Author: Liz Cruse

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

Fun for all the family as splash pads in the Vale reopen in time for the summer holidays

Splash pads at Abbey Meadow in Abingdon and Wantage Memorial Park will reopen from Monday 19 July with guaranteed fun for all the family.

The reopening follows the announcement from the government that Covid-19 guidelines around social distancing will be relaxed. Vale of White Horse District Council and their leisure contractor GLL, who run the Better UK leisure facilities in the district, had postponed... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:58 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Playgrounds

Local Development Order Review for Milton Park

Local Development Order review for Milton Park

We're reviewing the Local Development Order (LDO) for Milton Park to look at how we can make changes to the way buildings and facilities are developed at Milton Park.

By reviewing the current LDO for Milton Park, we could help ensure any new developments are built in a better and more energy efficient way, in line with Didcot Garden Town principles –... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 10:00 by Liz Cruse

Tags: MEPC

Fusion Processing selected for new driverless minibus trial at Milton Park

Staff working at Milton Park near Didcot will soon benefit from an automated driving public transport service in Britain after Oxfordshire County Council signed an agreement to procure an electric, self-driving minibus with partner Fusion Processing.

Oxfordshire County Council, as the highways authority, is part of a successful consortium, awarded funding of £2.5 million from Innovate UK for its... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Jul 2021 10:57 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Milton Park

Notification of Roadworks: A34 Drayton (Oxfordshire) – Layby Improvements

A34 Drayton (Oxfordshire) – Layby Improvements

Located off the A34 near Drayton, is an area which was previously constructed as part of an old Drayton slip road, but is now used as an unofficial layby.

We plan to convert this area into an official standard layby by carrying out major reconstruction to the embankment. Work will also involve:

  • realigning the verges;
  • updating the safety barrier;
  • installing... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:22 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Highways

“Move together” launched across Oxfordshire to help vulnerable residents

Embargoed until Tuesday 8 June 2021

A new county-wide programme "Move Together" has launched today and will support hundreds of Oxfordshire residents most affected by Covid-19 to move more and protect their health and wellbeing.

The Move Together initiative received a total of £362,975 from the Contain Outbreak Management Fund and Active Oxfordshire will be co-ordinating it. South Oxfordshire and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:20 by Liz Cruse

Tags: VWHDC

Ox All In - Friday 4th June 2021

Ox All In - Friday 4th June 2021

Read on for:

  • Here for Health online health chat – Thursday 10th June
  • How to guides for patients attending appointments online
  • InterAct Stroke Support
  • Alzheimer's Research Thames Valley event
  • Eating Well for Less workshop - SIGN UP TODAY
  • COVID rates almost triple in Oxfordshire
  • Oxfordshire firefighters virtual school visits
  • Join the walk to school challenge
  • Keep up to date through our Facebook group
  • Link... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:14 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Oxfordshire All In

We’d like to say a big “thank you” to all the volunteers across southern Oxfordshire

We’d like to say a big “thank you” to all the volunteers across southern Oxfordshire

Released 27 May 2021

The leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have offered their thanks and gratitude to the thousands of volunteers across both districts ahead of volunteers' week.

During the 37th annual Volunteers' Week, which takes place from the 1-7 June, the councils will be taking the "time to say thanks" and highlighting the invaluable contribution volunteers... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 19:46 by Liz Cruse

Tags: VWHDC

Didcot Garden Town - Newsletter - May 2021 Edition

Didcot Garden Town - Newsletter - May 2021 Edition

Didcot Garden Town


Our last Advisory Board was held virtually on 26 April.

During the meeting, we reported on our meanwhile projects and annual report - more on that below.

Advisory Board

Our latest Parish Council Sounding Board was held on 29 March.

During the meeting we held several polls including the idea of a walking and cycling infrastructure project.

Here's the results . . .

Watch the full meeting... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 27 May 2021 19:43 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Didcot Garden Town

Financial support available for residents in need in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Released 25 May 2021

The last year has been tough for many residents across Oxfordshire due to the pandemic. Households have been hit financially by redundancies and furlough and have found themselves with a day to day struggle to afford food and manage the costs of fuel bills.

Throughout the year South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have been providing supporting via government... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 25 May 2021 15:58 by Liz Cruse

Tags: VWHDC