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October 30, 2023

Over £130,000 boost for Didcot Wave gym

The Didcot Wave leisure centre is set for a boost of £133,129 towards new gym equipment. The centre, located in Newlands Avenue, Didcot, will benefit from new cardio and resistance gym equipment early next year. The plan is to provide state of the art equipment – with some self-powered items that will reduce the energy […]

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October 27, 2023

Funding boost available for rural businesses and organisations

A new grant scheme has launched for rural businesses and organisations based in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse. The fund is designed to support capital projects for small businesses and community infrastructure that help to improve productivity and strengthen the rural economy and rural communities. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their application […]

October 26, 2023

Affordable housing grant to help address urgent need

More affordable, energy efficient homes will be built in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse thanks to a new improved grant process.

October 24, 2023

New grant to help people stay warm and fed this winter 

A new food and warmth grant will help support people in our communities this winter who may otherwise struggle to afford essential things.   Access to nutritious food and warm homes are basic necessities – but the ongoing impact of the pandemic on people’s finances, health and wellbeing has been further heightened by the cost-of-living […]

October 23, 2023

Brown bin subscribers can leave out extra garden waste

Residents who are subscribed to the district council brown bin garden waste service in South Oxfordshire or the Vale of White Horse can have extra garden waste collected for free, on their normal collection day only, between 30 October and 10 November.

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October 16, 2023

Councils support staff with pledge for the Real Living Wage

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have pledged their ongoing commitment for paying staff at least the Real Living Wage. Both councils currently ensure all directly employed council staff receive at least the Real Living Wage and have done for several years. The Real Living Wage (currently £10.90 with an update due […]

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October 16, 2023

Leader’s statement – 12 October 2023

Cllr David Rouane, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, delivered his Leader’s statement to Council at the meeting on Thursday 12 October 2023. Earlier this week we marked World Homelessness Day and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our team for the tireless work that they do in this area. The impact […]

Hands crafting a snowflake from a piece of white paper

October 11, 2023

Celebrate Christmas at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot is getting ready to celebrate Christmas this year with a range of shows and workshops to suit all ages. Everything starts on Sunday 3 December as part of the Play2Give Didcot Festive Market in the Market Place next door to Cornerstone. Thames Con and Cornerstone present a fun and festive […]

a key to a home

October 9, 2023

Joint leaders’ statement to mark World Homeless Day – 10 October

The following is a joint statement by the leaders of Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils, Cllrs David Rouane and Bethia Thomas to mark World Homeless Day on 10 October: “As international attention focuses today on homelessness, we believe everyone should have somewhere they feel safe and secure that they can call […]

October 2, 2023

Fun for all the family this October half-term 

A range of free and low-cost fun activities are available for children and their families during the October half-term across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.  Provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, sessions include fun outdoor orienteering and events inside such as dance, sports, theatre and much more.  Here’s a full run down of […]