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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.
Food served to county councillors at council catered events will, from now on, be plant-based and with a priority on local sourcing. And there are plans to explore plant-based options on school menus.
In April 2021, the City Council reopened face to face customer services at St Aldates Chambers. This will continue but will now relocate to the Westgate Library, where Oxfordshire County Council offer a similar service.
The Council is planning for a balanced budget despite the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its income streams and the shortfall in funding from central Government to offset this..
Residents and businesses are being urged to give their views on where West Oxfordshire District Council’s tax will be spent as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
Residents and businesses in Cherwell District are invited to have their say on spending plans for 2022/23 at Cherwell District Council.
Alongside plans to meet its current and future financial challenges, the budget proposals for 2022/23 at Oxfordshire County Council also include investments in making the county greener and fairer.
The council approved the concept design, available to view on its website, at its most recent Cabinet meeting, and a detailed design process is now underway.
Councillor Cooper has been a district councillor in South Oxfordshire for over 23 years and has been the Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council since May 2019.
The decision formalises the structure that has been operating successfully at the councils for many months, and it demonstrates a strong commitment to working in partnership with others.
A combined nomination was made by Oxfordshire’s Regulatory Partners to the Office for Product and Safety Standard (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021.
The Queen is said to have been pleased to appoint Marjorie as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Oxfordshire in succession to Tim Stevenson OBE, who retires on 30 September.