fbpx

Society

Council needs extra £4.5m, with £20k to place one child in care for a week

Council needs extra £4.5m, with £20k per week to place one child in care

Oxfordshire County Council expects to need an extra £4.5m to pay for just nine children under its care – including one whose placement costs up to £20k per week.
Splitting shared services from Cherwell to cost County Council over £860k

Splitting shared services from Cherwell to cost County Council over £860k

Splitting the shared services delivered in partnership with Cherwell District Council is expected to cost Oxfordshire County Council more than £860,000 by March 2024.
Council leader to seek ways of preventing mass walkouts after row with Tories

Council leader to seek ways of preventing a repeat of mass walkout by Tory councillors

The leader of Oxfordshire County Council is consulting officials over ways to prevent a repeat of a mass walkout by Conservative councillors at a council meeting last week.
Conservative councillors carry out mass walkout from council chamber

Conservative councillors carry out mass walkout from council chamber

Conservative councillors staged a mass walkout from the council chamber before the end of Tuesday’s meeting for all Oxfordshire councillors.
Have your say on draft proposals that could change your parish

Have your say on draft proposals that could change your parish

Residents across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse have another chance to comment on changes which could affect how their local area is run.
Pandemic and cost of living crises hit Oxford City Council’s financial outlook

Pandemic and cost of living crises hit Oxford City Council’s financial outlook

The City Council needs to have delivered increasing levels of savings and additional income generation totalling £5.5 million annually from the financial year 2026/27.
County Council spends more than £8m on agency staff in three-month period

County Council spends more than £8m on agency staff in three-month period

A third of the spend relates to “the need for qualified social care staff”, with holders of interim posts and engineering and surveying workers making up a further fifth each.
South and Vale districts launch new interactive Joint Local Plan consultation website

South and Vale districts launch new interactive Joint Local Plan consultation website

The two district councils have launched the interactive consultation website to find out what the public thinks are the key issues facing the areas.
Dates for the diary with 2022 local elections in Oxfordshire on the horizon

Dates for the diary with 2022 local elections in Oxfordshire on the horizon

People looking to cast their vote in the local election must be registered to vote before midnight on 14 April. Electors can apply for a postal vote by 5.00pm on Tuesday 19 April or by 5.00pm on Tuesday 26 April for a proxy vote.
Oxford City Council launches a new equalities strategy

Oxford City Council launches a new equalities strategy

Tackling inequalities is the focus of the council’s new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. And the message is that equality is everybody’s business.