On Queens Street, the road which formerly led westward out of town, you will also find the Oxfordshire County Council which goes by the name of the 'County Hall.' The Oxfordshire County Council is not only the administration building but also includes the county government. The buildings that are there today are part of the 'County Council,' the current Board of Directors, and were built in 1976. The County is responsible for all kinds of public services. This includes schools, libraries, hospitals and public safety. Most of the meetings held here are public. Right next to this more modern building is the original one that was built in 1841.