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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Free compost giveaway!

Image of compost poster

The compost give-away event that South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council are holding over the weekend of 13-14 May is usually a very popular event.

  • Saturday 13 May 9.00am – 11.00am
    Old South Oxfordshire District Council Car Park, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford OX10 8ED
  • Sunday 14 May 9.00am – 11.00am
    Rye Farm Car Park, Culham Road, Abingdon OX14 3NN

Communities urged to get involved in South Oxfordshire Local Plan

Communities in South Oxfordshire have been invited to public exhibitions across the district in April to find out more about the district council’s plan to address the local need for housing.

•    Didcot, Cornerstone – Wednesday 5 April,1pm – 7pm
•    Wallingford, Regal Centre – Friday 7 April, 3pm – 7pm
•    Thame, Barns Centre – Saturday 8 April, 10am – 4pm
•    Henley, The Christchurch Centre – Saturday 22 April, 10am-4pm

The plans include a more detailed look at what new infrastructure will be needed and how it will be delivered.

The latest draft of the council’s new Local Plan will be available from 29 March for seven weeks to give residents and local organisations the opportunity to comment on the document, as they have done throughout the development of the plan so far.

This is the fourth round of public consultation – this version of the plan goes into greater detail than before, and it includes changes and additions based on feedback residents have already provided.

The plan includes more detail about the district’s need for infrastructure and how this will change as new houses are built – the council’s Infrastructure Delivery Plan sets out how this will be addressed and paid for.

Cllr John Cotton, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said:

“We are coming to an important stage as we develop the Local Plan and now is the time for residents to get involved. It covers how we plan to deal with the local need for new homes, but also how we’ll make sure the district gets the infrastructure and high quality jobs it needs to support them.”

Over 60s can swim for a whole month for just £5

People aged 60 and over living in rural areas across southern Oxfordshire can claim a month’s swimming sessions for just £5.

GO Active Gold is offering vouchers to use at district council leisure centres from 1 April to 31 May.  Residents can sign up for the offer by visiting or by calling 01235 422240.

To claim this offer you must register by Saturday 1 April.

The leisure centres where the offer can be used include Didcot Wave.