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

It will be interesting to see how it all turns out

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

I am writing concerning Mr Woodward’s letter on October 31 on behalf of the silent majority about the West Way redevelopment. Yes there is a silent majority, but silence does not mean consent. Apathy is one reason for the silence and another is that many of us believe that Doric and the Vale council have already done a deal behind closed doors, and the destruction of Botley has already been decided. I do not have Mr Woodward’s clairvoyant skills in knowing that the silent majority are all in favour of Doric’s diabolical development.

The law is the law and we need to follow it

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

I am replying to the letter from Michael Hugh-Jones on November 7. I was surprised that a man of his intelligence failed to observe the “Cyclists Dismount” signs which have been in place for some months.

Late PC taught me how to ride motorbikes

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

I was interested to see the photo of the late Pc105 Ken Parkinson on the Triumph 200cc Tiger Club Motorcycle in the letters section recently.

An opportunity site that cannot be ignored

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

Daniel Scharf ‘Shameful heritage of airbase is being ignored, November 12,’ criticises the failure to develop the former RAF Upper Heyford as a Cold War heritage site of international importance.

Castle Mill report proves council was guilty of a grave error of judgement

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 26th November 2014

City council leader Bob Price has done it again. Back in January he asserted he didn’t understand why people were “so exercised” about the damage to Port Meadow. You’d think that if the sight of the Castle Mill blocks themselves or the council’s planning review (that found its public consultation had been inadequate) weren’t enough for him, then the publication of the Environmental Impact Assessment surely would. It spells out starkly how the development has had an “adverse impact” on no less than 22 “heritage asset settings”.

Care from NHS has been just excellent

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 25th November 2014

I guess that it is time for those who have benefited from the good work of the NHS to have their say. I have just endured a run of bad health that you only read about other people having.

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