Oxfordshire County Council is today launching a new consultation on proposals to reduce the amount it spends on home-to-school transport – following a decision in July to look again at the plans.
Under the current policy, some children receive free transport despite attending schools which are not the nearest available to them. In some cases, children receive free transport to their catchment school even though an alternative school exists within walking distance.
This level of provision is more generous than the national statutory level and is not considered sustainable given the on-going pressure on public finances and the need for the council to identify potential savings across all service areas.
For more information, please click on the document below:
Home To School
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Please be aware that the Harpsden valley road between Chalk Hill and Woodlands Road will be closed to through traffic for three days from September 23rd 2013 because of essential telecommunication engineering works.
Exemptions are included for police, fire and ambulance services and for the works and for vehicular access to adjacent premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road. The alternative route is via the A4155, Shiplake Row, Sonning Common Road and Devils Hill and vice versa.
See below for more details:
Closure plan Sept 13
Harpsden road closure notice Sep 2013
The website for the Joint Henley Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan is now live: http://www.jhhnp.co.uk/. Your help is needed to draw up a joint Neighbourhood Plan with our partners in Henley, which will establish where new homes in Henley and Harpsden should be built and what the priorities are for green spaces, transport improvements and recreational and community facilities. Two major public events are planned for the joint Neighbourhood Plan: Market Place in Henley on Saturday 7th September and the Henley Show on Saturday 14th September. Please look at the website and register your interest now!