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July 3, 2023

Didcot prepares to party!

Who’s ready to party? Head to Didcot this summer, the place to be for free and fun activities for everyone to enjoy from the 22 July – 30 August. The Didcot Garden Party launches on Saturday 22 July with an all-day event at Cornerstone Arts Centre that will start at 11am and run through until […]

June 28, 2023

CCTV upgrade rolls out across Wallingford

Thirteen new high-definition CCTV cameras have been installed in Wallingford to provide a safer town centre for residents and visitors. The digital cameras directly replace the outdated analogue CCTV system which will provide CCTV operators and emergency services with much better picture clarity to help support public safety. The new cameras are also more energy […]

Concept image of proposed council headquarters at Didcot Gateway. View from across Station Road by the railway station entrance

June 23, 2023

Latest images unveiled for new council HQ

A new building that will kickstart the revitalisation of Didcot Gateway is now one step closer, with updated images of the proposed council headquarters released today and a formal planning application expected soon.  The building will be the first step to bring new life into this historically neglected site, providing more confidence for future business […]

photo of the Armed Forces Day flag flying at Abbey House

June 23, 2023

Flag raised to mark Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June is our chance to show our support to everyone in the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. To mark the occasion, Cllr David Bretherton, Armed Forces and Veteran’s Champion at South Oxfordshire District Council, helped to raise the official Armed Forces […]

June 21, 2023

Garden waste fly-tip is a costly mistake

A man has been ordered to pay more than £1,400 after garden waste was found dumped near Great Haseley in South Oxfordshire. Karl Horwood, 60, of Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 16 June when he admitted failing in his duty of care for waste disposal.  Mr Horwood had been arrested a […]

June 21, 2023

Ukrainian housing officer Olha now helping others find their feet

Supporting Refugee Week, Olha, who works as part of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils’ Ukraine Support, shares her experience leaving Ukraine, arriving in the UK, finding work and accommodation, and settling in her family to life in the UK. Olha arrived in the UK in May 2022 and came to the […]

June 19, 2023

Wallingford and Henley looking to secure bathing water status

We are planning to apply for bathing water status on the River Thames at Wallingford and Henley, which, if awarded, should result in a safer, less polluted environment for swimmers, river users and wildlife.

June 15, 2023

Have your say on air quality

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have put together a new plan of action for the next four years to improve air quality in the districts and now they are asking residents to have their say on the proposals. The current plans have been in place for eight to nine years and […]

Graphic showing three wheelie bins, a food caddie, a litter bin and a waste truck

June 12, 2023

Let’s talk rubbish! Tell us what you think of our waste services

Complete our wheelie big waste survey!

June 5, 2023

Didcot Garden Party has something for everyone to enjoy this summer

Didcot Garden Party is back this summer, bigger and better than before with a great selection of free activities for everyone to enjoy. From creative and arts activities, to sport, yoga and live music there is something to suit all ages and interests. The party starts on Saturday 22 July and will run through to […]