The decision formalises the structure that has been operating successfully at the councils for many months, and it demonstrates a strong commitment to working in partnership with others.
The new cycle hub opened in March 2021 which can accommodate circa 600 bikes. The rental bikes are available from the same, secure location and are free for the first 48 hours of use.
The funds, from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, will be used to kick-start new studies and innovations needed in each community.
A combined nomination was made by Oxfordshire’s Regulatory Partners to the Office for Product and Safety Standard (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021.
The centres will be located at Didcot A – where the former combined coal and oil plant was situated before it was decommissioned and demolished.
Help will be available over the winter for children, families in need, and individuals whose lives have been affected by COVID-19.
Didcot Gateway will be the home of the new offices for South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils.
A new council committee in South Oxfordshire has recommended that the council should aim to become carbon neutral by 2025 and the whole district by 2030.