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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 the shared services delivered in partnership with Cherwell District Council is expected to cost Oxfordshire County Council more than £860,000 by March 2024.
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 staged a mass walkout from the council chamber before the end of Tuesday’s meeting for all Oxfordshire councillors.
The Joint Design Guide website is an interactive document that will help create high-quality and sustainable development in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.
The district’s most recent forecasts anticipate another £987,000 will have to be found in order to balance out lost income or larger costs.
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.
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.
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.
The two district councils have launched the interactive consultation website to find out what the public thinks are the key issues facing the areas.
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.
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.