The councils have already delivered on their initial pledge to resettle a minimum of one family in each district, and both have now agreed to increase their support to help more families.
Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, Councillors Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, have issued a joint statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October.
An Afghan Resettlement Amazon wishlist for specific donations has been set up by Asylum Welcome, which supports refugees and asylum seekers in Oxford and Oxfordshire.
The councillors welcome the government’s commitment to engage with and consult local communities on its thinking around the future for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.
The council already enforces parking in Oxford City and West Oxfordshire and will now take over from Thames Valley Police in the Cherwell, South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse districts.
This follows the recent approval of the plans by councillors at South Oxfordshire District Council as the redevelopment site stradles the two district councils.
However, the plans, approved by Vale of White Horse’s planning committee on June 23, still have to go before South Oxfordshire District Council’s planners on June 30.
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.
The new cycle hub opened in March 2021 which can accommodate circa 600 bikes. The rental bikes are available from the same, secure location and are free for the first 48 hours of use.