 5.33 year housing land […]

June 23, 2021

Unlicensed and uninsured taxi driver fined and banned from driving, proprietor also fined

A taxi driver from Henley has been banned from driving and ordered to pay almost £1,000 after admitting driving a hackney carriage vehicle while not licensed and while uninsured. His taxi proprietor must also pay more than £1,200 following the offences, as it was their licensed vehicle he was driving.

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June 18, 2021

District councils approve a revised management structure to provide stability to residents

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have made their interim senior management team structure permanent to help provide a firm and stable base from which they can deliver their corporate plan priorities and services to residents.  The decision formalises the structure that has been operating successfully at the councils for many months and […]

June 18, 2021

Measures to tackle anti-social behaviour extended in Thame

Police in Thame will continue to have increased powers to tackle anti-social behaviour, after the town’s Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) was extended.