Bicester councillor resumes county role

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A county councillor from Bicester will resume his responsibilities over county hall finances, it was announced this week.

Councillor Charles Shouler has been re-appointed the lead member for finance by Oxfordshire County Council, a position he held previously from 2005 to 2010.

Mr Shouler, who stood down after suffering ill health in 2010, said: “Managing finances for an organisation the size of Oxfordshire County Council is a considerable task and not one that I take lightly.

“However I have done this job before and I know what to expect.

“I am looking forward to being involved again.

“The county council has a long track record of managing finances well and I intend that to continue.”

Mr Shouler, who lives in Priory Court, represents the Bicester South division.