Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
£4m boost for public services
Published 22/02/14



A £4 MILLION windfall will be spent on improving Oxfordshire’s public services, the county council has said.

In December, the authority learned it was to receive more money from the Government this year than it had budgeted for. It then discovered that it would receive a higher share of business rates from across the county than expected. The council’s cabinet has recommended ways of spending the extra cash as part of its budget-setting process for 2014 to 2018.

A total of £1 million will go towards highway maintenance and £400,000 will be set aside for problems arising from flooding and winter weather.

Most of the remainder will be invested in adult social care and services for children and adults with learning disabilities.

The council still has to make about £64 million of savings over the next four years, of which it has planned just under half. It says it has made savings of about £170 million since 2010.

Council leader Ian Hudspeth said: “We propose to put this extra money into areas that we see as priorities, involving services that universally affect all Oxfordshire people and those that make provision for specific sections of our community, including vulnerable people.

“However, we still have to save a huge amount of money before 2018. We will work hard to make these savings in as fair and equitable a way as possible.”


Published 22/02/14

MOST POPULAR
Suspected explosives found in Checkendon
Councillors fear losing independent retailers
Housing plan isn't working
Woman's fresh hope in council house wrangle
Antiques shop given notice
Confusion reigns at sold-out Elton gig
Planning row centre to enter new talks
Friends put on vintage birthday display
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
School’s out and so is the sunshine
Antiques shop given notice
Homes site ‘should not become care home’
Townlands unit opens 10 months late
Warm welcome for friends from Somaliland
Appeal launched after clubhouse raid
Councillors fear losing independent retailers
Rocking on the Meadows
Suspected explosives found in Checkendon
Boaters salute terror victims
Annual Swan Upping draws crowds
Cricket club summer ball piles on the fun
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Henley juniors win British Championships
Beer ready and waiting for swim challengers
Clarke is Rio bound
Derby day for Henley
Partnership not enough as Amersham hold on
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717