Author: Liz Cruse

A new community lottery is coming to the Vale of White Horse

Released 17 March 2021

Local charities and good causes in the Vale of White Horse will soon be able to get a funding boost from a brand-new community lottery being launched by the district council this summer.

The forthcoming new White Horse Community Lottery will allow players to choose which local charity their money benefits. Similar community lotteries elsewhere raise tens of thousands of pounds... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:17 by Liz Cruse

Tags: VWHDC

Zero Emission Zone pilot approved for August launch by Cabinet

Oxford's proposed Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) pilot has today been formally approved by the county council's Cabinet for launch in August.

The decision by the county council as Oxfordshire's transport authority now means the scheme can proceed after it was approved by Oxford City Council's Cabinet last week as the joint partner in the scheme.

Councillor Yvonne Constance, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:51 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Oxfordshire County Council

Paid opportunity for volunteers

We have an opportunity for your volunteers who would like to earn some additional money at this years elections,

On Thursday 6 May our residents across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse will go to the polls to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner and Oxfordshire County Council elections. Some areas will also have local by-elections and neighbourhood plan referendums. The various counts... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:47 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Elections

Ox All In Bulletin - 15th March 2021

Ox All In Bulletin - 15th March 2021

Oxfordshire All In news, read on for:

  • OAI's upcoming webinars
  • OCF next webinar- bridging the digital divide
  • AstraZenaca vaccine - temporary suspensions
  • Under 12's book club are raising money for charity
  • The New Foscote hospital supporting NHS patients
  • New Critical Care Unit - building underway
  • Keep up to date through our Facebook group
  • Link to all previous CSG Bulletins here.
Lots of love Oxfordshire!

The Oxfordshire... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 10:17 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Oxfordshire All In

Have you got your census letter?

Have you got your census letter?

Census day is almost here – stand up and be counted

Households across Oxfordshire are being asked to take part in Census 2021, a national survey that takes place once every ten years.

Census day is on March 21, and households have started receiving letters with online codes explaining how they can complete their forms. If you don't get one in the next week, or need some more help or information,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 09:46 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Census

Home Library Service

Home Library Service

Do you know someone who is unable to visit the library themselves through frailty, infirmity or a disability and have no other means of getting access to reading materials?

Ask about our Home Library Service! Our friendly volunteers visit every three weeks to deliver books, DVDs, music CDs or audio books that you like to read or enjoy.

The Home Library Service is free of charge, and there is no charge... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 10 Mar 2021 09:58 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Library

District Council update 4 March -

District Council update 4 March -

Budget 2021 - Restart grants for businesses

In the Budget this week, the Chancellor announced that pubs, restaurants, shops and other businesses hit hardest by the pandemic will be able to access a £5 billion grant scheme to help them reopen as lockdown is eased.

Non-essential retailers will get help to reopen and trade safely with the new 'Restart grants', of up to £6,000 per premises. Hospitality,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:40 by Liz Cruse

Tags: VWHDC

Oxfordshire All In - Bulletin

Oxfordshire All In - Bulletin

A bumper bulletin today, including lots of vaccine news, as the county gears up to ensure all priority groups receive their first jab. And a Friday birthday, of course! Matt Lucas is 47 today.

Read on for:

  • Marmalade 2021- sign up now
  • Over 60s & registered carers to contact NHS for
    first COVID jab
  • Outreach for local priority groups for their vaccine
  • Your views on the vaccine
  • Oxfordshire Youth survey
  • Funding... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 08 Mar 2021 11:29 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Oxfordshire All In

Ox All In Bulletin

Ox All In Bulletin

We hope you enjoyed the beautiful blue skies across our county at the weekend. It certainly lifts the spirits.

In today's bulletin:

  • Join our OAI webinars - range of topics
  • Volunteers needed in Bicester, Witney and Oxford
  • Active Reach - funding received
  • Importance of registering for GP services
  • Free Mental Health Aware course
  • Maps demonstrating Covid in our county
  • Keep up to date through our Facebook group... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:54 by Liz Cruse

Tags: Oxfordshire All In

Councils looking into the possibility of a joint South and Vale Local Plan

Released 2 March 2021

The two district councils in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are looking into the possibility of developing a joint Local Plan for the area to significantly reduce costs and help the councils meet their ambitious targets for making the two districts carbon neutral.

Local Plans are used to help determine planning applications and set out how and where new housing developments... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 11:31 by Liz Cruse

Tags: VWHDC