We work with Vale of White Horse District Council to provide cost-effective services for our residents. We employ around 450 people, most of whom are based at our offices at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB.
Each year, our Council Leader appoints a Chair of the Council – this is a non-political role that involves chairing meetings and representing the council at community events. Find out more information on our Chair here.
The council’s Chief Executive is Mark Stone.
The council’s Acting Deputy Chief Executive’s are:
Our services are divided into the following areas:
Head of department – Emily Cockle
Head of department – Liz Hayden (also Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Head of department – Adrian Duffield
Head of department – James Carpenter
Head of department – Simon Hewings (also Section 151 Officer)
Head of department – Margaret Reed (also Returning Officer, Monitoring Officer and Electoral Registration Officer)
Head of department – Andrew Down
If you have a matter that cannot be dealt with by the relevant team or Head of Department, or you feel you need to escalate it to our Chief Executive Mark Stone, you can do so by emailing Executivesupportsav@southandvale.gov.uk or by calling 01235 422100.
To see job opportunities at the council please see our current vacancies page.
We are required to publish this data on the amount and spend of facility time in respect of staff who are Trade Union representatives
South Oxfordshire District Council’s Constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures the council follows to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by the law, while others are a matter for the council to choose.
To find out more about South Oxfordshire and where you live, you can click on the information about your area section of our home page or for more detail about the district you can head to our where I live page