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Image by the artist Janine Philips of a grassy, green landscape with a pale blue sky

April 28, 2023

Texture, colour and craftmanship on display this May at Cornerstone

Three local artists with very different styles will be exhibiting their work at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot this May as part of Oxfordshire Artweeks. The three artists from southern Oxfordshire exhibiting their art are Janine Philips, Ben Hinton and Bahar Murphy. Janine Philips Janine Philips lives in Thame and has been a fulltime artist […]

April 18, 2023

Are you ID ready for the local elections? Check now before it’s too late

If you intend to vote at a polling station on 4 May, check now that you have valid photo ID

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April 11, 2023

Have you moved house or recently turned 18? Check that you are registered to vote

The deadline to register to vote for the 2023 local elections is Monday 17 April.

April 4, 2023

Electric car club pilot scheme puts hire vehicles in car parks across Oxfordshire

Issued on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website or below: An Oxfordshire wide car sharing pilot scheme is this month making 14 new electric vehicles (EVs) available for people to hire on an hourly or daily basis. Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, Vale […]

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March 24, 2023

Activities over Easter will have children hopping for joy

This Easter the holidays are going to be jam-packed full of activities for children in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. There’s something for everyone whether your child loves being outdoors, is interested in theatre or likes to get stuck into a bit of craft. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District […]

March 20, 2023

Get election ready – check your voter registration and ID before it’s too late

Voting at a polling station on 4 May? You must bring valid photo ID with you. No ID? apply now for free voter ID.

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March 17, 2023

Councils challenge Oxford City’s plan for high housing numbers

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils have both responded firmly to Oxford City Council’s consultation that appears to be attempting to exceed the city’s remit and force more development across Oxfordshire’s rural countryside. 

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March 17, 2023

Work to create healthier eco-friendly communities highlighted in report

Work to improve people’s lives by creating healthier communities has been highlighted in a council’s performance report.

March 16, 2023

Riverside revamp ready for the summer season

Work is under way to give the washroom area at Riverside campsite in Wallingford a £150,000 refurbishment ahead of opening for the summer season. The Riverside campsite, managed by Better UK on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council, will open to visitors from Monday 1 May and will close to visitors at the end of […]

March 10, 2023

Statement after Defra rejects Wallingford application to be designated as bathing water

We’re extremely disappointed at the government’s decision to not award Bathing Water Status for the River Thames at Wallingford at this stage. We received a letter from Defra yesterday (9/3/2023) which stated that our application “will not be taken forward for bathing water designation on this occasion”. Thames 21 worked on a successful campaign to […]