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MP thanks residents for Oxford Stadium support

Oxford Mail: Andrew Smith with his advert in the Oxford Mail Andrew Smith with his advert in the Oxford Mail

OXFORD East Labour MP Andrew Smith has thanked residents for support for the campaign to save Oxford Stadium.

More than 2,500 signatures have been collected opposing plans to demolish the base in Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, once home to speedway and greyhound racing. A campaign advert in the Oxford Mail last month brought hundreds more, he said.

Oxford City Council rejected a move to replace the stadium with 220 homes in January, but developer Galliard Homes is appealing and final decision will be made by the independent Planning Inspectorate.

Mr Smith said: “I have been overwhelmed with the level of support the campaign has received, from people from across our region and across the political divide.”

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8:47am Mon 3 Mar 14

Myron Blatz says...

Even my Aunty votes for "our Andrew" despite her and the 'bingo mafia' usually seeming to be a bit more right-wing in their views - as, apparently, were many who used to work at Morris's who didn't always vote privately in general elections the same way the trade unions usually demanded at work. Wonder how Mr Smith's relationship with Unite will fare under Ed Miliband's desire to throw-off the shackles of the trade unions - or will the socialist-led City Council offer him new offices - at full commercial rent, eh Cllr Price?
Even my Aunty votes for "our Andrew" despite her and the 'bingo mafia' usually seeming to be a bit more right-wing in their views - as, apparently, were many who used to work at Morris's who didn't always vote privately in general elections the same way the trade unions usually demanded at work. Wonder how Mr Smith's relationship with Unite will fare under Ed Miliband's desire to throw-off the shackles of the trade unions - or will the socialist-led City Council offer him new offices - at full commercial rent, eh Cllr Price? Myron Blatz
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9:33am Mon 3 Mar 14

Zoon_Politikon says...

Andrew Smith wants to save the stadium, but will not be drawn on the subject of animal welfare. Understandable: the exploitation and abuse of animals cannot be defended. Listed below are just a few of the hundreds of greyhounds to lose their life as a result of injury on British tracks every year. Truly sickening.

