CALLS have been made for West Oxfordshire District Council to make its meetings more accessible after a councillor resigned because he could not attend them.

Independent councillor David Snow who has served on the district council for three years, representing Witney North, has announced he is resigning.

In previous years Mr Snow, 44, a full-time security engineer, was a member of the council’s  economical and social scrutiny committee, and the audit and general purposes committee.

These bodies typically held meetings in the evenings which he could attend. Mr Snow said at the start of this municipal year he was only given the chance to serve on the environment and finance committees, which meet at 2pm.

He said: “I didn’t want to carry on as I didn’t think I would have been representing my electorate properly.”

Following his resignation, the leader of the council’s Labour group Duncan Enright said more needs to be done to ensure meetings are made accessible to councillors and the public.

The council’s deputy leader Warwick Robinson said councillors meet at the start of every municipal year to vote on the timing of meetings and council committees decide on their own meeting times and dates.