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Statement from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

Statement from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council.

A direction from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government means we are currently unable to take any steps in connection with the adoption of the Plan, which meant it was necessary to withdraw the agenda item to discuss the plan from the 10 October Council meeting. I would like to reiterate our apology to all members of the public who had travelled to the meeting and didn’t get a chance to take part in a local democratic process.

This last-minute move from the government is an unacceptable intervention of national government into local democracy. The Secretary of State removed the democratic right of South Oxfordshire councillors and residents who turned out in great numbers to exercise those rights through listening, debating and voting in public on a matter of great importance to our district, and who have now been unfairly silenced.

This is all a great disappointment to district councillors in South Oxfordshire who remain committed to doing the right thing for the needs of residents and communities within our district. Throughout this process, we have taken a reasonable and responsible approach and will continue to do so.

We welcome the Secretary of State’s invitation for our officers to discuss our next steps with his officials. I have asked officers to continue to work constructively with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and all our local partners to work towards ensuring positive outcomes for all our residents and communities, and the removal of the Secretary of State’s direction.

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Feb
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9:15 am Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Thame Town Hall
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Thame Town Hall
Feb 26 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Thame Town Hall
Lee has spent over 25 years in the sports and fitness industry. Working with a range of different age groups from young groups to the over 50’s, both in groups or 1-2-1 classes. Lee has worked in gyms, fitness centres both for the county council and privately owned. She has also worked with a large franchise group in the past, dealing with people’s fitness and nutrition. Helping people to achieve weight loss, toning, fitness and personal development.   Having worked across a number of different exercise disciplines in the past, over the last 10 years her focus has moved to Pilates in order to develop core strength, toning for her clients.  Classes are mat based and tailored to individual needs. Each class has different ability…

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6:00 pm Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Pine Lodge, Little Milton, OX44 7PZ
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Pine Lodge, Little Milton, OX44 7PZ
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Pine Lodge, Little Milton, OX44 7PZ
Lee has spent over 25 years in the sports and fitness industry. Working with a range of different age groups from young groups to the over 50’s, both in groups or 1-2-1 classes. Lee has worked in gyms, fitness centres both for the county council and privately owned. She has also worked with a large franchise group in the past, dealing with people’s fitness and nutrition. Helping people to achieve weight loss, toning, fitness and personal development. Having worked across a number of different exercise disciplines in the past, over the last 10 years her focus has moved to Pilates in order to develop core strength, toning for her clients.   Classes are mat based and tailored to individual needs. Each class has different ability…

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Feb
27
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9:00 am Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ St Mary’s, Church House, Long Crendon, HP18 9AL
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ St Mary’s, Church House, Long Crendon, HP18 9AL
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ St Mary’s, Church House, Long Crendon, HP18 9AL
Lee has spent over 25 years in the sports and fitness industry. Working with a range of different age groups from young groups to the over 50’s, both in groups or 1-2-1 classes. Lee has worked in gyms, fitness centres both for the county council and privately owned. She has also worked with a large franchise group in the past, dealing with people’s fitness and nutrition. Helping people to achieve weight loss, toning, fitness and personal development. Having worked across a number of different exercise disciplines in the past, over the last 10 years her focus has moved to Pilates in order to develop core strength, toning for her clients. Classes are mat based and tailored to individual needs. Each class has different ability levels…

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7:30 pm Big Games Night @ The James Figg in the Stables
Big Games Night @ The James Figg in the Stables
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
Big Games Night @ The James Figg in the Stables
If you’ve ever been to Thirsty Meeples then you will love this Big Games Night at The James Figg in the Stables 27th of Feb from 7:30 pm. It’s Free to attend and we will have board games available or bring your own. Come along for as little or as long as you like. Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2047405375273011/  or check out our website at www.thamegames.club    
Feb
28
Fri
9:30 am Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Pine Lodge, Little Milton, OX44 7PZ
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Pine Lodge, Little Milton, OX44 7PZ
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Lee Caulfield Pilates Workouts @ Pine Lodge, Little Milton, OX44 7PZ
Lee has spent over 25 years in the sports and fitness industry. Working with a range of different age groups from young groups to the over 50’s, both in groups or 1-2-1 classes. Lee has worked in gyms, fitness centres both for the county council and privately owned. She has also worked with a large franchise group in the past, dealing with people’s fitness and nutrition. Helping people to achieve weight loss, toning, fitness and personal development. Having worked across a number of different exercise disciplines in the past, over the last 10 years her focus has moved to Pilates in order to develop core strength, toning for her clients.   Classes are mat based and tailored to individual needs. Each class has different ability…

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