Rooneys Lad, bk d, June 2010 - Feb. 2012 / Knockdrinna West, bk d, May 2008 - Aug. 2011 / Rotar Wing, bk d, Sep. 2007 - July 2011 / Droopys Yankee, dk bd d, July 2009 - Apr. 2011 / Illpayyoulater, bk d, Sep. 2007 - Apr. 2011 / Finlays Meadows, bd d, Oct. 2007 - Apr. 2011 / Cheeky Court, bk b, July 2008 - Feb. 2011 / Melted Fall, bk d, Oct. 2006 - Jan. 2011 / Chase Me Chloe, bk w b, July 2008 - Oct. 2010 / Macbally Linsay, bk b, Mar. 2008 - Sep. 2010 / Isle of Tara, bk b, Mar. 2006 - Sep. 2010 / Ballyverry Rock, bk d, May 2008 - Aug. 2010 / Tyrur Leonard, f d, May 2007 - Aug. 2010 / Sliding Bog, f b, Sep. 2007 - Aug. 2010 / Clubbing Night, bk w d, Sep. 2006 - Aug. 2010 / Daytwo, f d, Oct. 2004 - July 2010 / Wots Er Name, be w b, Mar. 2008 - July 2010 / Lakewood Lass, bk w b, Oct. 2008 - July 2010 / Swift Abel, bk d, Sep. 2007 - July 2010 / Rackethall Kenny, w bk d, Jan. 2008 - July 2010 / Townbrow Sioux, w be b, Dec. 2006 - July 2010 / Highview Pilot, f d, Feb. 2008 - June 2010 / Brizzle Bling, bk b, Mar. 2008 - June 2010 / Ballybride Rover, bk w d, Aug. 2007 - June 2010 / Nervous Basil, bk d, June 2008 - May 2010 / Astrikersfantasy, be b, Jan. 2007 - Apr. 2010 / Killough Boss, w bk d, Oct. 2007 - Mar. 2010 / Afflecks Palace, w bk d, May 2008 - Mar. 2010 / Rebeccas Hustler, w bd b, Apr. 2007 - Jan. 2010 / Fida Cascada, w bk d, Mar. 2006 - Jan. 2010 / Malbay Katie, be b, June 2003 - Jan. 2010 / Skywalker Brenda, bk b, Jan. 2008 - Jan. 2010 / Gulleen Star, bk d, Aug. 2006 - Jan. 2010 / Glenske Sky, bk b, Nov. 2004 - Jan. 2010 / Ardera Express, bk d, Apr. 2005 - Jan. 2010 / Kilkeedy Blue, be d, Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2010 / Loughmore Boy, bk d, Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2010 / Time Cracker, bk b, July 2006 - Nov. 2009 / Oklahoma Trail, bd b, Feb. 2005 - Oct. 2009 / Barra Snowstorm, w bk d, Mar. 2007 - Oct. 2009 / Rookies Fantasy, bk d, May 2007 - Sep. 2009 / Obligation, bk d, Jan. 2007 - Sep. 2009 / Aintsheapeach, be bd b, July 2005 - Sep. 2009 / Mistress Quickly, bk b, Dec. 2006 - July 2009 / Mi Starr, bk d, Oct. 2005 - June 2009 / Fortune John, bk w d, Jan. 2006 - June 2009 / Balreask Touch, be d, Aug. 2005 - June 2009 / Dawn Sunset, bk b, Sep. 2005 - June 2009 / Liam Maldini, bk d, July 2006 - May 2009 / Whinge Bag, be b, Jan. 2007 - May 2009 / Blue Fern, be d, Dec. 2005 - May 2009 / Happy Hawk, bk d, Apr. 2006 - May 2009 / Benlass Panther, bk d, Jan. 2007 - May 2009 / Princess Rocket, bk w b, May 2007 - May 2009 / Westway Pride, f d, Oct. 2006 - May 2009 / Ballymac Mondo, be d, May 2006 - Apr. 2009 / Upalongway, bk b, May 2006 - Apr. 2009 / Coran Singer, be b, June 2005 - Apr. 2009 / Maglass Legend, bk w d, Aug. 2004 - Apr. 2009 / Dainty Express, f d, Oct. 2006 - Mar. 2009 / On The Level, w bd d, Oct. 2006 - Jan. 2009 / Swift Aqua, be w b, Dec. 2005 - Jan. 2009 / Rathtooterny Zip, bk b, Oct. 2005 - Dec. 2008 / Kelsco Girl, bk b, Mar. 2005 - Nov. 2008 / Anduin, be d, Oct. 2006 - Nov. 2008 / Emerson Catkin, bk b, Sep. 2005 - Nov. 2008 / Daves Dasher, dk bd d, Aug. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Townbrow Mentor, bd d, Dec. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Bluestone Lane, be d, Apr. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Hanoi Son, bk d, May 2004 - Oct. 2008 / Glandore Queen, f w b, Sep. 2004 - Oct. 2008 / Frisby Foreman, f d, Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Corrig Cinders, w be b, Dec. 2005 - Sep. 2008 / Killeacle Rose, be w b, July 2005 – Aug. 2008 / Pigalle Rainbow, bk b, Dec. 2004 - Aug. 2008 / Daltons Lass, bk b, Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2008 / Glaseen Vieri, bk d, Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2008 / Hes A Cheetah, w bd d, Oct. 2003 - July 2008 / Work Of Art, w f d, Feb. 2006 - July 2008 / Mail Madness, w bk d, Dec. 2004 - July 2008 / Will He Rumble, f d, Oct. 2006 - May 2008 / Hillend Lad, be w d, Sep. 2005 - Apr. 2008 / Sarahs Storm, bd w d, Jan. 2006 - Mar. 2008 / Anns Wood, bk b, Nov. