Author: Joanne Myers

Vale of White Horse District Council committee recommends that the council and district aim to become carbon neutral

A new council committee in Vale of White Horse, which aims to help tackle the climate emergency, met for the first time this week and unanimously recommended that the council should aspire to become carbon neutral by 2030 and become a carbon neutral district by 2045.

As a first step, the committee is recommending the council should aim for a 75 per cent reduction in carbon emissions in their own operations... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:52 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Motions agreed at Vale of White Horse District Council meeting

The full council meeting of Vale of White Horse District Council on Wednesday 9 October saw a number of decisions being agreed including these motions put forward by councillors which covered EU citizens' rights, investments in low carbon funds, the A34 and changes to working with regional development organisations.

The council asked officers to prepare a report on what more the council could do to... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:22 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Electric Blanket Testing

Electric Blanket Testing – OCC's Fire & Rescue Service have arranged an Electric Blanket Testing programme. The service will be at Abingdon Fire Station, Ock Street on the 11th October or the Old Mill Hall in Wantage on 25th October.

To book a safety check appointment please ring 01865 895999 or email communityengagement@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Posted: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:21 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter 15/10/2019

Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter 15/10/2019

Priorities
Rural Crime – Last week - Sunday 6th October – Sunday 13th October was a national Operation to target rural crime, the South & Vale Police area ran a week long operation as part of this, which included high visibility patrols, especially at 'hotspot' areas, visits to farms and rural businesses with enforcement of any offences. This included partnership working with Council... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:07 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Thames Valley Police

Temporary Road Closure , Sutton Courtenay, Drayton Road

emporary Traffic Regulation Notice – S14 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure at Sutton Courtenay , Drayton Road

A request has been received from Thames Water for a temporary road closure to apply to a section of Drayton Road whilst new water main connection works are carried out.

A temporary Notice is being made to implement the temporary closures and will operate from the 25... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:49 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Road Closure

Oxfordshire Youth Opportunity Fund

Oxfordshire Youth Opportunity Fund… your community's chance to bid for funding

Voluntary and community organisations are being invited to bid for portions of Oxfordshire County Council's new £1m two-year grant fund: Youth Opportunity Fund.

Feedback from Oxfordshire residents points to strong support for improving community-run youth services. This new fund is available to help existing... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:28 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Oxfordshire County Council

Vale of White Horse Climate Emergency AdvisoryCommittee meeting

The Vale Climate Emergency Advisory Committee is set to meet for the first time at 6pm on Tuesday 15 October.

The politically balanced committee meeting is open for anyone to attend and, chaired by Cllr David Grant, members will discuss recommendations on targets to becoming carbon neutral.

The committee will discuss three recommendation options:

  1. To become a carbon neutral council. This could help the... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:08 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Police & Crime Bulletin October 2019

Police & Crime Bulletin October 2019

October 2019

  • 183 new police officers announced
  • Introducing Police Horse Viktor
  • GPS tagging
  • Rural Crime Week
  • Thames Valley rated "Good"
  • Presentation ceremony for voluntary groups
  • Announcements by the Home Secretary
  • Join the conversation
  • Have your say in my policing and crime survey

Click to view my monthly video online...

183 new police officers announced in first phase of recruitment

The Home Office have announced... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:05 by Joanne Myers

Tags: Thames Valley Police

Have your say on a new homelessness strategy for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Have your say on a new homelessness strategy for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Released on 14 October 2019

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are asking people for their views on a new strategy to address homelessness and rough sleeping.

By law, local authorities are required to publish a homelessness and rough sleeping strategy every five years - the current South... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:54 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC

Vale of White Horse District Council agrees to adopts Local Plan Part 2

ale of White Horse District Council have agreed to adopt Part Two of the district's Local Plan.

The decision was made, unopposed, at a meeting at The Beacon in Wantage last night (9 October).

The council adopted Part One of its Local Plan in 2016, which dealt with the main housing sites and policies. Part Two deals with more detailed policies used in the determination of planning applications and also... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 12:16 by Joanne Myers

Tags: VWHDC