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The council’s cabinet member for finance, rued the lack of control districts have over revenue generation during an address at a cabinet meeting held at Woodstock Community Centre.
The revised proposals, to be presented to the council’s cabinet on 24 January, includes more funding than previously announced and it also identifies significant further pressures on services due to inflation and growing demands.
It is currently in draft form, and people will be invited to have their say during a consultation starting on Friday, 03 February, and running until 17 March (provisional dates).
The council has listed an equivalent of 20 full-time jobs, costing more than £676,000 in salaries, that it would like to push forward in the next financial year.
The Lowlands planning committee at West Oxfordshire District Council had initially turned down an application from Church Farm on Church End in South Leigh, for three glamping wagons.
Residents in Oxfordshire are being asked to have their say on plans to increase the policing portion of council tax to fund Thames Valley Police.
The authorities are working to create a Joint Local Plan, which will seek to deliver the councils’ ambitions for zero-carbon, sustainable development and genuinely affordable homes in the districts up to the year 2041.
The leader of West Oxfordshire District Council, Councillor Andy Graham has promised to ‘put residents first’ after challenging 2022.
Dr Martin Reeves is set to switch from the same role at Coventry City Council, a post he has held since 2009, after the move was confirmed at a meeting of the full council on Tuesday, 13 December.
She has taken a new full-time job with a local charity and put forward her deputy Councillor Bethia Thomas (Lib Dem, Faringdon) as her replacement.
The county’s cabinet member for finance, was fielding questions from the performance and corporate services overview and scrutiny committee over initial proposals for the council’s budget from April 2023.
The council has balanced the budget despite facing unprecedented financial pressures as a result of rising inflation and interest rates, the economic downturn and the legacy impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on some key income streams.