The City Council is the only council in Oxfordshire to retain control of social housing
o 900 new homes in Barton
o £20m to refurbish tower blocks
o £21m to improve council homes in Blackbird Leys and Barton
o £4.2m on our Great Estates programme
Invested £5m to house families in temporary accommodation and secured £790k from Government to help prevent homelessness
Did you know that Oxfordshire unitary would remove control of housing from elected City Councillors?
Oxfordshire County Council has cut its budget for homeless services in the city leading to hostel closures across the city.
Threat to investment in communities
Oxford City Council invests in communities to enhance health and well-being and the quality of residents’ lives, Heavy invested in community facilities, e.g. Rose Hill and East Oxford Community Centres.
Loss of local control would threaten:
o Planned improvements across all 19 community facilities
o Investment in facilities and programmes for young people, e.g. Youth Ambition
o £1.4m of grants to community and voluntary sector groups and to the cultural sector.