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Oxfordshire Liberal Democrats Put Residents First

September 14, 2016 3:23 PM
By Cllr Richard Webber

Councils across Oxfordshire have spent considerable sums of public money on two separate, independent reports into Unitary Local Government across Oxfordshire.

The 2 reports arrive at many of the same conclusions including:

1. The status quo is no longer acceptable and Oxfordshire can no longer afford 2 tiers of Local Government with their multiple sets of offices, officers and property.

2. Unitary Local Government is the way forward for Oxfordshire.

3. The fewer Unitary Councils there are, the greater the savings.

Cllr Richard Webber, Leader of the The Liberal Democrat Group says:

"With the disastrous governmentt funding cuts in high-spending areas, especially care services making the problem worse by the day,

a realization from all councils and council leaders that bickering is not well-received by the public and is not in the interests of Oxfordshire residents,

No Council or Council Leader should be permitted to walk away from the negotiating table until a solution is found that makes best use of public money to provide the highest quality public services for the people of Oxfordshire.

The interests of Oxfordshire residents must come first."

Cllr Richard Webber

On behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group

Richard.webber@oxfordshire.gov.uk