Statement on the passing of Rodney Rose by Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

It was with great sadness that we learned that Rodney Rose, the deputy leader of Oxfordshire County Council until last year, died at the weekend. 

I will miss him greatly as a friend and colleague. On behalf of everyone at Oxfordshire County Council who knew and worked with him, I send his family our deepest condolences.

I worked closely with Rodney for many years. He was a tireless and dedicated local councillor representing Charlbury and Wychwood. As a long-serving member of the Cabinet, he had wide-ranging responsibilities for council services.

He was a tireless champion of Oxfordshire’s fire and rescue service. He represented the county council on several major projects that will benefit Oxfordshire, including the east-west rail scheme and the planned flood alleviation scheme around west Oxford. These will be his legacy as a public servant.