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December 20, 2023

Motions agreed at South Oxfordshire District Council – 14 December 2023

South Oxfordshire District Council met on Thursday 14 December, to consider Treasury management for 2022/23, adoption and implementation of a modified council tax reduction scheme for 2024/2025, the council tax base for 2024/25, the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Lewknor, Towersey and Wheatley, the appointment of a councillors’ allowances scheme review panel, proposed revisions to the […]

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December 20, 2023

Drivers convicted for illegal taxi operations at Henley Regatta

Two private hire drivers illegally plying for trade have been fined following undercover checks at Henley Regatta.

December 15, 2023

A statement from Cllr David Rouane, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

With another new year nearly upon us, it’s always a good time to reflect on what has been achieved in the past 12 months. As well as reflecting on achievements, it’s also important to recognise the challenges we’ve all faced. Although the pandemic feels behind us now, it’s still having an impact on economics and […]

December 12, 2023

Leisure centres install fan-tastic new energy saving measures

South Oxfordshire District Council has installed new energy saving measures at Didcot Wave Leisure Centre aiming to make the swimming pool area more comfortable for users, while also cutting the centre’s energy bills by more than a third.

December 8, 2023

Council services over Christmas and New Year 2023/24

A guide to council services over the Christmas and New Year period when the council offices are closed to the public.

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December 7, 2023

Celebrate family and friendship at Cornerstone this Christmas

Get ready to be swept away by the enchanting magic of Lyngo Theatre’s Heart of Winter this December at Cornerstone Arts Centre Didcot. Heart of Winter is a new musical show which warmly celebrates family, friendship and the good fortune of finding the winter we really need and want…with the precious festive offering of lots of fluffy snow! Christmas is coming and Sally can’t sleep – it’s […]

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December 4, 2023

Join the fight against festive food waste – put your knowledge to the test and you could win a £100 farm shop voucher!

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being challenged to put their knowledge of food waste to the test and be in with the chance of winning a voucher worth £100 for a local farm shop and a hamper containing items to help reduce their waste!   Nationally, too much of […]

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November 27, 2023

Joint Scrutiny Committee postponed

The South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council Joint Scrutiny Committee meeting this evening has been postponed. Once it has been rearranged, the new dates will be posted on our committee meeting calendar web page.

November 18, 2023

Preparation underway for next stage of Joint Local Plan

Innovative new planning policies to help two Oxfordshire districts reach their full potential and address challenges they face, are on the local agenda – and you’ll soon be able to have your say. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are preparing to launch a second round of consultation early next year to […]

November 9, 2023

Repeat fly-tipper prosecuted after failing to learn lesson

A woman caught fly-tipping for the second time has been ordered to pay more than £2,500 after dumping household rubbish in Garsingston. Taise Ronchi, 40, of Farm Close, Kidlington, attended Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 3 November where she pleaded guilty to the unlawful deposit of waste.  Magistrates heard how, in November 2020, Ms Ronchi […]