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South Oxfordshire District Council

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.

Riverside Park gets ready to open to residents and visitors this summer
Wellbeing

Riverside Park gets ready to open to residents and visitors this summer

The popular facility will be open for the entire season this year, with the campsite opening on Friday, 27 May and the pool and splash pad ready for visitors from Saturday, 28 May.
Cornerstone showcases art inspired by nature for Oxfordshire Artweeks
Culture

Cornerstone showcases art inspired by nature for Oxfordshire Artweeks

Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot is celebrating Oxfordshire Artweeks 40th anniversary by hosting an exciting exhibition by two local artists.
South and Vale councils step up to support Ukrainian refugees in their districts
Community

South and Vale councils step up to support Ukrainian refugees in their districts

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are redeploying staff across their organisations to ensure Ukrainian refugees moving to the districts get the support and help they need.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be entering a bid for Didcot to be the home of the new Great British Railways headquarters.
Transport

Could Didcot be the home of the new Great British Railways headquarters?

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be entering a bid for Didcot to be the home of the new Great British Railways headquarters. The government competition is asking for local authorities outside of London to enter for the opportunity to have the new Great British Railways headquarters built in their town or city. The chance has been dubbed a “once in a generation” prospect that will transform the way in which the rail sector works, with its main aim to create a better railway for communities across the whole of the UK. The new organisation will
Council and NHS staff across Oxfordshire thanked for their efforts during the pandemic
Community

Council and NHS staff across Oxfordshire thanked for their efforts during the pandemic

Council and NHS leaders are taking the opportunity to thank staff across local authorities and the health and social care system for their tireless efforts throughout the pandemic.
SO Charitable Lottery raises an additional £15,000 for good causes
Community

SO Charitable Lottery raises an additional £15,000 for good causes

Since its launch in 2018, over £63,000 has been distributed to good causes in the district that have signed up to the South Oxfordshire District Council scheme.
Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks
Transport

Roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in county’s car parks

Following the installation of the first park and charge EV hub at Bicester’s Cattle Market car park in May, the locations of the remaining 19 sites have been announced.
Changes to parking enforcement going live on 01 November
Transport

Changes to parking enforcement going live on 01 November

The way parking is controlled in parts of Oxfordshire will change as Oxfordshire County Council takes on the responsibility for civil parking enforcement from Thames Valley Police.
Councils urge global leaders to agree urgent climate action at COP26
Environment

Councils urge global leaders to agree urgent climate action at COP26

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are urging the leaders attending COP26 to urgently agree on significant global climate action before it’s too late.
SODC reveals concept design for its new district council building
Community

SODC reveals concept design for its new district council building

The council approved the concept design, available to view on its website, at its most recent Cabinet meeting, and a detailed design process is now underway.