Sunday, 23 September 2018

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TEN families are threatening to fight Oxfordshire County Council in the High Court over cuts to

TEN families are threatening to fight Oxfordshire County Council in the High Court over cuts to overnight respite care grants. Parents who all pay for respite care at the Centre for disabled children in Henley are facing a huge reduction in the care they can afford because of the cuts. From April, the council says it will base its new overnight payment rate on Barnardos, which runs two care homes in Oxfordshire and has reduced its overnight hourly figure from £22 to £14.

Ram-raiders have struck for a sixth time in South Oxfordshire. The latest target was the Somerfield store in Bridle Path, Woodcote, which was attacked at 11.15pm on Monday. Three men wearing dark clothing, balaclavas and scarves used a Toyota Land Cruiser to smash into the front of the shop.

Parents of pupils at a Henley primary school have spoken out against a proposed 3G telephone mast being built within 300m of the school. Tony McDonald, headteacher of Sacred Heart Primary School, has written to parents asking them to write letters objecting to the Hutchinson 3G UK mast being placed at the corner of Gainsborough Road and Gainsborough Hill.



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