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Free business school coming to Faringdon

From Monday 4 February, a FREE five-day business course will be coming to Faringdon to help people kick start a new business and to support independent businesses grow and succeed.

The intensive course is being sponsored by Vale of White Horse District Council and run by PopUp Business School. The school will be opening at 10am at the Pump House in the town centre and will include lots of practical... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 09:35 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Vale Chairman's Charity Concert

The Vale Chairman, Councillor Monica Lovatt, is hosting a fund raising concert that will take place in the Amey Theatre in Abingdon on Saturday 2 March at 7.30pm.

The Waterloo Band and Bugles of the Rifles will be playing some well loved tunes under the direction of Major Lawrence Sale, formerly of the of the Scots Guards.

Tickets cost just £12 each or £10 for concessions and are available... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:29 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

South Oxfordshire Local ­­­Plan 2034 - have your say 7 January - 18 February 2019

South Oxfordshire District Council has been working on a new Local Plan to shape the future of our district. Following extensive consultation and gathering of evidence, we have now prepared an updated Local Plan which we are ready to publish prior to this being submitted for independent examination.

You may be aware that in May 2018, councillors asked officers to reassess all main sites available for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:04 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Local Plan 2034

HM Revenue and Customs Alert

HM Revenue and Customs Alert

HM Revenue and Customs Alert

What you need to know
Action Fraud has experienced an increase in the reporting of malicious calls, voicemails, text messages or emails to members of the public purporting to be from HMRC.

The fraudsters state that as a result of their non-payment of tax or other duty, the victim is liable to prosecution or other legal proceedings such as repossession of belongings to settle... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:00 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Action Fraud

Oxfordshire organisations provide exciting visions for county’s future

Oxfordshire organisations provide exciting visions for county’s future

"A vibrant and ecologically sustainable community where everyone can get a house and a suitable job."

This was among the exciting visions for the future of the county outlined by representatives of a variety of organisations at an event for the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.

The event was hosted by Councillor James Mills, leader of West Oxfordshire District Council and Chair of the Plan Member Sub-Group, and... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:56 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Oxfordshire Plan 2050

Alert - Fake Tv Licensing Emails

Alert - Fake Tv Licensing Emails

Action Fraud has received more than 5,000 reports about fake emails and texts purporting to be from TV Licensing. The message contain links to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it's a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Message... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:40 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Thames Valley Police

Survey On An Increase In Council Tax To Help Protect Operational Policing Is Launched

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has launched a survey seeking the public view on an increase in the police element of the council tax by £2 a month*

On Thursday 13 December the Home Secretary announced the provisional police funding settlement for 2019/20. In response to the exceptional operational demands on the police, particularly in areas such... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:26 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Thames Valley Police

Local News from Ed Vaizey MP

Local News from Ed Vaizey MP

Welcome to my final newsletter of the year. May I take this opportunity to send each of you my best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and I hope you all have a peaceful and prosperous start to 2019.

Social Care Funding

Last week the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the final round of a multi-year funding deal for local authorities, worth over £200 billion.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:27 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Ed Vaizey Newsletter

Changes to bin collection days in Vale of White Horseover Christmas and New Year

Changes to bin collection days in Vale of White Horseover Christmas and New Year

Residents in Vale of White Horse are being reminded that their waste and recycling collections will change over the Christmas and New Year period.

The information on the changes and on what to do with extra recycling and food waste at this time of year is on our website .

There are also details on the website about how people can recycle their real Christmas trees.

Brown bin collections (garden waste)... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:51 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Bins, VWHDC

Didcot Garden Town looks forward to the future

Didcot Garden Town looks forward to the future

The Nominated Didcot Garden Town Board recently met to discuss the best way to set up the board for the long-term and how it will move from the vision phase to delivery of the plan.

The nominated board is currently made up from Oxfordshire County, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District and Didcot Town Councils, the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Homes England.

The board's long-term... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:02 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Didcot Garden Town

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