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November 30, 2020

People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can park for free on specific days this December and are being urged to use this opportunity to support their local shops and cafes in the run up to Christmas. Each year Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils provide free parking days […]

Spending Review 2020

November 26, 2020

Response to the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Responding to the Chancellor’s spending review, Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Whilst we welcome the Chancellor’s additional funding for local government to contribute to handling the loss of income and additional costs associated with Covid-19, this represents only a short-term fix. We need a review of longer-term funding for locally […]

November 20, 2020

Letter to Secretary of State for Education

Council Leader, Sue Cooper, has written to The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson to request that he safeguards the future of the Union Learning Fund that helps to deliver courses to support education and skill development of workers. You can read the letter in full here.

November 18, 2020

Fly tipped waste costs supermarket more than £7,300

A company director has been ordered to pay more than £7,300 in fines and court costs after waste from her supermarket was found in South Oxfordshire.

November 17, 2020

Didcot residents and groups invited to new garden town event

Local residents and community groups are invited to get involved with the Didcot Garden Town projects by joining a brand-new resident sounding board event on Monday 30 November. The first of its kind, the garden town team are asking people of all ages, from Didcot and surrounding villages, to attend a virtual event to hear […]

November 17, 2020

New Covid Compliance Marshals in southern Oxfordshire

From 16 November, two new Covid Compliance Marshals have been employed to promote and encourage businesses and residents across southern Oxfordshire to comply with the COVID-19 public health measures to reduce the impact of the pandemic. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have used their allocation of a national government grant to […]

November 16, 2020

Businesses can now apply for lockdown support grants in South and Vale

Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse that have been temporarily forced to close and for those that have been severely impacted by the latest national lockdown may apply for new support grant funding. These grants are worth up to £3,000 per month.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are […]

November 12, 2020

Henley restaurant owner ordered to pay more than £22,000 for breaking food hygiene and health and safety laws

The owner of a Henley restaurant has been ordered to pay more than £22,000 after South Oxfordshire District Council successfully prosecuted the company for breaking a number of food hygiene and health and safety laws. On 6 November at Oxford Magistrates Court, Mr Tahsin Kan, aged 39, of Bartholomew St, Newbury, as sole director of […]

November 9, 2020

Thames Champion calls on MPs to support a bill to improve UK waterways

Our Thames Champion, Cllr Jo Robb, is calling on two Oxfordshire MPs to support a bill to improve UK waterways. Last month South Oxfordshire District Council passed a motion calling for more stringent water testing and reduced pollution to make the Thames and its tributaries ‘safe for all’. Now Cllr Robb, who brought the motion, […]

November 6, 2020

Councillors express dismay to Chancellor about lockdown business support

The Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have written a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to express their dismay that the national lockdown was announced without sufficient support for all businesses in place. Cllrs Sue Cooper and Emily Smith explained that businesses have already been in touch with […]