nPower could raise valuable charity cash



First published in Letters

I am writing concerning the publicity over RWE nPower’s decision to blow up the Didcot Power Station cooling towers in the dark, thus depriving the community at large an opportunity to view this long-awaited spectacle.

I have a suggestion which I hope RWE nPower gives serious consideration to before they blow up the main chimney.

That a draw/raffle is held, say £1 a ticket. The winning ticket holders push the detonator button and all proceeds go to local charities.

This practice was widely used in the days of the old central electricity generating board, at the end of a power station’s life and not only created valuable community involvement but also raised valued donations for local charities.

How about it RWE nPower?


Park Ward

Didcot Town Council

Today’s letters

Group must consider impact of proposalls

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 24th November 2014

Network Rail has again sprung a nasty surprise on the people of North Oxford. Last time it was the announcement in its forward plan that that it was contemplating a rail flyover to replace the Oxford North junction just south of Wolvercote.

Congratulations to all behind this initiative

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 24th November 2014

What fantastic news. I am referring to the story ‘Team effort wins Wantage award for best town centre’ in the Great British Town Awards, November 12. Surely accolades don’t come much better than that.

I will pursue this as soon as funding is available

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 24th November 2014

Allow me to thank Elaine Bennett, (When is lighting going to be installed?, November 18) for her kind words regarding me getting the lights installed into Croft Road Recreation Ground.

Money could have been spent much more wisely

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 24th November 2014

Does anyone know why Oxfordshire County Council is spending vast amounts of money to “improve” the Ducklington Lane/Station Lane junction in Witney?

Residents should not have to lose such a valued community amenity

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 24th November 2014

On Monday evening I learned about the latest proposal by the Save Temple Cowley Pools group for leasing the facilities, saving them from destruction and replacement by housing. The city council will consider this and other proposals at 5.30pm on December 10. Some reasons to hope that this plan wins out: 1. The pools and gym are much used and conveniently located. They are within walking distance for many people, unlike the replacement pool in Blackbird Leys, which would have to be accessed by bus or car by the majority.

The council needs to reconsider its plans

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 21st November 2014

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.

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