Press Release from WODC: Your priorities for West Oxfordshire’s budget

West Oxfordshire District Council is asking for views as to how it should prioritise its budget spend for next year.

The Council is currently preparing its annual budget for 2019-20 and is consulting on proposals to increase council tax by an annual average of £5.

Cllr Toby Morris, our Cabinet Member for Resources, said “Local government continues to face financial pressures as a result of changes to central government funding and so it’s vital to review our spending each year.

“We’re proposing an average annual council tax increase of £5 for residents and this will help to protect frontline services and allow us to continue to offer free parking and award grants to support work done by voluntary organisations.

“Our proposed increase is minimised because of shared working with Cotswold, Cheltenham and Forest of Dean councils. Working together under the new local authority-owned company, Publica, is proving extremely beneficial.”

The survey can be completed online at – www.westoxon.gov.uk/budget

The deadline to complete the survey is 18 January 2019.

Alternatively, residents can send written comments to:

Jenny Poole – Chief Finance Officer, West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
Oxon OX28 1PB