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Carbarns Lenny, w bk d, Sep. 2005 - Feb. 2008 / Head Iton Leanne, w bk b, June 2006 - Feb. 2008 / Dunmahon Boss, bd d, Jan. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Saleen Rob, bk d, Jan. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Hi Polejointer, bk d, Nov. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Barfunkel Craic, bk b, Apr. 2005 - Feb. 2008 / Run On Jess, bk w b, Mar. 2003 - Jan. 2008 / Icecream Charlie, f d, Feb. 2006 - Jan. 2008 / Woody The Tiger, bk d, Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2008 / Marathon Girl, bk w b, Aug. 2005 - Jan. 2008 / Disney Trip, bk d, Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2007 / Calm Aero, bk w b, July 2003 - Dec. 2007 / Lou Be Sure, bk w b, June 2004 - Dec. 2007 / South West Flyer, be d, Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2007 / Killeacle Abina, be b, July 2005 - Dec. 2007 / Greenwell Flash, bk d, Jan. 2004 - Oct. 2007 / Driving Up Hasty, bk d, Apr. 2005 - Sep. 2007 / Tolcas Refrain, w bk b, June 2004 - July 2007 / Our Vieri, be d, Aug. 2004 - July 2007 / Dunmurry Queen, bk b, May 2002 - July 2007 / Bozman Ruling, bk d, Dec. 2002 - Nov. 2006 / Banahoe Panther, bk d, Oct. 2002 - July 2006 / Two One Zero, bk d, July 2004 - May 2006
Andrew Smith wants to save the stadium, but will not be drawn on the subject of animal welfare. Understandable: the exploitation and abuse of animals cannot be defended. Listed below are just a few of the hundreds of greyhounds to lose their life as a result of injury on British tracks every year. Truly sickening. Rooneys Lad, bk d, June 2010 - Feb. 2012 / Knockdrinna West, bk d, May 2008 - Aug. 2011 / Rotar Wing, bk d, Sep. 2007 - July 2011 / Droopys Yankee, dk bd d, July 2009 - Apr. 2011 / Illpayyoulater, bk d, Sep. 2007 - Apr. 2011 / Finlays Meadows, bd d, Oct. 2007 - Apr. 2011 / Cheeky Court, bk b, July 2008 - Feb. 2011 / Melted Fall, bk d, Oct. 2006 - Jan. 2011 / Chase Me Chloe, bk w b, July 2008 - Oct. 2010 / Macbally Linsay, bk b, Mar. 2008 - Sep. 2010 / Isle of Tara, bk b, Mar. 2006 - Sep. 2010 / Ballyverry Rock, bk d, May 2008 - Aug. 2010 / Tyrur Leonard, f d, May 2007 - Aug. 2010 / Sliding Bog, f b, Sep. 2007 - Aug. 2010 / Clubbing Night, bk w d, Sep. 2006 - Aug. 2010 / Daytwo, f d, Oct. 2004 - July 2010 / Wots Er Name, be w b, Mar. 2008 - July 2010 / Lakewood Lass, bk w b, Oct. 2008 - July 2010 / Swift Abel, bk d, Sep. 2007 - July 2010 / Rackethall Kenny, w bk d, Jan. 2008 - July 2010 / Townbrow Sioux, w be b, Dec. 2006 - July 2010 / Highview Pilot, f d, Feb. 2008 - June 2010 / Brizzle Bling, bk b, Mar. 2008 - June 2010 / Ballybride Rover, bk w d, Aug. 2007 - June 2010 / Nervous Basil, bk d, June 2008 - May 2010 / Astrikersfantasy, be b, Jan. 2007 - Apr. 2010 / Killough Boss, w bk d, Oct. 2007 - Mar. 2010 / Afflecks Palace, w bk d, May 2008 - Mar. 2010 / Rebeccas Hustler, w bd b, Apr. 2007 - Jan. 2010 / Fida Cascada, w bk d, Mar. 2006 - Jan. 2010 / Malbay Katie, be b, June 2003 - Jan. 2010 / Skywalker Brenda, bk b, Jan. 2008 - Jan. 2010 / Gulleen Star, bk d, Aug. 2006 - Jan. 2010 / Glenske Sky, bk b, Nov. 2004 - Jan. 2010 / Ardera Express, bk d, Apr. 2005 - Jan. 2010 / Kilkeedy Blue, be d, Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2010 / Loughmore Boy, bk d, Dec. 2006 - Jan. 2010 / Time Cracker, bk b, July 2006 - Nov. 2009 / Oklahoma Trail, bd b, Feb. 2005 - Oct. 2009 / Barra Snowstorm, w bk d, Mar. 2007 - Oct. 2009 / Rookies Fantasy, bk d, May 2007 - Sep. 2009 / Obligation, bk d, Jan. 2007 - Sep. 2009 / Aintsheapeach, be bd b, July 2005 - Sep. 2009 / Mistress Quickly, bk b, Dec. 