Tuesday, 21 November 2017

New Year message from Councillor Ian Hudspeth

AS we enter 2016, Oxfordshire’s economy is doing very well, with Henley making a healthy and welcome contribution.

AS we enter 2016, Oxfordshire’s economy is doing very well, with Henley making a healthy and welcome contribution.

We have a thriving county with very high levels of employment, often in cutting- edge industries. Long may that continue.

The picture in the public sector is not quite so positive. As the Government seeks to tackle a national debt that runs to more than £1trillion, there are cuts to be made in most areas, including local government.

At Oxfordshire County Council we certainly face a tough year ahead, having to make millions of pounds of extra savings on top of the £290million we are in the process of saving from 2010 to 2018.

Despite these difficulties, staff at the council will continue to work hard for the people of Henley in our key areas of delivery — social care for adults and children, highways, libraries, fire and rescue, trading standards, education, waste disposal and many others.



We may have had a relatively mild winter so far but I am sure you will see our gritters out and about in the town before the end of February.

I always look forward to my visits to Henley and regularly see the

Henley Standard.


I would like to wish the people of Henley a healthy and prosperous 2016. May you continue to make a valued contribution to Oxfordshire life.

Let us hope we see our town and county go from strength to strength in the new year.



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