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The Conservative opposition wants to limit the rise in the county’s portion of council tax to 3.99 per cent, two per cent of which is ring-fenced for adult social care.
Cherwell District Council is putting up housing rents and its share of council tax by the maximum allowed amid plans to handle future financial pressures.
Parking restrictions near Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm have been approved, with the leader of Oxfordshire County Council declaring herself “extremely disappointed” with the TV star.
West Oxfordshire District Council has updated its four-year plan, which sets out how the council will deliver for residents and what it will focus on to improve West Oxfordshire.
The budget funds a wide range of services to help tackle the cost of living crisis as well as multi-million-pound investments across Oxford, including new council homes and the rebuilding of East Oxford Community Centre.
The Labour member resigned from her seat on Monday, confirming to the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the decision had been taken due to “ongoing health problems”.
The councillor in charge of finances at Oxfordshire County Council has defended raising council tax by the maximum allowed and saving more than half of the extra cash for a rainy day.
Following the resignation of Oxford City Councillor Nadine Bely-Summers, there will be a by-election in the Littlemore ward to fill the vacancy on 02 March.
People in Oxfordshire struggling with fuel poverty in poor energy-efficient homes will soon benefit from a new £6.4 million county council programme.
Oxford City Council is preparing to launch a new round of public consultation as the next steps in developing the Oxford Local Plan 2040 looks set for approval by the council’s cabinet.
Backing for the pan-regional partnership unlocks access to up to £2.5m in government funding for the partnership to support its priorities in delivering sustainable growth and environmental enhancements for the region.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have reopened the Household Support Fund scheme to help households meet the costs of life’s essentials.