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Vote for the best #Wantage and #Grove businesses

People living in and around Wantage and Grove have a chance to recognise exceptional customer service from their local, independent shop and service businesses, and their favourite restaurant and pub in a competition for Small Business Saturday. The now annual local business awards run by Wantage Town Team and supported by Wantage & District Chamber […]

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Spotlight on places to eat and drink in #Wantage and #Grove

Here’s a chance to check out the range of great places to eat and drink we have in Wantage and Grove. They’re showcased in a new series of short films that give residents and visitors an insight into the choices available locally. The short films series for Wantage Town Team follows an earlier “Shop Local” […]

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Elections 2015 – your step-by-step guide

With the 2015 elections just around the corner, it’s time to make sure you are ready to cast your votes. This May, if you are aged 18 or over, you will be able to have your say in parliamentary and district council elections and, depending on where in South Oxfordshire you live, you could also […]

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Art display is a great shop window for long-empty unit

Efforts to get one of Wantage’s remaining empty shop units back into use have taken a step forward, thanks to inspiration by local artists and artisans. The shop window of the long-empty former WH Smith’s unit next to Waitrose on Wallingford Street, Wantage is being used as a display space by local artists, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists and […]

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Wantage Civic Hall is changing… starting with a new name

Vale of the White Horse District Council is delighted to announce that Wantage Civic Hall is to be relaunched with a new name and new and improved services. From 1 April 2014, Wantage Civic Hall will be known as The Beacon, Wantage.   The new name has been chosen to reflect the beacons that surround […]

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Wantage and Grove Photography Competition

How do you see Wantage and Grove? Send us photographs that capture the energy of local people, events, architecture or wildlife and you could be in with winning a prize. See poster for more details…

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ByBox arrives in Wantage

Visitors to the town centre may have noticed a new fixture next to Wantage Civic Hall. A ByBox has been installed there by Vale of White Horse District Council to encourage shoppers to shop in the town centre. ByBox are a local company, based at Grove Technology Park, who supply delivery lockers, made up of individual locked […]