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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 […]

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November 8, 2023

Plans to support the community of Berinsfield approved

A range of projects have been announced that will help support Berinsfield towards becoming a prospering garden village. South Oxfordshire District Council has pledged more than £550,000 to fund the Berinsfield Delivery Plan. The various projects focus on community health and wellbeing, sustainability and the environment, regeneration and development, community infrastructure, active travel, and governance […]

November 8, 2023

Understanding the Net-Zero Challenge for local SMEs

South and Vale have partnered with Oxford Brookes Business School to help build our understanding of the challenges faced by local SMEs in becoming more environmentally sustainable. Funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), the study will lead to creation of a programme of decarbonisation and sustainability support for businesses in our districts. This work will also help […]

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November 6, 2023

Over £440,000 awarded to support swimming pools in South and Vale

Swimming pools across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have been awarded a total of £441,542. The award will help ensure residents continue to have access to good swimming facilities across the two districts. Recent research has shown swimming positively contributes to physical and mental wellbeing, to individual and community development, and helps to […]