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More attention must be paid to people’s wishes

Oxford Mail: . .

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.


Claymond Road



Today’s letters

Department must take another look at centre

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FIRSTLY I must say how pleased I am with Oxford City Council Planning Department for listening to my objections regarding neighbouring developments. Thanks to their efficiency one proposal was amended.

There are also virtues of a time before cars

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE letter by Tony Augarde (July 17) extolling the so-called virtues of the motor car made me look back with nostalgia to a time when there were few cars. A time before front gardens, streets, town and village centres were littered by them, when you could appreciate to the full, the beauty of towns and the countryside without something blocking the view. He says that you can carry four people in a car, but how many cars travel our roads with a full load? With bicycles, each person can have their own, relatively cheap, personal form of transport which takes up little room and provides an excellent form of exercise.

Association made life easier for other parents

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I WAS surprised that your obituary, July 17, for Ann Hunt did not mention that many of us are familiar with Ann through the amazing book Can Any Mother Help Me?

The cast gave it their all and audience loved it

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Saturday morning, I open the paper – murders, wars, food banks, cruelty to old folks. I wonder what is going on in our wonderful planet.

Weekend was spoilt by trespassers on property

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

I live in a beautiful spot by the river near Oxford and this weekend it has been lovely to see groups of people enjoying the weather and the amazing resource that runs through our county.

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