Read news and features about South Oxfordshire District Council – one of five district councils in Oxfordshire. It covers an area that includes Henley-on-Thames, Wallingford and Thame.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are offering financial support to community organisations as food prices continue to rise and increasing numbers of people turn to food banks for essentials.
Celebrate Pride this June at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot with several events to embrace the LGBTQ+ community. From 9 to 15 June, there will be something for everyone to enjoy and embrace, from drag cabaret to free family-friendly arts and yoga.
The countdown has begun for the start of the summer season at the Riverside outdoor pool and splash pad in Wallingford, with work underway to get the pool ready to open on Saturday, 27 May – ahead of the half-term holiday.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have been allocated £1 million each from the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund to provide better community and neighbourhood facilities.
Environmentally friendly measures such as energy-efficient LED lighting will be installed, as well as eco-friendly hand-dryers and new toilet flushes and showers that use less water.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils arts centres and Active Communities team have planned a week of theatre, workshops and physical activities for children and their families to engage with this February half term.
South Oxfordshire District Council has been successful in its bid for government funding of more than £370k towards the installation of solar panels and air source heat pumps at it’s Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have reopened the Household Support Fund scheme to help households meet the costs of life’s essentials.
The two major road projects, designed to support more than 30,000 new homes in Oxfordshire, have divided opinion and proved challenging to deliver amid budgetary concerns.
Developers building new homes, supermarkets and retail warehouses in the district must contribute more funds under the new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule that came into effect from 03 January 2023.
The authorities are working to create a Joint Local Plan, which will seek to deliver the councils’ ambitions for zero-carbon, sustainable development and genuinely affordable homes in the districts up to the year 2041.
Although the proposals have not been finalised yet, Mr Rodda has argued they would lead to an increase in ‘ugly and cramped developments’ both in the town and on its outskirts.