Charlbury Chronicle - From Robert Courts MP

"It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Rodney Rose in March.  Rodney worked tirelessly for the Charlbury community, with an enthusiasm and determination that I hugely admired.  He was a champion for the local area, and greatly respected by all.  He will be sorely missed.

"Many of you have contacted me about the condition of roads in West Oxfordshire, and I am very aware of the damage that has been done to our roads during these past winter months.  I have listened to your concerns and I have campaigned for more funding to fix potholes right across the constituency.  I therefore welcome the Government’s recent announcement that local roads badly affected by winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair any potholes and other storm damage.  This means £1.8m will be available for Oxfordshire to repair potholes; when coupled with other funding announcements, this means we will have nearly £3m to fix our roads. 

"The Highways Team at Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) are working hard to address these issues, using this funding to patch the areas that need it most, and I welcome the good work they have done so far.  Nevertheless, I know there is more to do, and I continue to push for more funding – but this is certainly a large step in the right direction.

"As ever, if there is anything you wish to raise with me, please do not hesitate to contact me at"