The following was written by Wendy Archer, Chairman of the Oxfordshire Family History Society and is republished here with her permission:
...Oxfordshire Studies and Oxfordshire Record Office are to merge later this year in modified premises at St Luke's Church, Cowley. There are proposed staff cuts which mean the service offered would be a much restricted one compared with previously.
Oxfordshire County Council has set up the format of e-petitions as part of its ongoing commitment to listening to and responding to the views of the public. An e-petition has been instigated by Malcolm Graham (Oxfordshire Local History Association) with relation to the proposed staff cuts.