More attention must be paid to people’s wishes

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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

The council needs to reconsider its plans

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The latest incarnation of the Vale of White Horse’s local plan still accepts the housing numbers imposed on it, which assume employment growth will occur as planned in Science Vale.

Could the track not be extended any further?

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10:00am Friday 21st November 2014

I read the interesting article about the possible reinstating of passenger services on the rail link to Littlemore and Cowley, which is an excellent idea, but why stop at Cowley?

It is very important to keep dogs on their leads

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I am right behind Elizabeth Ward with regard to the issue of dogs on leads in Aristotle Lane.

Lights will make path much safer at night-time

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Friday 21st November 2014

COUNCILLOR Mick Haines must be over the moon as after years of campaigning to get lights installed in Croft Road Recreation Ground, they have actually been put in place at last. This will make it much safer for all who use the cycle track/footpath in the hours of darkness.

Thank you to all who contributed their time

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 21st November 2014

‘Commemorating the Peacemakers’ was the name of an all-day conference at Friends Meeting House on November 15, an event not to miss in the calendar of events about the First World War. Thanks in part to your and the city council’s support with publicity, we had more than 80 people attending the day-time conference, and another 80 coming to the ‘peace concert’ in the evening.


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