Last night Vale of White Horse District Council approved the “Better Oxfordshire” proposal for a unitary authority to move forward toward submission to Government.
Good debate brought up important issues that need to be recognised and solved. For example, we discussed number of councillors and their workload, how to ensure current districts’ financial reserves are used for local benefit, and how to have wider inclusion in decision making as this project moves forward. And more.
Many councillors spoke, which is always a good sign.
So Vale has committed. I do hope the three districts not yet on board will join us: Cherwell, West Oxfordshire and Oxford City.