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 […]

June 17, 2020

A reminder to residents to recycle responsibly

Thousands of residents in southern Oxfordshire have found their recycling bins unemptied each week because they have put the wrong things in them. Putting non-recyclable items in recycling can contaminate a whole truckload, which is then rejected at the recycling facility. This turns neighbours’ recycling into rubbish and ultimately wastes energy and raw materials by […]

November 19, 2019

Henley Leisure centre refurbishment starts next week

Work to refurbish the dry-side changing rooms at Henley Leisure Centre is set to begin on Monday 25 November 2019.

The work is expected to take around 10 weeks.

The swimming pool and all other facilities will remain open.

August 29, 2019

Concerns over Oxford City’s Local Plan laid out in letter to the council’s leader

South Oxfordshire District Council has written a letter to Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, detailing their concerns over the city’s calculations on new housing needed in light of both councils’ Climate Emergency declarations and opposition to the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.  The city’s emerging Local Plan has information on their proposed housing numbers based […]

August 29, 2019

Call for pension fund to stop fossil fuel investment

The Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council has written to Oxfordshire Pension Fund Committee asking them to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. The Leader, Cllr Sue Cooper, sent the letter to the Committee for the Local Government Pension Scheme for Oxfordshire, which administers pensions for more than 200 employers and thousands of staff – […]

August 29, 2019

Oxford catering company ordered to pay over £2,800 after their waste was fly-tipped in Chalgrove

South Oxfordshire District Council successfully prosecuted Met Catering Ltd. based in Blackbird Leys, for not disposing of waste correctly in February this year.  The company were ordered to pay £2,854 after a large pile of rubble and waste was found by workers on land owned by Graham Packaging Plastics Ltd. in Chalgrove.  During the investigation, […]

August 29, 2019

Speed up investment in Oxfordshire’s railways – council urges government

Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader South Oxfordshire District Council, has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask the government to speed up delivery of several local rail projects currently being discussed in parliament.  As part of the government’s rail infrastructure investment, the council would like to see faster delivery of sustainable rail travel […]

August 29, 2019

Man who failed to make required checks is fined after waste is found fly-tipped

A man from Greater Leys in Oxford has been ordered to pay almost £600 after admitting failing to carry out the required checks when arranging for waste to be taken away from his property.  The waste had been found fly-tipped in Garsington. Lee Loveridge, 40, of Plover Drive, Greater Leys, appeared at Oxford Magistrates Court […]

August 29, 2019

Committee to tackle the climate emergency to meet for the first time

A new council committee in South Oxfordshire that will help tackle the climate emergency is due to meet for the first time in September. At its July meeting, South Oxfordshire District Council agreed unanimously to establish the specialist committee to advise the council on how it can tackle local issues affected by the climate emergency. […]

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 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, […]

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