2006 - July 2009 / Mi Starr, bk d, Oct. 2005 - June 2009 / Fortune John, bk w d, Jan. 2006 - June 2009 / Balreask Touch, be d, Aug. 2005 - June 2009 / Dawn Sunset, bk b, Sep. 2005 - June 2009 / Liam Maldini, bk d, July 2006 - May 2009 / Whinge Bag, be b, Jan. 2007 - May 2009 / Blue Fern, be d, Dec. 2005 - May 2009 / Happy Hawk, bk d, Apr. 2006 - May 2009 / Benlass Panther, bk d, Jan. 2007 - May 2009 / Princess Rocket, bk w b, May 2007 - May 2009 / Westway Pride, f d, Oct. 2006 - May 2009 / Ballymac Mondo, be d, May 2006 - Apr. 2009 / Upalongway, bk b, May 2006 - Apr. 2009 / Coran Singer, be b, June 2005 - Apr. 2009 / Maglass Legend, bk w d, Aug. 2004 - Apr. 2009 / Dainty Express, f d, Oct. 2006 - Mar. 2009 / On The Level, w bd d, Oct. 2006 - Jan. 2009 / Swift Aqua, be w b, Dec. 2005 - Jan. 2009 / Rathtooterny Zip, bk b, Oct. 2005 - Dec. 2008 / Kelsco Girl, bk b, Mar. 2005 - Nov. 2008 / Anduin, be d, Oct. 2006 - Nov. 2008 / Emerson Catkin, bk b, Sep. 2005 - Nov. 2008 / Daves Dasher, dk bd d, Aug. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Townbrow Mentor, bd d, Dec. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Bluestone Lane, be d, Apr. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Hanoi Son, bk d, May 2004 - Oct. 2008 / Glandore Queen, f w b, Sep. 2004 - Oct. 2008 / Frisby Foreman, f d, Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2008 / Corrig Cinders, w be b, Dec. 2005 - Sep. 2008 / Killeacle Rose, be w b, July 2005 – Aug. 2008 / Pigalle Rainbow, bk b, Dec. 2004 - Aug. 2008 / Daltons Lass, bk b, Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2008 / Glaseen Vieri, bk d, Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2008 / Hes A Cheetah, w bd d, Oct. 2003 - July 2008 / Work Of Art, w f d, Feb. 2006 - July 2008 / Mail Madness, w bk d, Dec. 2004 - July 2008 / Will He Rumble, f d, Oct. 2006 - May 2008 / Hillend Lad, be w d, Sep. 2005 - Apr. 2008 / Sarahs Storm, bd w d, Jan. 2006 - Mar. 2008 / Anns Wood, bk b, Nov. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Carbarns Lenny, w bk d, Sep. 2005 - Feb. 2008 / Head Iton Leanne, w bk b, June 2006 - Feb. 2008 / Dunmahon Boss, bd d, Jan. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Saleen Rob, bk d, Jan. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Hi Polejointer, bk d, Nov. 2004 - Feb. 2008 / Barfunkel Craic, bk b, Apr. 2005 - Feb. 2008 / Run On Jess, bk w b, Mar. 2003 - Jan. 2008 / Icecream Charlie, f d, Feb. 2006 - Jan. 2008 / Woody The Tiger, bk d, Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2008 / Marathon Girl, bk w b, Aug. 2005 - Jan. 2008 / Disney Trip, bk d, Sep. 2005 - Dec. 2007 / Calm Aero, bk w b, July 2003 - Dec. 2007 / Lou Be Sure, bk w b, June 2004 - Dec. 2007 / South West Flyer, be d, Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2007 / Killeacle Abina, be b, July 2005 - Dec. 2007 / Greenwell Flash, bk d, Jan. 2004 - Oct. 2007 / Driving Up Hasty, bk d, Apr. 2005 - Sep. 2007 / Tolcas Refrain, w bk b, June 2004 - July 2007 / Our Vieri, be d, Aug. 2004 - July 2007 / Dunmurry Queen, bk b, May 2002 - July 2007 / Bozman Ruling, bk d, Dec. 2002 - Nov. 2006 / Banahoe Panther, bk d, Oct. 2002 - July 2006 / Two One Zero, bk d, July 2004 - May 2006 Zoon_Politikon
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12:00pm Mon 3 Mar 14

mytaxes says...

Good to see what the priorities are in Oxford. Anyone who objects to more housing is a NIMBY unless you live in Blackbird Leys. We now know that the local MP and the council consider dog racing as more important than housing.
Good to see what the priorities are in Oxford. Anyone who objects to more housing is a NIMBY unless you live in Blackbird Leys. We now know that the local MP and the council consider dog racing as more important than housing. mytaxes
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