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Vale Community infrastructure – we want your views

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Community Infrastructure - we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned growth across the District.

The council is asking the public and local businesses and organisations to comment on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). More »

These consultations relate to how the council raises money for infrastructure – the council also recently updated its strategy on how it spends that money.

The Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule sets the rates developers are required to pay towards the provision of transport schemes, schools, community facilities, health and social care facilities, parks, green spaces, leisure facilities and more.

The council's current CIL Charging Schedule came into effect in November 2017. Since then, Part 2 of the Vale Local Plan 2031 has been adopted, which includes additional site allocations which mean additional infrastructure is required to support the planned growth. This, together with changes to the CIL Regulations has resulted in the need for the council's CIL Charging Schedule to be reviewed.

The council has also undertaken a review of its current Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which was adopted in September 2017. This is used to seek developer contributions through Section 106 Agreements from new developments to fund infrastructure alongside CIL.

The consultations on both draft documents run from Monday 11 January until midnight on Monday 8 February.

How to view the consultation documents and take part

All documents available for comment for both consultations can be viewed and accessed electronically via the respective consultation pages for the CIL Charging Schedule and the Developer Contributions SPD.

Hard copies of the consultation documents have been placed at the district council offices on Milton Park, however unfortunately the offices are currently closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To view hard copies, please get in touch on planning.policy@whitehorsedc.gov.uk or 01235 422600 to discuss options.


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Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2021 12:00 by Joanne Myers

Improving our mental wellbeing through physical activity

Being physically active is beneficial to both physical and mental health. Moving more can improve our mental wellbeing by raising self-esteem, improve mood, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, sleep better, and help connect with others.

GO Active have a wide range of activities to suit all and within all of Oxfordshire's districts. Whether you are looking for a cycle or walking route, a group exercise class or you simply want ideas of activities and exercises you can do in the comfort of your home. More »

Click the following link to find an activity for you! https://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/active-body-healthy-mind.

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Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:04 by Joanne Myers

Update - Library Services during Lockdown period

from 4 January, national lockdown restrictions mean the following services are available at 14 libraries:

  • New click and collect service. This is a free service available to library members! Tell us what sort of books you like to read and choose a library collection point from the list - our experienced and knowledgeable library staff will then handpick up to six books that fit your interests and preferences. We aim to meet your request within 24 hours, and we will contact you when your order is available, and you'll have three days to collect your books! We will aim to select books that you'll enjoy, but even if we do not always hit the mark, it could be fun and exciting. Who knows, you might discover something new!
  • Reservation service via the online library catalogue or the library app
  • Prebooked access to computers
  • Returning items through the Library Letterbox

The above services are available at the following libraries: More »

Residents can also access our extensive online services, providing inspiration, creativity and relaxation. Ebooks and audio, online music library, Pressreader and RBdigital magazines as well as lots of free resources to help with studying at home are all available at the click of a button!

All loan periods have been extended until April 2021 and you will not incur fines.

All activities in libraries have been cancelled until further notice, however we are still providing activites, storytimes and Rhymetimes for the UnderFives via our Wantage Library Facebook page!

If you could share this information via any enewsletters, websites and social media pages, to your residents and students, that would be greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries about services being provided during this lockdown period.

Assistant Library Manager

Wantage Library

Stirlings Road



OX12 7BB

Tel: 01235 762291

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Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 18:00 by Joanne Myers