Working for the Vale

We are working to deliver a new, brighter outlook for the Vale of White Horse.

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17 MarCandidates announced for Wantage Charlton by-election

The candidates have been announced for the Wantage Charlton by-election on Thursday 10th April. Conservative District candidate, Julia Reynolds, is an experienced campaigner. She is currently a town councillor and has previously served as a district councillor. There are four candidate, including a Lib Dem who doesn’t even live in Wantage!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE […]

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12 MarHave your say on the Local Plan

The Vale of White Horse District Council have published the latest proposals for the District’s new local Plan to 2031. This consultation provides an update on our housing target and possible new sites for housing. You can view the consultation draft and comment online by visiting www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/localplanpartone. As part of the consultation we have embarked […]

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05 MarMy comments in the Oxford Mail

You would have had to have been living under a rock for several months, and not to have referred to these pages before, not to know that the redevelopment proposals for Botley’s West Way are controversial. I would encourage as many people as possible to view the plans for themselves and to come to their […]

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19 FebCouncil tax frozen for another year

Conservatives at the Vale of White Horse District Council are freezing Council Tax yet again – the fourth year in a row! Despite keeping the payments made by households  low we have also protected council services. By making savings in administration and overheads – more than £2m in this year alone – we are able […]

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09 JanVale Flooding Update 9th January

LATEST INFORMATION - 9 January 2014 – 4pm: Advice: Important overnight telephone numbers: Sand bags are available from: Who is responsible for what: Important: the council can not guarantee the supply of sandbags to any premises, so residents and property owners are strongly advised to make their own arrangements to protect their property, particularly if they live in […]

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08 JanVale flooding – LATEST

Important update regarding the current flooding situation – 8 January 2014 – please pass this information on to anyone living or working next to the River Thames Latest Information – we have been informed by the Environment Agency that the River Thames will continue to rise over the next 24 hours. Advice: homes and businesses […]

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10 DecLetter to Doric Properties, re. West Way Shopping Centre

I have today written to Doric Properties detailing a number of issues ahead of the submission of their planning application expected later this month. Click here to view the letter in full. ← Previous Post Article source: http://www.matthewbarber.co.uk/2013/12/10/letter-to-doric-properties-re-west-way-shopping-centre/

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07 OctPlans to bring County and District services together, along with advice services, could save over £200,000 a year

Plans to share office space in Abingdon with Oxfordshire County Council could bring savings to Vale tax payers of more than £200,000. The proposals, agreed in principle by the Vale’s Cabinet last Friday, could see the County Council rent two floors of the Vale’s offices in Abingdon. The building is currently under used by 40% […]

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03 OctNeighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Planning is a positive tool that you and your communities can use to shape development in your community by setting planning policies for a given area.  You can find out more about Neighbourhood Planning and the process in the Vale’s guidance document by clicking here.. The District Council supports Neighbourhood Planning and can offer […]

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02 OctVale4Business leads the charge on rural broadband

Vale4Business, the Vale’s new business forum is leading the charge to improve rural broadband. Oxfordshire County Council has recently unveiled details of it’s deal with BT that will see the roll out of superfast (24Mbps) to over 90% of Oxfordshire. The detailed coverage map can be seen here http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/broadband-coverage-map. It is estimated that 31,050 people will […]

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