St John Ambulance need your help

Wantage St John Ambulance volunteers deliver first aid at local events including Dickensian Evening, the White Horse Half Marathon, and fetes in Longcot, Shrivenham and Kingston Bagpuize, and further afield at Cropredy, V Festival and Premiership football fixtures. St...

Help for Hedgehogs

Dear Sir / Madam We are ecologists based at the University of Reading, currently conducting a project examining the possible impact of road networks on hedgehog populations. It is estimated that hedgehog populations in some parts of the UK have declined by...

Public consultation on proposed new schools for Grove and Wantage

Consultation sessions organised by Oxfordshire County Council have not been publicised widely, but are on the 5 June from 2pm to 4pm at Grove Village Hall, Main St, Grove OX12 7JY and 11 June from 6pm to 8pm at Wantage Civic Hall, Portway, Wantage OX12 9BY.

KA’s Academy in national schools karting final

Three students from King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage will be travelling to Northamptonshire this summer to go wheel-to-wheel with the best school karting teams in the UK. This follows their success at the Midlands regional final of the British Schools Karting...

Save Our Sites: Didcot Archaeology

Following a big archaeological dig, Didcot has discovered it has a pre-history dating back 9000 years. The bad news is it’s on what’s due to become a new housing estate (Great Western Park). Up until local people found out about the archaeology, developers...

Who Takes Planning Decisions?

The main item on the agenda at the Vale District Planning meeting last week (12 March 2013) was the outline planning application for 85 homes on AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) land on Chain Hill, Wantage. The application came to the Committee because...