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Consultation - OP2050 What Future Do We Want?

The consultation on the Oxfordshire 2050 Plan (Reg 18 Part 2) is running until 8 October. This consultation will be critical in setting the growth targets and areas for growth for the county for the next generation.

Need not Greed Oxfordshire believes that all the growth options presented are excessive and that

➜ the need is not for more housing, but for more affordable housing;

➜ focusing so much... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:16 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Consultation

Oxford-Cambridge Arc public consultation

Thursday, 2 September 2021 Dear Parish Councillor, Re: Oxford-Cambridge Arc public consultation – closes on 12 October 2021 On 20th July, central government published a consultation to engage with local communities about the future of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, seeking views to help shape a vision for the Spatial Framework. It's about this consultation that we write today, as we urgently want... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:13 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Consultation

Garden waste service update (Vale of White Horse District Council)

We regret to inform you that garden waste collections in our districts will remain paused at this time to ensure we can continue to provide core waste collections – rubbish, recycling and food – without major disruptions.

The garden waste service was suspended last month due to our contractor, Biffa, struggling with the national shortage of HGV drivers, and during that time we have been... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:38 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Garden Waste

County libraries set to return to pre-pandemic opening hours

Residents of Oxfordshire can look forward to the return of pre-pandemic opening hours at the county's libraries from Monday, 6 September.

During the pandemic, hours were reduced to allow additional safety measures to be monitored by staff. As these have been eased over the past few months, evening and Saturday opening hours can be restored.

Mark Haynes, Director for Customer Experience and Cultural Services,... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 17:32 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Library

Oxfordshire Plan 2050

Oxfordshire Plan 2050

Please see link for poster

Posted: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 12:56 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Oxfordshire

Garden Waste Collections

Dear Garden Waste customers,

We have taken the difficult decision to suspend our garden waste collections.

As you may already be aware, waste collection services right across the country have been suffering from disruption over the past few weeks. This has been the case in South Oxfordshire too.

The national and local disruption is due to the ongoing issues of a shortage of HGV drivers, as a result of... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:44 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Garden Waste

Book a test drive and join the electric vehicle revolution

Book a test drive and join the electric vehicle revolution

Read the story and watch the video on the Oxfordshire County Council website or below:

Three test drive events are taking place in Oxfordshire next month to showcase electric vehicles (EVs) and an innovative new way of charging them aimed at people without off-street parking.

Oxfordshire's park and charge team will be running live roadshow events... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 07:26 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Transport Electric cars

Your annual voter registration letter is coming – please check the details!

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being urged to check the details on a letter they will receive from their district council from the end of July.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be sending a 'Canvass Communication Form' to every home requiring the residents to check the details of everyone over the age of 16 that lives in their property.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:05 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Voting

Dog Fouling Letter from Waste Team Oxfordshire

Dear residents, The parish council has reported to us that there is a growing dog fouling issue across our districts. Although there are many benefits that come with owning a dog (especially during lockdown), there are also responsibilities which include cleaning up after your dog. Please be aware that it is an offence to not clean up after your dog or leave used dog waste bags anywhere other than... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:03 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Dog Fouling

Free Activity Trails for children in the School Holidays

From Monday 9 August to Monday 30 August South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are running FREE Litter Bug Detectives Trails for children in 19 sites across southern Oxfordshire with the chance for schools to win litter picking equipment.

The trails are being managed by local town and parish councils and follow on from a successful pilot of the scheme in four parks at May half... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 11:01 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Children, School Holidays

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