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Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers cutting the ribbon with Cllr David Rouane, council staff, Better Man, and staff from Didcot Wave.

March 7, 2024

Didcot Wave flexes new gym renovation

South Oxfordshire District Council has just upgraded the gym at Didcot Wave Leisure Centre to the tune of £130,000 with new state-of-the-art cardio and resistance equipment. It’s not just good news for those trying to get fit and healthy – it’s also great news for the climate with some new equipment being powered by human […]

March 1, 2024

Council reaffirms its commitment to supporting people seeking sanctuary

In its first full meeting of 2024, council debated significant points of interest to the district, with a motion centred around support for Ukrainian refugees and the council’s commitment to supporting people of any background displaced by war and persecution.  The Council passed the motion and resolved to continue to collaborate with Oxfordshire councils, statutory […]

March 1, 2024

Electric car club trial extended until September 2024

A year long Oxfordshire car sharing pilot scheme, launched in April 2023, is being extended by six months due to popular demand, with more vehicles to be added to the scheme shortly.

February 28, 2024

Apply now for flooding financial support

Residents whose homes were internally flooded and businesses who were affected by flooding as a result of Storm Henk in January can now formally apply for financial support in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. They might also be eligible for support if the flooding meant they had to leave their home or […]

Wheelbarrow full of grass cuttings

February 27, 2024

Changes coming next year to garden waste service in South and Vale

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set out plans to change the way their garden waste service is paid for in 2025. The councils’ have agreed the introduction of a permit scheme from April 2025 which will include subscribers receiving a sticker for their bins to identify them as fully paid-up […]

Image of community signage in Henley, with signs pointing to wildlife area, town centre, information centre, station, museum and toilets, old fire station gallery, playground and bowling green.

February 26, 2024

Funding boost for community infrastructure

Town and parish councils and not-for-profit community groups in South Oxfordshire can now bid for their share in £750,000 of new funding to improve or deliver new community amenities. The Community Infrastructure Levy Pilot Grant Fund will give organisations a financial boost of between £75,000 to £250,000 per project for new or expanded facilities, including […]

I picture of a man getting into a taxi

February 23, 2024

Driver counts cost of letting car be used as taxi without licence during Henley Regatta

A driver who let his car be used as a taxi during the Henley Regatta despite the vehicle  being unlicensed has been ordered to pay more than £1,500 in fines and costs. Raja Ilyas Hussain, 43, of Doolittle Avenue, High Wycombe, was found guilty of permitting his vehicle to be used as a hackney carriage […]

February 23, 2024

Marking two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, councils reaffirm support for Ukrainian households living in the Vale and South Oxfordshire

Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing at South Oxfordshire District Council, said:  “With heavy hearts on the 24th February we mark two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the 400 or so South Oxfordshire Ukrainian residents living with loss and uncertainty as to when the war might end. “We […]

February 23, 2024

Local services and community funding guaranteed after South Oxfordshire budget approved

Quality, cost-effective local services, significant support for community projects and investment in local facilities are guaranteed in South Oxfordshire after members voted to approve the 2024-2025 district council budget.

February 16, 2024

Community grants and secure finances in South Oxfordshire’s draft 2024-25 budget

Careful financial management means that community projects across South Oxfordshire will continue to benefit from significant funding during 2024-25.