The County Council sent me an email, asking us to help raise awareness of the county council elections taking place on 4th May 2017. Here’s what they wrote…

Oxfordshire County Council provides many of the important services in your community, such as Fire and Rescue, looking after vulnerable children and adults, libraries, roads, waste disposal, school nurses and tackling rogue traders, to name just a few.

The county council elections on Thursday 4 May are your opportunity to directly influence how these services are run in your area.

The councillor elected in your area will be representing you and your community, taking important decisions that affect where you live. They will also be the person you get in touch with if you want to improve services over the next few years.

You can find the full list of candidates standing in your area and your nearest polling station at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/elections

The elections take place on Thursday 4 May from 7.00am to 10 pm. The election count takes place on Friday, May 5 in Abingdon.

If you care about local services, don’t forget to vote and remind your friends and family too!

Oxfordshire County Council elections 2017