Today's announcement of 200 jobs at RAF Brize Norton is a great boost for the West Oxfordshire economy. The £410 million contract agreed by the Ministry of Defence secures a key part of the RAF's airlift transport fleet until 2026, continuing our area's important relationship with the RAF.
Today, I had an important meeting at Littlestock Brook, Milton-under-Wychwood with representatives of the Environment Agency and Wild Oxfordshire, parishes and landowners about the natural flood management project.
Parish councils are at the heart of our communities throughout West Oxfordshire and I am undertaking a New Year tour of them. I started by visiting members of Freeland Parish Council to hear about their local concerns
Witney has so many wonderful small businesses and I was delighted to see this one thriving, Ue Coffee Roasters, as well as meet meet Evie & Mike. What an amazing local business producing wood-fired, clean-air roasted coffee!
I was shocked to hear of the sad news of the pile ups on the A40, when a woman was died and many were injured. There were four separate crashes in the fog. My thoughts are with the families of those hurt