Rodney Rose

We were very sorry to hear that County Councillor Rodney Rose has died at the weekend. Rodney was cabinet member for flooding for a number of year and we got to know him well. He attended several of our evening Annual Public Meetings. He was very much involved in organising a ‘Flood Summit’ which led to the start of the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme (OFAS); he then co-chaired the Scheme’s Sponsoring Group until last year. He was an excellent Chairman, not only did meetings always run to time but they were brightened by his lively sense of humour. Provided that OFAS goes ahead, it will be an important and significant part of the public legacy he leaves behind. Our condolences go to his family.

Oxford & Abingdon Scheme

We attended a ‘Councillor Update’ on the scheme at County Hall last evening. Cllr Rodney Rose introduced the evening, followed by contributions from the Environment Agency, Oxford City Council, Vale of White Horse District Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). There was a good attendance from councillors, and plenty of questions and discussion after the presentations.