Tags: SODC

How safe is your electric blanket?

How safe is your electric blanket?

Each October the District Councils work the Fire Service and Trading Standards to offer free electrical safety checks for older and vulnerable people who use electric blankets to keep warm during the colder months.

This year due to the Covid-19 restrictions in place, electric blankets will be collected from people's homes to be tested instead of people bringing their blankets to a venue to be tested.... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:18 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, SODC, Services

Leisure facilities in Southern Oxfordshire ready for the next phase of reopening

Leisure facilities in Southern Oxfordshire ready for the next phase of reopening

On 25 July when leisure centres could reopen most of the centres across the two districts were able to do so under the government's covid-19 guidance. However, with restrictions on social distancing and keeping the health and safety of staff and customers paramount not all the facilities at the centres were able to open from the start.

The first phase of reopening has gone well with many residents'... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:00 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, News, SODC, Services

Notice of Postponed Election - Ladygrove

Notice of Postponed Election - Ladygrove

Notice of Postponed Election - Ladygrove

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:55 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Elections, News, SODC

Keeping active during lockdown: Were you inspired to keep moving or did lockdown leave you lacking in motivation?

Keeping active during lockdown: Were you inspired to keep moving or did lockdown leave you lacking in motivation?

Did Lockdown make you slow down or were you inspired to take up running or join in with classes online? South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils want to hear from residents about how lockdown affected their ability to keep fit.

Both councils run activities for all ages and abilities, including the Xplorer events for families and health walks for people who find exercise difficult... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:21 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community OCC, News, SODC

DIDCOT GATEWAY: Consultation finishes Wednesday 29th July 2020

DIDCOT GATEWAY: Consultation finishes Wednesday 29th July 2020

If you are affected by this proposed Didcot Gateway development, you should have a leaflet from Homes England and Barton Willmore asking for your comments.

Please send feedback to the consultation by sending back the form on the leaflet OR filling in the form at www.didcotgateway.co.uk OR send an email to planning@bartonwillmore.co.uk OR writing to Barton Willmore, The Blade, Abbey Square, Reading,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:04 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, SODC

Waste Enforcement Officers - how to tackle littering:

Waste Enforcement Officers - how to tackle littering:

Waste enforcement officers from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are heading out to a series of events starting next week, where they will meet the public to talk about littering. They have also put together a top ten list of excuses given to them by people caught in the act :

1. I didn't think a cigarette butt was litter
2. It was already littered so won't matter if I add... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:30 by Chelsey Lordan

Tags: Community, Litter, News, SODC, Waste & Recycling