Free parking in the run up to Christmas

Drivers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse can benefit from free parking in district council car parks on certain days in December. The annual free parking tradition is provided by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils to encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents. The free parking […]

August 29, 2019

Earth Trust charity quiz night – 4 September

Quiz fans from across southern Oxfordshire are expected to converge on Little Wittenham this September and everyone is invited.  The quiz night, on 4 September, to help raise funds for local environmental charity, Earth Trust and takes place in their beautiful 19th century barn.  Teams of up to six people can sign up for what’s […]

August 29, 2019

Free PopUp Business School is coming to Shrivenham

This autumn, the South and Vale Business Support Team will bring the free five-day PopUp Business School to Shrivenham for people looking to start and/or expand their own business without using any money.  Each day from 7-11 October, the PopUp Business School will be held at the Viscountess Barrington’s Memorial Hall, from 10am to 3pm, […]

August 29, 2019

Three men ordered to pay almost £5,000 for environmental crimes

Three men have been successfully prosecuted by Vale of White Horse District Council after fly-tips were found in Longworth and Marcham, and building waste was illegally left at a household waste recycling centre earlier this year.  The men were ordered to pay a total of nearly £5,000 after their cases were heard at Oxford Magistrates’ […]

August 29, 2019

Residents urged to respond to their yellow letter

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are urged to respond to a yellow letter which will arrive through their letter boxes in the coming days. The annual ‘Household Enquiry Form’ requires people to confirm everyone over the age of 16 who currently lives in their property. As soon as people get […]

August 29, 2019

Vale of White Horse to give money towards Natural Flood Management in Abingdon

Vale of White Horse District Council has agreed to contribute £68,075 towards Natural Flood Management to help alleviate flood risk in Abingdon. The council’s cabinet agreed to make the payment to the Environment Agency at a meeting earlier today (2 August) and this will go towards the employment of a natural flood management project manager […]

August 29, 2019

Festival grants open for applications

Organisers of community events in the Vale are invited to apply for some of the £10,000 worth of festival and events grants on offer from Vale of White Horse District Council. Recently the council grants have helped fund many events across the Vale including Oxfordshire Play Association free children’s activity days, Abingdon Cycling Festival and […]

August 29, 2019

Audited accounts for Vale of White Horse District Council – update

After the end of each financial year (31 March) the council has to publish a statement of accounts. These are compiled in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the CIPFA Local Authority Accounting Code of Practice. The unaudited Statement of Accounts for 2018/19 are available online here. The Council’s Statement of Accounts are then […]

August 29, 2019

Leisure, health and well-being in the Vale

Vale of White Horse District Council is currently developing a new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the district. Among other issues, the strategy will identify the district’s local health challenges and use of leisure services across the Vale. The council intends to bring a draft strategy to Cabinet in January 2020. The new strategy will be […]

August 29, 2019

Vote for a name for a new boat

The council needs your help –  Vale of White Horse District Council has been offered the chance to name a new boat belonging to Abingdon Rowing Club and it is inviting everyone to help choose one. To vote for your favourite simply click  here. The council gave the club a capital grant of £3,809 towards rowing […]

August 29, 2019

Measures taken to keep geese off Abbey Meadow splash park

Vale of White Horse District Council has put up a temporary barrier around part of the splash park area at Abbey Meadow in Abingdon following concerns about geese making a mess with their droppings on the children’s splash pads and the surrounding grassy area. Staff spend several hours most days cleaning the feature before the […]

1 2 3