Monthly Archives: December 2011

23 DecCouncil over Christmas

A merry Christmas to everyone in the Vale, I wish everyone a very happy and enjoyable Christmas break. On a practical note the offices will 3pm today until 9am on Tuesday 3rd January. In case of a genuine emergency during that time the out of hours number is 01235 524886. If you would like more […]

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22 DecTackling homelessness

I spoke on the BBC Radio Oxford breakfast show yesterday morning on the subject of homelessness. The BBC had got hold of figures showing that homelessness in Oxford was at it’s highest level. Thankfully in the Vale it has dropped off in recent months and is now lower than it was a year ago, but […]

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19 DecTennis club proposals to remain on display til the end of the month

Residents in Wantage  who did not get the chance to view proposals for Wantage Tennis Club’s new home will have another opportunity over the Christmas period with provisional plans set to stay on display until the end of the month. Wantage Tennis Club approached the Vale of White Horse District Council to put forward a […]

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19 DecFaringdon latest area to get super fast broadband

Faringdon is one of 178 telephone exchanges to be upgraded to super fast broadband during 2012. This will improve the range of internet services available to many households in the area. Faringdon joins Abingdon and Wantage which have already have super fast broadband, and the Blewbury exchange which will be upgraded by 31st March next […]

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12 DecWin your council tax back!

Residents in the Vale of White Horse are being encouraged to sign up to receive their council tax bill by email to help save money, and those who do so will be entered in a draw to have their entire 2012/13 council tax paid for them.  It costs more than £64,000 each year for South […]

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11 Dec52 Things to do… Far from the Madding Beaches

A new book featuring the work of more than 50 individuals from the Vale of White Horse community, is now on sale, and is the perfect present to treat yourself or someone else. The idea behind the book “52 things to do… far from the madding beaches”, was to come up with, and promote, a vast array […]

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10 DecMovember comes to an end

After growing a moustache for charity for the whole of November, it is a week since the big shave. Thanks you to everyone who supported me and help to raise £135 for prostate cancer charities. ← Previous Post Article source: http://matthewbarber.co.uk/?p=484

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09 Dec2hr Free Parking begins today

Conservatives in the Vale of White Horse deliver on their election manifesto promise During the May’s election the Conservatives promised that they would deliver 2hr free parking in all the Vale’s car parks in time for Christmas. Today we have kept that promise. The new Vale of White Horse District Council car parking policy, which […]

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