OXFORD City Council has been named the best achieving authority at a local government award ceremony organised by The Municipal Journal.
The ceremony was held at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Thursday and hosted by Hugh Dennis, the star of BBC comedy Outnumbered.
The judges said: “The council is in a solid financial position and is investing in critical initiatives to meet housing needs and build a stronger local economy and a safer and more active community.”
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