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Oxford Mail: Oxford City Council has won an award Oxford City Council has won an award

OXFORD City Council has been named the best achieving authority at a local government award ceremony organised by The Municipal Journal.

The ceremony was held at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Thursday and hosted by Hugh Dennis, the star of BBC comedy Outnumbered.

The judges said: “The council is in a solid financial position and is investing in critical initiatives to meet housing needs and build a stronger local economy and a safer and more active community.”

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4:15pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

An award for Oxford City Council? Tick box, we'll look into it and one of our advisors will 'phone you back!
An award for Oxford City Council? Tick box, we'll look into it and one of our advisors will 'phone you back! Myron Blatz
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5:45pm Sat 21 Jun 14

mytaxes says...

Shame they didn't ask some of the council taxpayers what they thought of them.
Shame they didn't ask some of the council taxpayers what they thought of them. mytaxes
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12:56am Sun 22 Jun 14

Myron Blatz says...

Quite right 'mytaxes' - I feel another mega-expensive Oxford City Council Public Consultation on the cards! What's interesting is that City Council only bangs-on about good news about themselves, have you noticed? The Council is still trying to bury the Temple Cowley pool scandal, the total fiasco which is the old Cowley Community Centre bombsite, and why it tries to sell its services in competition with the private sector, when it can't even properly maimtain and repair its 8,000-odd council homes, its commumity centres, and the fact that every year it wastes hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money on its top-end management, whilst Labour-controlled City Council blames cuts on services and workers on the Tory-led Coalition and Tory-controlled County Council.
Quite right 'mytaxes' - I feel another mega-expensive Oxford City Council Public Consultation on the cards! What's interesting is that City Council only bangs-on about good news about themselves, have you noticed? The Council is still trying to bury the Temple Cowley pool scandal, the total fiasco which is the old Cowley Community Centre bombsite, and why it tries to sell its services in competition with the private sector, when it can't even properly maimtain and repair its 8,000-odd council homes, its commumity centres, and the fact that every year it wastes hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money on its top-end management, whilst Labour-controlled City Council blames cuts on services and workers on the Tory-led Coalition and Tory-controlled County Council. Myron Blatz
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4:46pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Whitto says...

I think the council tax payers spoke at the recent elections when they increased the ruling labour majority was increased. They must be doing something right.......

I think what you meant to say was they "didn't ask THIS council tax payer" who is never happy with anything.
I think the council tax payers spoke at the recent elections when they increased the ruling labour majority was increased. They must be doing something right....... I think what you meant to say was they "didn't ask THIS council tax payer" who is never happy with anything. Whitto
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5:56pm Sun 22 Jun 14

mytaxes says...

Whitto wrote:
I think the council tax payers spoke at the recent elections when they increased the ruling labour majority was increased. They must be doing something right.......

I think what you meant to say was they "didn't ask THIS council tax payer" who is never happy with anything.
You obviously have no experience of other councils, many are again freezing council tax this year. Perhaps if students did not have two votes, one at home and one in their university town, the outcome would be different. It is so easy to vote for a council who wastes money if you do not have to pay council tax.
[quote][p][bold]Whitto[/bold] wrote: I think the council tax payers spoke at the recent elections when they increased the ruling labour majority was increased. They must be doing something right....... I think what you meant to say was they "didn't ask THIS council tax payer" who is never happy with anything.[/p][/quote]You obviously have no experience of other councils, many are again freezing council tax this year. Perhaps if students did not have two votes, one at home and one in their university town, the outcome would be different. It is so easy to vote for a council who wastes money if you do not have to pay council tax. mytaxes
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10:43pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Whitto says...

Well thats one way of spinning a result that you don't like to make you feel better about it.
Here is another thought, if the current administration is so bad then why did only 37% of people turnout? You would have thought many more would have come out to vote them out. Also at that turnout level do you really think a lot of students bothered to vote? I have worked in polling stations in Oxford and hardly ever seen a student vote......
Well thats one way of spinning a result that you don't like to make you feel better about it. Here is another thought, if the current administration is so bad then why did only 37% of people turnout? You would have thought many more would have come out to vote them out. Also at that turnout level do you really think a lot of students bothered to vote? I have worked in polling stations in Oxford and hardly ever seen a student vote...... Whitto
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10:46pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Whitto says...

Oh and I have lived in a number of areas across the country under various political leaning administrations and Oxford does far more to help it's people than any of them....
Oh and I have lived in a number of areas across the country under various political leaning administrations and Oxford does far more to help it's people than any of them.... Whitto
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