In the early hours of Fri 15th January, the Vale of White Horse District Council offices in Crowmarsh Gifford were sent up in flames. The arson attack by a local man damaged 85% of the building, completely destroying the planning department.
Thankfully no-one was hurt in the attack but it has caused devastation to council staff and disruption to the services they perform. It is not known how many files or data has been lost.
Links to the council website's planning pages on Save Cothill Pitt will not currently be available. A temporary website for the council has been set up.