Information about some kerbside collections, car parking charges and for businesses

Kerbside waste collection of some items Vale of White Horse District Council has suspended their kerbside service collecting small electrical items, batteries and textiles for recycling. This is because the recycling centres for these items are unable to accept them for processing as staff shortages due to illness and social distancing has meant work at these centres cannot continue as it did before the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, the councils do not have storage for such items and so cannot collect them at this time. They have issued a warning to residents: Please do NOT put unwanted or broken electrical items or batteries in the general refuse (rubbish) or recycling as they can cause a fire in the bin trucks.

Businesses – Online form to help businesses access government grants The Vale have launched an online form for local businesses to apply for the government’s small business and retail grants. This should make it much easier for businesses to access the financial help the government has made available for them. Businesses can find the form and more details on our Business Rate webpages of the Vale website (whitehorsedc.gov.uk/business/business-rates). We have also written directly to over 4,500 businesses who we believe qualify and ensured we used our electronic communication channels as well. The Vale have updated their dedicated website for businesses, South and Vale Business Support with the latest advice and support that is available for any business concerned about the impact of COVID-10 on its organisation. https://www.svbs.co.uk/coronavirus-guidance-and-support/

Car parking charges suspended The Vale have suspended all parking charges in council run car parks across South and Vale until 1 June. This is to support key workers and those who are shopping for essential food or medical supplies during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Vale website is the best source for the latest information on services: •www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/covid19