ROB BOWS OUT - FOR THE MOMENT!!
Dear Electors and Readers,
It has been a real privilege to serve you as County Councillor for the last eight years [1997-2005] and an experience I have also found hugely enjoyable. I am very grateful for the opportunity you gave me to pursue and achieve a number of initiatives for the Chipping Norton area, to represent you personally and also to play a county wide role as Vice Chair of the Council, Chair of the Learning and Culture Scrutiny Committee and Labour Group Deputy Leader over this period.
Defeat is never easy to bear but I remain absolutely committed to the Labour and Co �operative values I have believed in since I first came to the town in 1973 and which we know from our canvass on your doorsteps this election are still firmly shared in this area. I will remain actively involved in the town and its affairs as one of your representatives on the Town Council and through my involvement in a number of key organisations such as the ACE Centre, The Theatre, Youth Centre and Chipping Norton School.
I am proud of the significant additional funding and improved services that have occurred locally in all our schools and in local public transport as a direct result of a Labour government and I expect to see that investment to our public services increase further in Labour�s third term. I am absolutely convinced that significant local projects for which I personally worked over the past eight years can be achieved in the short term for Chipping Norton, notably
- A brand new hospital staffed and managed within the NHS together with a modern new older people�s home and other joined up health facilities
- New jobs and employment after Parker Knoll from OCC and government money through the new Town Partnership
- A brand new purpose built town library as part of a new development on the �burgage plots�
- A reduction in HGV traffic and pollution levels in the town
I wish my successor Hilary Hibbert-Biles well and I hope the Conservative controlled new County Council will direct Labour government funding and policies towards these much needed new facilities in Chipping Norton.
With many thanks for your support and encouragement over the past eight years.
Yours sincerely, �Rob Evans, �County Councillor for Chipping Norton Division 1997-2005.