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People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can park for free on specific days this December and are being urged to use this opportunity to support their local shops and cafes in the run up to Christmas.

Each year Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils provide free parking days during December to help encourage people to shop locally for their Christmas presents.

With... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:05 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Free parking at Oxford’s park and rides during Christmas period

Read the story on the OCC website here or below:

Shoppers and people planning to support hospitality businesses in the run-up to Christmas are being encouraged to do so safely and avoid the busiest times.

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are providing free parking at Oxford's five park and ride sites from Saturday 5 December until Sunday 27 December, to support businesses and help reduce... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 10:02 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Oxfordshire County Council

Guidance for the Christmas period

Guidance for the Christmas period

The Government published guidance for the Christmas period in England. From 2 December to 23 December, local restrictions in the tier in which you are staying should be followed.

From 23 December to 27 December, you may choose to form a Christmas bubble which allows you to spend time together in private homes, to attend places of worship, or meet in a public outdoor place. From 28 December, you must... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 Dec 2020 09:57 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Coronavirus

TTRO (T8341) Temporary Road Closure, Steventon, B4017 High Street

Temporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure and "No Waiting" restriction at

In the interests of public safety, it will be necessary for Oxfordshire County Council to close the road and impose a 'No Waiting' restriction as detailed above to facilitate carriageway patching work.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closure... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:02 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Road Closure

Response to the Chancellor’s spending review from Vale of White Horse District Council

Response to the Chancellor’s spending review from Vale of White Horse District Council

In response to the Chancellor's spending review announcement on 25 November 2020:

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said:

"The additional funding for local government should help towards some of the gaps associated with the pandemic - the enormous level of support we've provided to our communities and businesses has severely impacted our finances, as has the loss... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:54 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Zero Emission Zone pilot proposal out for final consultation

Zero Emission Zone pilot proposal out for final consultation

The final consultation for the proposed Oxford Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has now opened and runs until midnight on Sunday 17 January 2021.

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are now asking for views from residents, businesses and visitors on a revised ZEZ pilot proposal after a similar consultation was paused in March 2020 because of the pandemic.

The proposed ZEZ pilot aims to reduce... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:31 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Oxfordshire County Council

White Ribbon Day – 25 November 2020

White Ribbon Day – 25 November 2020

Our community safety team is supporting White Ribbon Day next Wednesday when people across the world say no to violence against women. During the coronavirus pandemic victims of domestic abuse have found it harder than ever to report abuse, as their opportunities to make that crucial call while they're abuser is away, have been limited even more. For this reason the police have introduced the 'Silent... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:23 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Thames Valley Police

New Covid compliance marshals to help support communities

We've appointed two Covid Compliance Marshals who will very soon be out and about in South and Vale to help keep communities safe during the current lockdown and beyond.

These two new marshals will be out in the districts once they've had training. They will:

  • encourage and support businesses to trade as safely as possible
  • liaise with business owners, members of the public and others to answer enquiries,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:21 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Coronavirus

Businesses can now apply for lockdown support grants

There's new support grant funding worth up to £3,000 a month per business. Those needing help can apply for one of two grants available.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (for businesses required to close)

This scheme is for businesses which pay rates and have been forced to close due to the national lockdown. This grant is also available to businesses that have closed their main operations, but... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:19 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Coronavirus

New speeding taskforce group aims to save lives

Read the story on the Oxfordshire County Council website, or below:

Residents will be given more of a say on how to stop drivers speeding in their neighbourhoods, thanks to a new organisation set up to tackle the problem in Oxfordshire.

The speeding taskforce group is a joint initiative involving Oxfordshire County Council, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Thames Valley Police and the Thames Valley... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 10:05 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Oxfordshire County Council

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