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This should not happen if you have a guide dog

Oxford Mail: . .

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

Punishments seem to vary considerably

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2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

I was very interested in the article Scales of Justice (July 21).

Where is evidence group is not fit for purpose?

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Your newspaper reports that Oxford City Council is seeking to remove East Oxford Community Association (EOCA) from the East Oxford Community Centre as it has determined that the association is not fit to run such a centre.

We were unaware of changes to bus route

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

I was reading your recent article about Stagecoach’s intentions to introduce a new bus service between Carterton and the JR Hospital. Good news I thought, until I read further down the article and noticed the imminent changes to the timetables and “improved” services in West Oxon. 

This ignores widespread anxiety as levels increase

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

While we are immensely grateful to the teams that look after us during flood events, claims that the damage can be reduced by relying on local defences, such as those here in streets off the Botley Road, rather than investing in the Western Conveyance, ignore the widespread anxiety felt as flood levels rise around us, sleepless nights, the huge investment in manpower needed to deploy and man temporary defences, pumps and sandbags (used once only, then ripped apart to recycle the sand), thoughts of even more insurance blight and the turmoil caused by possible, impending and/or actual evacuation. 

Oxford is beginning to appreciate the need for something proactive

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

On behalf of the South Oxford Flood Action Group (SOFAG) I enjoyed your letter from Prof Edmund Penning-Rowsell on the proposed Oxford and Abingdon flood relief scheme ( July 19).

Be safe and stay out of quarries this summer

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10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

LAST year, during a two-month period of unusually warm weather, six people drowned in former quarry lakes across the UK.


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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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