More attention must be paid to people’s wishes

.

.

First published in Letters

I WAS elated to see the main political party leaders cringing as they faced up to UKIP’s success at both local and EU elections. Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband said they ‘were listening’ and got the message, Nick Clegg is now an irrelevance. I wonder?

Oxford Mail:

Ed Miliband

It was ironic to read two letters (May 27), one saying that Labour was not listening to people’s wishes and another from a Labour councillor saying that the county council was not listening to the wishes of residents for a crossing at Collinwood Rd over the A40.

Oxford Mail:

Nick Clegg

Coupled with the fact that Cllr Hudspeth has not yet responded to my challenge to explain why money cannot be diverted from the proposed crossing at the Six Bells to the A40 crossing, it just proves that none of the main parties is really listening.

I hope that they remember this when they start knocking on doors next May asking for our votes.

Things must change and MPs and councils must pay more attention to local people’s wishes on all topics.

TERRY ROPER

Claymond Road

Headington

Oxford

Today’s letters

Time and money being wasted on pipe dreams

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The county councillors have been dreaming of monorails, trams and now a tunnel to ease congestion, and they have brought Oxford to its knees by doing all the road works at once. So why waste time and money dreaming of schemes which are only pipedreams?

City centre size is part of the main problem

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxford is a city in distress. We have very major traffic problems at the moment and an underlying problem with our sewage system.

I don't think group has misinterpreted plans

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

I was concerned to read Martin Rose’s letter accusing West Way Community Concern of misrepresenting the size of Doric’s proposed development at West Way, Botley – ‘Surely numbers cannot represent community?, October 16’.

Join our march against inhumane badger cull

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

It seems that the second badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset, like the first one, has failed to meet the targets set. This means that it is more likely to have led to the ‘perturbation effect’, where stressed badgers disperse and flee the cull zone.

A possible solution to where a tunnel could be built in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

It was with some disbelief that I read that Ian Hudspeth was suggesting a tunnel under Oxford’s High Street to relieve the city centre of traffic congestion because I can’t imagine that such a proposal would be taken seriously.


Want to give your opinion? Email letters@oxfordmail.co.uk

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree