Tony Ilott

Oxfordshire County Councillor for Banbury Hardwick Division
Cherwell District Councillor for Banbury Hardwick Ward
Banbury Town Councillor for Hardwick West Ward

Already a Town and District Councillor for Hardwick, Tony was also elected as the County Council representative in May 2017. One of his main motivations for standing for the County Council was to advocate a more joined-up approach between the local authorities in Oxfordshire and the services they provide. Many residents do not differentiate between the responsibilities of local councils. This way, Tony is able to be a 'one stop shop' for residents who require assistance. He has worked on many issues in the area including helping to secure the reinstatement of a regular bus service on the car estate, tackling unauthorised traveller encampments on Hanwell Fields and supporting the transfer of the bungalows on Banesberie Close. He has also been an ever-present campaigner supporting local efforts to reinstate an obstetric-led maternity service at the Horton Hospital. He has joined residents at rally’s for the cause, addressed the HOSC health scrutiny committee on various occasions and travelled with campaigners to attend the judicial hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Tony's connection to Banbury started 15 years ago when he moved here to open a business in the town centre. Since then he has been actively involved in the local community; he is a Rotarian and a member of the Banbury Civic Society.

 

News

Hardwick Councillors visit “Banesberie bungalows”

Hardwick Councillors had a tour of the bungalows on Banesberie Close today to see first-hand the start of extensive restoration works following a transfer of ownership to local housing association provider Sanctuary Housing.

Banbury Conservatives give evidence at key Horton Hospital meeting

Banbury Conservatives were pleased to stand with local residents in continuing to fight for the reinstatement of obstetric-led maternity services at the Horton General Hospital at a meeting of the Horton Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HHOSC) today.

Bitter disappointment at Horton Judicial Review judgement

Following a two day hearing, High Court Judge Mr Justice Mostyn today announced his decision to dismiss the Judicial Review which had been brought against the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by Cherwell District Council in relation to the CCGs local healthcare consultation.

Banbury Councillors work together to give town bus lifeline

Councillors from both political parties have come together to pledge their commitment to working towards retaining bus services in Banbury and its surrounding villages in a letter published in today's Banbury Guardian.

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