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February 21, 2020

Motions agreed at South Oxfordshire District Council

South Oxfordshire District Council met twice this month, 13 and 20 February, to debate and approve the budget 2021/22, to set the Council Tax, and to consider four motions.  The first motion put forward was to request that the Council condemn all hate crimes and deplore the rise in hate crimes against members of the […]

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February 21, 2020

Call for new measures to help improve taxi safety

Councillors at Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have unanimously backed a motion calling on the government to introduce new measures designed to improve safety standards for taxis. Councillors Alison Jenner (Vale) and Anne-Marie Simpson (South) proposed the motion at their respective council meetings on 12 and 20 February following significant concerns […]

February 19, 2020

South Oxfordshire budget signals the start of significant plans to address financial challenges

At its meeting on Thursday 13 February, South Oxfordshire District Council approved its budget for 2020/21, marking the start of significant plans to address its financial challenges. The district council has agreed to allocate £500,000 over the next two years for a ‘Transformation’ budget to support its financial stability.  This will include a review of a […]

February 19, 2020

Over £26,000 given to improve Chinnor football pitches

Chinnor Youth Football Club have received a big boost of £26,377 to help keep their pitches in good condition thanks to an agreement South Oxfordshire District Council struck with a housing developer building homes nearby.  The funds are from developer contributions for the new homes at the former Chinnor Garden Centre in Thame Road and […]

February 14, 2020

Leader’s report to Council – 13 February 2020

Firstly, a big thank you to all of those involved in putting on and manning the exhibition about our new offices which we hope to be in use just along the road in the not-too-distant future. We wish the team well in bringing this exciting project to fruition and of course Andrea who will be […]

February 14, 2020

Letter from the Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council to The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, regarding the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034

Following Oxfordshire County Council’s decision to accept a possible government invitation to progress the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034, Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has written to The Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State Housing, Communities and Local Government:

February 13, 2020

Bicester revealed as start location for prestigious women’s cycling race

BICESTER is to host the start of the prestigious Women’s Tour professional cycling race, which will pedal from the town on Monday 08 June, it was announced today (Thursday, 13 February). Oxfordshire pro-cyclist, Katie Scott, joined community cycling groups and local children from Bicester’s Longfields Primary School and The Cooper School (secondary); at the official announcement in the town’s […]

February 11, 2020

Statement from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, spoke to Oxfordshire County Councillors on 11 February ahead of their decision to accept a possible government invitation to progress the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034. Following the county council’s decision, Cllr Cooper said: “I regret the decision made by the county council today, and […]

February 7, 2020

South and Vale District Councils push for zero carbon homes in joint response to Government consultation.

In their response to the Government’s Future Homes Standard Consultation, which closes later today, South Oxfordshire District Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council have agreed with the move to produce clearer standards and guidance in line with the recommendations of the Hackitt Review.  Restructuring the guidance so that it is clearer about […]

February 5, 2020

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee agrees plan of action

South Oxfordshire District Council’s Climate Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC) met on 28 January to discuss how the council could introduce new schemes help to tackle climate change.  The committee has recommended a one-year programme of priorities be approved by Council to help start achieving their aims of becoming a carbon neutral council by 2025 and […]