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County councillor questions bus access in Broad Street pedestrianisation proposals
Infrastructure

County councillor questions bus access in Broad Street pedestrianisation proposals

The County Council’s cycling champion has described the new shared space proposals for Broad Street, Oxford, as “brave and symbolic” while arguing they do not go far enough.
Bicester “rubbish” location for rail freight hub according to county councillor
Infrastructure

Bicester “rubbish” location for rail freight hub according to county councillor

The blistering address from the county’s cabinet member for climate change delivery & environment, supported the County Council’s response, raising concern over the proposals.
No more extra funds to see through Didcot’s HIF1 project
Transport

No more extra funds to see through Didcot’s HIF1 project

Measures will be taken to manage costs rather than find extra money if inflation further affects the major new roads project in Didcot.
Council needs extra £4.5m, with £20k to place one child in care for a week
Government

Council needs extra £4.5m, with £20k per week to place one child in care

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.
Councils to trial new cheaper combined parking and bus ticket offer at Oxford’s Park & Ride sites
Transport

Cheaper combined park and ride tickets to be trialled in Oxford

Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council have agreed to a £4.00 all-in ticket for single passengers for a six-month trial from the end of September.
Splitting shared services from Cherwell to cost County Council over £860k
Government

Splitting shared services from Cherwell to cost County Council over £860k

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.
Controversial low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) made permanent in Cowley
Transport

Controversial low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) made permanent in Cowley

The measures, which were previously experimental, have now been made permanent by Liberal Democrat, Labour and Green councillors in charge of the county.
Council leader to seek ways of preventing mass walkouts after row with Tories
Government

Council leader to seek ways of preventing a repeat of mass walkout by Tory councillors

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.
County Councillor blames LTN vandalism for fire service delay / Controversial low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) made permanent in Cowley
Transport

County Councillor blames LTN vandalism for fire service delay

Councillor Jenny Hannaby (Lib Dem, Grove & Wantage), the cabinet member for community services and safety across Oxfordshire was fielding a question on LTNs at this week’s council meeting.
County Council Highways chief commits to meeting over Banbury parking fines
Transport

County Council Highways chief commits to meeting over Banbury parking fines

Businesses on Parsons Street in the old town area of Banbury have highlighted dismay over the issuing of parking tickets for vehicles they say are delivering to their premises.