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£240,000 for newt conservation

South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils have helped raise more than £240,000 for great crested newt habitats.

The funds have been raised over three years through an ongoing, innovative conservation scheme to protect the newts, which are a European protected species.

The councils have a Natural England licence allowing them to authorise developers to undertake work that may... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:43 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Consultation launched on Oxfordshire’s draft transport blueprint

Consultation launched on Oxfordshire’s draft transport blueprint

Residents and organisations across Oxfordshire are being offered the chance to help shape the transformation of transport and digital connectivity across the county in a new consultation from 15 February to 28 March on a draft blueprint for the future.

With the need for climate action, helping create healthy communities and addressing air quality at the heart of council thinking, the new local transport... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 15:29 by Joanne Myers

Tags: OCC

Press release: The Beacon in Wantage becomes location for COVID-19symptom-free testing programme

From tomorrow (23rd February) The Beacon in Wantage will become a Covid-19 testing site for public-facing workers and volunteers who are not displaying symptoms.

People in these roles who cannot work from home and do not have access to workplace testing will be able to book a weekly test at the centre. Tests take only 15 minutes with results available within an hour.

South and Vale district councils... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 14:01 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Coronavirus

Vale Council announces new owner for Old Abbey House

Old Abbey House in Abingdon is set to get a new lease of life as a 20-bedroom boutique hotel, after Vale of White Horse District Council agreed to sell it to Oxfordshire building company Ede Holdings Ltd.

The Witney-based, family-run business has bought the property for £927,000 after putting forward a successful bid to bring the building back into use. The new hotel will create jobs for local... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:52 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Two district councils join Oxfordshire Greentech to help local businesses tackle the climate emergency

Two district councils join Oxfordshire Greentech to help local businesses tackle the climate emergency

As part of their commitments to help the districts become carbon neutral, Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils have struck up a brand-new partnership to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint.

As Strategic Partners, the councils will be working with Oxfordshire Greentech to help connect businesses with specialist suppliers, customers and support organisations, and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:48 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Vale of White Horse - Town and Parish update – 18 February

Vale of White Horse - Town and Parish update – 18 February

Covid-19 updates

COVID-19 rates across Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire cases of Covid-19 are on the decline but overall, the rates and pressure on the NHS remain high.

The latest weekly Covid-19 rate for the Vale is 66.2 per 100,000 population.

Whilst things are certainly moving in the right direction the message to convey to residents remains the same – we need to keep sticking to the rules to protect... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:45 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Help us make sure our community is counted

Help us make sure our community is counted

Households across England and Wales will soon be asked to take part in the Census on the 21st March 2021.The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941.

It will be the first run predominantly online, with households receiving a letter with... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:39 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Census

Food hampers available for families or vulnerable people

Food hampers available for families or vulnerable people

We've had this lovely message from Craig Farley of Hillsong Church. If you know anyone who is in need, do get in touch with him.

"My name is Craig, and I am the pastor of Hillsong church in Oxford, we are currently partnering with churches across the uk and the government to provide food hamper boxes to the value of £30 of non-perishable items that would help to bless a family or anyone who is... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:38 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Food parcel

Active Challenge Cards

Active Challenge Cards

Active Leaders have created sets of Active Challenge Cards to vary PE provision taught online. These free resources can be found on their website. There's lots of fun activities for children of all ages. Find the resources at:

www.activeleaders.co.uk/games-and-challenges.

In addition, they also run Active Leaders (Year 10+) and Junior Active Leaders (Years 5 & 6) courses. For further information,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 10:35 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Excercise

Brown bins important message

Brown bins important message

The Brown Bin collection service will recommence starting Mon 15th Feb.

Posted: Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:17 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

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