South Oxfordshire: Crowmarsh Gifford Workers Get New Office

Following a huge fire that gutted council offices in Crowmarsh Gifford - staff have finally got a new base.

Workers from both South Oxfordshire and Vale fo White Horse District Councils will move to Milton by the summer.

The councils are due to start moving at the end of May and into June and will start the process of setting the offices up and making sure they’re ready for staff to use.

They've been in temporary offices in Abingdon or working from home since January.

Councillor John Cotton, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We want to thank Research Machines and MEPC, who own Milton Park.  Without their help, we’d almost certainly still be looking for a suitable temporary home.

"Once the move is out of the way I’m looking forward to cracking on with finding a permanent home for the council.”

Meanwhile, Councillor Matthew Barber, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “The last couple of months have been quite tough for everybody, but once we’ve moved our staff will be able to settle down and work much more effectively, with a bit of normality to their working lives.

Milton Park ticks all the boxes in terms of location and facilities and I’m sure it will serve us well over the coming years.”

Councillors will decide what to do wih the burnt-out shell left at Crowmarsh Gifford after the move is complete.