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Thursday, 23 March 2017
Oxfordshire Branches Survey: LG Reorganisation
You will probably have seen in recent
weeks campaign materials for “One Oxfordshire”, a proposal for local government
reorganisation initiated by Oxfordshire County Council. You may also have seen
counter proposals, particularly if you live or work in Oxford City or Cherwell
which are opposed to the plan.
The One Oxfordshire proposals would mean a single unitary
authority covering the whole of Oxfordshire responsible for all the services
currently provided by District and County Councils.
The Government will have the final say on the proposals and
we don’t yet know what it will decide but UNISON wants to know your concerns
and priorities so that we are ready to support our members interests once the
decision is announced. Any changes, whether it is a single unitary authority or
unitary authorities based on existing district council boundaries or some other
formulation, is bound to impact on our members who are directly employed by a
local authority but also those whose jobs are linked to the councils through contracts
or funding arrangements, and of course those who live in Oxfordshire regardless
of where they work.
It will be a great help in this if you could take a few
minutes to complete this survey by Friday 7 April.
Please feel free to ask your work colleagues to complete it
too, regardless of whether they are UNISON members. You can do this by
forwarding them the link.