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From the County Councillor - March 2018

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The County Council budget has been agreed for next year.

It includes a Councillor Priority Fund, which allocates £15,000 to each councillor to use in their division. I look forward to working with parishes in the coming year in determining how best to spend this money.

The Liberal Democrats put in a budget amendment calling for funding for community transport initiatives and a dedicated community transport officer. This amendment, I am very sorry to say, was not agreed. However, I continue to work with officers and the Cabinet Member for Communities, in developing ways to provide local transport to our villages in Wheatley Division.

The Cabinet of Oxfordshire County Council signed the Oxfordshire Growth Deal on Monday, February 12th. This deal is to be agreed by all Oxfordshire District Councils, and Oxford City Council, as well. The Growth Deal accesses £215 million of government funding, to enable some of the housing already planned in the various Local Plans to be achieved in the next five years. £60m of this money is to support Affordable Housing and £150m is for infrastructure, with the balance used for planning and delivering the projects.

I am pleased that the government has recently provided an additional £916,000 this year for highways repairs. This will be used to do longer term patching work in the spring. I have submitted a list of roads in this division which need urgent work, and have spoken with parish councils about priorities for repairs.

If there are any drainage, road, lighting, pavement, etc., issues, please report them on Fix My Street, https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/. This website is monitored by County Council and is the best way to bring issues to the attention of Highways Officers. If issues continue and are not resolved, please then get in touch with me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it <mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >'; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text96015 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Dr. Kirsten Johnson, County Councillor, Wheatley Division
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