DIAL-a-ride services across Oxfordshire have been tweaked.

Oxfordshire County Council took over the scheme from district councils in April.

Buses will now serve Banbury on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as just Tuesdays and Thursdays.

And in the Vale of White Horse and West Oxfordshire, Tuesday and Wednesday services have been extended to include some destinations in Oxford.

Council deputy leader Rodney Rose has previously called on district councils to put more money up if they want to see further improvements.

And last night Oxford City Council ’s Labour leader Bob Price, who has not ruled out pumping more money into the scheme, said: “We had a meeting about this last Friday, and there’s clearly an unmet demand, but what we don’t know at this stage whether the best option is to give money to the county council.”

When the county took over the scheme, it maintained its £160,000 budget for dial-a-ride in 2012-13.