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For the first time, residents in West Oxfordshire District will need to show a photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections, which are being held on 04 May.
Work on this comprehensive consultation and engagement programme called Banbury Vision 2050 is the first phase of the long-term regeneration planned for Banbury.
That assertion was challenged by a member of the opposition but the councillor insisted the implication had been made through “very strong hints”.
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.