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Councils offer the chance to win a Micro scooter as part of their air quality superhero competition for primary school children

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have launched a competition for primary school children to design a superhero to tackle air pollution. The councils will be giving a new Micro scooter* as a top prize to one winner in each district. Children can draw their superheroes or create them as models. The […]

January 25, 2021

Residents feedback and update on local projects discussed at Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board members are meeting on Monday 25 January to find out how the first Residents Sounding Board meeting went and to hear the latest on planned improvements for the town.  The Residents Sounding Board is one of three groups set up by Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils […]

January 22, 2021

Community testing to be available for some key workers from early February

Community COVID-19 testing services for key workers will start to be rolled out in Oxfordshire in early February. It will use rapid lateral flow tests to help identify people who have COVID but display no symptoms. Identifying infectious individuals early, isolating them, and tracing their contacts can reduce transmission of the virus significantly. The new […]

January 15, 2021

Council response to the government’s consultation on Covid-19 funding

The Government provided details of the Covid-19 funding for local government in 2021-22. The Government also set up a consultation on the local government finance settlement 2021-22. South Oxfordshire District Council’s response to the consultation is summarised below: We welcome the additional funding support being proposed for councils for 2021-22.  However, are concerned that the additional funding […]

January 15, 2021

A statement from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

We support Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health’s message on the importance of continuing to follow the lockdown guidelines. Whilst the daily rate of new Covid-19 figures can fluctuate, figures for the whole of Oxfordshire remain high, hospitalisations and deaths are rising, and as we know this new variant is extremely infectious. […]

January 14, 2021

Residents in southern Oxfordshire should not go cold and hungry this winter.

The Winter Support Grant Scheme is now available for residents in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse who need help to buy food and heating their homes this winter.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have been working with Oxfordshire County Council and other district councils to distribute the nearly £1.4million […]

January 12, 2021

First tenant moves into new housing project for homeless people in southern Oxfordshire

A former rough sleeper has started the new year by moving into a new home thanks to a new housing project for homeless people in southern Oxfordshire. Six new long-term homes have been provided for former rough sleepers in the south of the county following the success of a pilot project called ‘Housing First’ run […]

January 11, 2021

South and Vale businesses urged to sign up to mailing list for the latest news on financial support

Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to sign up to the South and Vale Business Support mailing list to ensure they keep up to date with the latest news about the financial support available to them during the ongoing restrictions. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District […]

January 8, 2021

Letter to Garden Waste customers in South Oxfordshire

Dear Garden Waste customers in South Oxfordshire As some of you already know, like many other local authorities, we have had to temporarily delay the start of our garden waste service which was due to commence on 11 January following the usual suspension over Christmas and New Year, which we do to allow crews to […]

January 6, 2021

Support available for residents and businesses during the national lockdown

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse district councils are reassuring residents and businesses that help is available, should they need it during the latest national lockdown.  Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Monday 4 January, England has now entered a new national lockdown, meaning that people should stay at home and […]

December 23, 2020

A statement from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

We’ve now learned that our district – along with the rest of Oxfordshire – will be in tier 4 from Boxing Day. This means that we all must stay at home to protect ourselves, our families, our communities and the NHS. The number of cases in South Oxfordshire has been rising significantly in the past […]

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