Oxford City Council draft budget set to be debated

Oxford City Council's draft budget for 2013/14 will be debated by its executive later as it seeks to continue making £7m of savings over four years.

Parking permits and council house rents could increase under the plans.

The council says a proposed 2% increase in its council tax precept will protect them against an anticipated drop in central government funding.

The authority has pledged additional spending on sports pavilions and roads on housing estates.

A capital spending programme of £115m is proposed over four years, allowing the council to invest in its housing stock and build a new competition swimming pool at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.

It hopes to create an additional 1,000 jobs in that time.

A public consultation runs until the end of January with full council set to approve the draft budget on 18 February.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford

Weather

Oxford

9 °C 1 °C

Features

  • Firth of Forth bridgeWhat came Firth?

    How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge


  • Petrol pumpPumping up

    Why are petrol prices rising again?


  • Image of George from Tube CrushTube crush

    How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing


  • Elderly manSuicide decline

    The number of old people killing themselves has fallen. Why?


  • TricycleTreasure trove

    The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg


Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.