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Cornerstone Arts Centre

February 13, 2024

Securing a bright and exciting future for Cornerstone Arts Centre

Plans are being prepared this month to secure a bright and exciting future for Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot. The much-loved arts centre has provided Didcot and the surrounding areas with an important and vibrant focus for arts and the community for over a decade. Cornerstone supports the wellbeing of residents by offering a high-quality […]

February 12, 2024

Councils have a joint plan for action on air quality

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have adopted a new joint Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) to improve air quality in the districts over the next four years.

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February 9, 2024

Art, theatre, music and crafts celebrate women this March

Celebrate women from all walks of life through a mixture of art, theatre, music, and crafts at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot from 5-9 March, centred around International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March. The celebrations start on Tuesday 5 March, with art from emerging artist Usha dapur Kar from Oxford in her first solo […]

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February 6, 2024

Taxi driver fined for illegally operating in Henley on Thames

A taxi driver is counting the cost of unlawfully plying for trade during the Henley Regatta. Umar Ali, 36 of Manchester Road, Reading, must pay almost £1,000 and had six points added to his DVLA licence after not having the right licence and insurance and not wearing his private hire driver’s badge on July 1 […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

February 1, 2024

Successful recycling districts urge residents to reduce and reuse before recycling

Residents in South Oxfordshire are officially the best recyclers in the country, with residents in the Vale a close third, according to a government league table

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January 22, 2024

Enjoy massive magic, multi-sports and much more this February half-term

Multi-sports, yoga, boxercise and a massive magic show are just some of the free and low-cost activities available for children and their families to enjoy this February half-term.

A football in front of a goal on the ATP at Abbey Sports Centre

January 11, 2024

New pitch at Abbey Sports Centre

Abbey Sports Centre in Berinsfield now boasts a brand new 3G Artificial Turf Pitch for playing 5-a-side football, thanks to an investment of nearly £180,000. The pitch, which is owned by South Oxfordshire District Council, has replaced a surface which was laid in 2009 and was no longer playable. This refurbishment work brings the pitch […]

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January 8, 2024

Successful residential waste collection contract extended

One of the country’s most successful residential waste collection contracts has been extended this month.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils announced an agreement today, to extend their joint contract with waste contractor, Biffa, for two more years. The contract will now run until June 2026. The shared contract has helped keep the […]

January 2, 2024

Local flood warnings and weather alerts

There are reports of properties flooding and road closures in some locations. We have a live website with useful information so you can monitor the situation near you.