Vale News - May 2019

Vale News - May 2019

Local Elections 2019

We held a local election on Thursday 2 May for residents in our district to vote on who'd they'd like to represent them in their parish and district councils. Visit our website to see who your district councillors are for your own and other areas.

OVO Energy Women's Tour

On 12 June, around 100 elite women cyclists will be making their way through our region. Starting at 10.30am from Henley, the race will enter our district just after midday in Harwell and leave via Faringdon on their way to the finish line at Blenheim Palace. There will be rolling road closures at these approximate times prior to the race cyclists coming through:

  • 12.17pm at Harwell
  • 12.23pm at the Hendreds
  • 12.32pm at Wantage
  • 12.57pm at Faringdon
For the full route and more details please see the OVO Energy Women's Tour website.

Thousands of cycling fans are expected to visit our area to watch the race, generating lots of unique opportunities for local businesses to get involved and also to become a race sponsor. Tell you local restaurants, bars, hotels, B&Bs and shops along the route, our website has lots of information on how independent business can increase visiting customers.

Take a look at the Vale4Business website for more ideas and sponsorship packages available.

Extra garden waste

If you've signed up for our brown bin collections, you can put out extra garden waste on the week commencing 13 May. During this week, you can leave extra garden waste in bin liners or non-trade waste sacks next to your full brown bin on your usual collection day.

Our garden waste is taken to a recycling plant in the county, where it's used to make compost that goes to local farmers, allotment holders and an annual compost giveaway. You can find out more details on our brown bins in our FAQ page here.

Bank Holiday bin collections

It's another Bank Holiday - so as well as an extra day off, this means that we will be emptying your bins on a different day following the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May.

For details about the changes to waste and collections over the May Bank Holiday please see our Bank Holiday collections page.

Rogue traders and fly-tipping

One of our residents, recently reported that a man was impersonating a council officer and offered to take their scrap metal and rubbish away.

Our officers or waste crews would never knock on doors to offer this service - even if you've booked and paid for a bulky waste collection with us.

Homeowners renovating their property need to make sure they dispose of any waste legally and, if they choose to employ someone to remove waste, they must use a registered waste carrier.

If a homeowner employs someone who isn't registered and the rubbish is then dumped illegally, it is the homeowner that could be issued a fixed penalty notice or prosecuted for the dumped waste despite not fly-tipping it themselves.

You can find out about how we arrange bulky waste collections and how to stay legal when paying someone else to take rubbish away on our website.

Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2019 11:46 by Joanne Myers

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