The Beacon, Wantage and Vale of White Horse District Council may change the terms and conditions for using this site.  The current terms will be displayed on these pages and you should check these each time you revisit the site.

Terms & Conditions

Choice of law and jurisdiction

If any dispute arises out the use of this web site you agree that these terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council are committed to the highest standards of quality in the information provided on this site. Despite our best efforts, the information contained within this web site may become out of date over time.  If you think that there are any errors or out of date information please email, saying which page is in error.

Intellectual property rights

The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council own the copyright and all other intellectual property rights associated with the content of this web site except where otherwise stated.  You are welcome to print individual pages or store them in electronic form on a PC for your own personal use.  You may not reproduce, modify, or use for financial gain any material on this site without first getting permission from the copyright holders or owners concerned.
Using any information provided on the site
While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of information on this site The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council accept no responsibility for any errors, omissions, or misleading statements on these pages.  In line with this The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council are not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of taking this action.

Disclaimer for links to other sites

The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council’s web site may include links to other World Wide Web sites to help you find other relevant information quickly and easily.  Vale of White Horse District Council does not endorse or approve the contents of any third party Web sites to which these pages are linked and does not accept any liability for action you may take as a result of relying on information or advice obtained from such sites.

Disclaimer for suppliers/businesses named on the site

Where The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council provides details of companies, firms or individuals in business directories or other pages on this site the description of the goods or services they provide is based upon information supplied by them.  The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council cannot confirm that they are legally entitled or professionally qualified to carry on a particular trade, business or profession and bear no liability for merely supplying their details.  You should check any information obtained from the Web site before you act upon it.


All trademarks that may appear on the site are acknowledged, and are the property of their respective owners.

Cookies and web bugs

A cookie is information stored in a file placed on your computer’s hard disc through your web browser.  Your browser allows you to decide if you want to accept cookies or not.  There are two types: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are temporary and are cleared out by your browser when it shuts down.  They are used to remember you as you interact with the site on a single visit.  Persistent cookies last for a longer period of time which depends on the lifetime of the cookie and is stored as part of the cookie file.  Typically they are used to remember information on a return visit.  A web bug is an invisible graphic on a web page which triggers behind-the-scenes activity when the page is loaded.  Other names for a web bug include a web beacon, a clear GIF or a 1x1 clear pixel.  Your browser does not control whether web bugs are triggered.  Typically web bugs are used together with cookies to monitor the usage of web pages.  Further explanation about cookies and web bugs is available from

If it is essential for a cookie to be used we will explain why and say how long the cookie will remain valid.  No cookie placed by The Beacon and Vale of White Horse District Council will contain personal information or card numbers and our cookies will not be used to collect such information from your computer.  Refusing to accept a cookie will not stop you visiting the Vale of White Horse District Council web site.

Session cookies

Session cookies are needed by our online forms and by the GIS (geographic information system) we use for interactive maps.  If your browser does not accept these session cookies, the forms and the maps on our site will not work properly.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are used by some of our web forms to allow you to save a partly filled in form so you can return and complete it at a later time.  If you do not accept this cookie you will not be able to use this facility.  If you delete the cookie from your computer you will lose access to the partly filled form.

Web Bugs

A Web bug is a graphic on a Web page or in an e-mail message designed to monitor who is reading the page or message. Web bugs are often invisible because they are typically only 1-by-1 pixels in size. In many ways they are similar to cookies but there is no facility in a browser to disable them.

Competition Terms and Conditions

From time to time The Beacon posts competitions on social media, our website or we send them out to our newsletter subscribers. The general terms and conditions for those competitions can be found here.