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June 15, 2021

Latest on the challenge to the South Oxfordshire Local Plan

The council has received notification that the Court of Appeal has refused permission for Bioabundance CIC to appeal the recent High Court decision related to the Local Plan 2035. The appeal had come after the Community Interest Company’s failed application for a judicial review against the Council’s decision to adopt the Local Plan 2035. The […]

June 15, 2021

Oxfordshire councils and police partners win top award for business support during the pandemic

Businesses in Oxfordshire can be confident they are receiving the highest standards of support from all the local councils and the police after the county’s regulatory teams won a hotly contested and prestigious award. A combined nomination was made by Oxfordshire’s Regulatory Partners to the Office for Product and Safety Standard’s national awards (2021). The county council’s trading […]

June 14, 2021

£405,000 awarded to South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are to receive £405,000 of government funding to help continue work on three garden community projects. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced that the capacity funding has been allocated as follows: Didcot Garden Town – £125,000 Berinsfield Garden Village – £150,000 Dalton […]

June 9, 2021

Councils pledge support for #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign

On Monday 14 June, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be joining organisations across Oxfordshire by taking part in the #SwitchUpYourLunch campaign.

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June 8, 2021

“Move together” launched across Oxfordshire to help vulnerable residents

A new county-wide programme “Move Together” has launched today and will support hundreds of Oxfordshire residents most affected by Covid-19 to move more and protect their health and wellbeing. The Move Together initiative received a total of £362,975 from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund and Active Oxfordshire will be co-ordinating it. South Oxfordshire and Vale […]

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 […]