This should not happen if you have a guide dog

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First published in Letters

I am writing because I am indignant that, in this day and age, and having owned a guide dog for 15 years I was refused entry into a local restaurant in my home town of Wallingford.

I arrived at 12.30pm with a friend and we were refused entry because of my guide dog.

Surely, in this day and age, this should not be allowed to happen.

MIKE LEADER

St George Green

Wallingford

Today’s letters

Where will the next vehicle come to rest?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

RECENTLY, probably in the hours of darkness, athe driver of a bright blue vehicle drove across the grass verge and into my newly rebuilt driveway wall opposite the Red Cow in Chesterton, causing considerable damage. There were no witnesses but there is paint residue on the bricks and the stonework. I would have thought so much more of that driver if he or she had come to the door and acknowledged what had happened.

Don't expect to get a receipt, apparently

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

WE had a boiler replaced by a small plumbing firm from Banbury. I asked for a receipt for the two cheques I issued, the warranties for the boiler and work done as well as the building regulations certificate.

Your report omits the main point of my speech

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

YOUR report on fees for care on February 25 has a nice picture of me, but omits the main point of my three-minute speech to the county council cabinet the previous day.

Why is my post delivered as late as 5.30pm?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

ONCE upon a time, you could almost tell the time of day by the delivery of post Royal Mail made in my road.

Seeing PC105 on his bike brought back memories

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

I WAS interested to see the letter from Mrs Parkinson, her late husband Ken taught me to ride a motorcycle, the one shown in the picture.

Were they tipped off or was it a premonition?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

I WAS prompted to write and express my opinion after reading yesterday’s front page story “THEY SAW NO EVIL” and I must say it does not surprise me that the two people pictured on the front page have denied all knowledge.


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12:45pm Tue 15 Jul 14

WitneyGreen says...

It is illegal to refuse entry to a guide dog. Please report the restuarant concerned to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and your local Trading Standards (Oxfordshire County Council).

Please also ensure that the restuaurant owner is given the following number, which explains his legal obligation to allow you access: 08000 131717
It is illegal to refuse entry to a guide dog. Please report the restuarant concerned to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and your local Trading Standards (Oxfordshire County Council). Please also ensure that the restuaurant owner is given the following number, which explains his legal obligation to allow you access: 08000 131717 WitneyGreen
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