"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 firstname.lastname@example.org."