Monday, 23 July 2018

Debate on transport in Henley

RESIDENTS of the Henley area can have their say on the future of transport at a meeting next week.

Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council, will attend the meeting and says he wants to hear how people think the county’s transport network should respond to the growing population and the promise of greater economic growth.

Councillor Hudspeth said: “It is common knowledge that there isn’t much money around in local government at the moment but this could well change beyond 2020 with a growing economy and a real focus in Oxfordshire on housebuilding and a growing number of businesses and employment. I know that the long-running debate about a third river crossing over the Thames is something that people will be keen to discuss. I am keen to hear the local perspective from the people of Henley.

“What do people think of their rail link in Henley? Could the county council campaign for improvements on behalf of local rail users? What could be done to encourage more people to use the railways?”

The meeting, which is one of a series being held around Oxfordshire, will take place at Henley town hall on Wednesday from 7pm to 8.30pm.

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