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June 5, 2023

Didcot Garden Party has something for everyone to enjoy this summer

Didcot Garden Party is back this summer, bigger and better than before with a great selection of free activities for everyone to enjoy. From creative and arts activities, to sport, yoga and live music there is something to suit all ages and interests. The party starts on Saturday 22 July and will run through to […]

Two young children working on clues for Xplorer

May 24, 2023

Comedy, crafts and a whole lot of fun this half term

Kids of all ages have a range of activities to choose from across South Oxfordshire and the Vale this half term. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have planned a week of free and low-cost family fun including table tennis, nature walks, Xplorer and multisport activities. There’s much more to table tennis […]

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May 23, 2023

Private hire driver convicted following Henley Regatta enforcement operation

A private hire driver must pay nearly £2,000 in fines after being found guilty of a string of driving offences at last year’s Henley Regatta. Sakhawat Mushtaq, of Callington Road in Reading, is the fourth driver convicted for offences at the Regatta last July. The 35-year-old has been convicted of illegally plying for hire, driving […]

May 22, 2023

A colourful celebration of Pride this June at Cornerstone Arts Centre

Celebrate Pride this June at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot with a range of events to embrace the LGBTQ+ community. From 9 to 15 June there will be something for everyone to enjoy and embrace from drag cabaret to free family-friendly arts and yoga. Theatre is at the heart of Cornerstone’s Pride celebrations starting with […]

May 22, 2023

Council grants now available for food banks and community larders

Councils offer financial support for community organisations as food prices continue to rise and increasing numbers of people turn to food banks for essentials.   The voluntary food network – voluntary and community organisations such as food banks, food larders and community fridges for residents – plays a vital role supporting people but demand for […]

South Oxfordshire Liberal Democrat and Green Party councillors standing togetther

May 19, 2023

Leader and cabinet members confirmed for South Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor David Rouane has been confirmed as leader of South Oxfordshire District Council. At yesterday’s (May 18) annual council meeting, Cllr Rouane – who took over as leader in October 2021 after Councillor Sue Cooper stepped down – was re-appointed leader while Councillors Maggie Filipova-Rivers and Robin Bennett were made deputy leaders. Cllr Filipova-Rivers will […]

Artist Impression of the new look Riverside splash pad

May 19, 2023

Summer season set to start at Riverside with over £400,000 refurbishments 

The countdown has begun for the start of the summer season at the Riverside outdoor pool and splash pad in Wallingford.  The campsite opened to visitors on the 1 May after £150,000 refurbishment of the washroom area. Campers will be able to visit the site and enjoy the new facilities until the 30 September.  Work […]

Image of a Tennis court with a pile tennis rackets on the ground.

May 10, 2023

Local clubs help people keep fit

Local organisations can continue to offer fun fitness and wellbeing opportunities thanks to a £50,000 grant scheme from South Oxfordshire District Council. A new round of the Everyone Active grant scheme has launched today to help fund projects that help communities become more active. Previous grant recipients Chinnor Tennis Club and Wallingford Triathlon Club – […]

May 4, 2023

Local Elections 2023 – the results

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2023 local elections. For all the the results, please head to our South Oxfordshire Local Election page.

May 3, 2023

#NoMowMay: Councils support biodiversity during No Mow May and beyond

Councils across Oxfordshire will be supporting No Mow May by allowing grass verges to grow long in May and beyond – in order to prioritise and promote biodiversity across the county.