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nPower could raise valuable charity cash

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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

If we are not proactive we’ll lose our resources

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The letters page on Tuesday, August 12, reflected an obvious dilemma and touched on several connected issues. One correspondent asked ‘why can’t Oxford people wait until there are some real plans to examine before leaping into negative mode?’ If we did that the powers-that-be (in our one party parish) would have done half their job. In this part of the parish Stansfeld Education Centre is an urgent issue. The Friends of Quarry are seeking partners to keep it in the same use ie primarily educational or recreational. Some of us may be more creative but if we’re not proactive we’ll lose another vital (public) resource and the environment will deteriorate further.

Where are all these extra cars going to park?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

It’s all very well for Cherwell District Council to announce another 720 houses for the Kingsmere estate in Bicester and plans for another 6,000 at the north west of Bicester. I have just one question. Where are all the influx of cars going to park in town? Just when I thought the car parks had been sorted out, along comes Cherwell approving more housing.

What a lovely surprise to visit swimming pool

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

As a boy I used to swim in Hinksey swimming pool but have not done so as an adult. Having passed the pool many times on my cycling trips to Oxford I often thought what a pity it was that the pool had been left to deteriorate.

Bees need somewhere to forage properly

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

It’s good that Oxfordshire County Council are trying to help bees, but they are going about it the wrong way. It’s no good having a hive in every other garden if the bees have nowhere to forage.

Care I received was excellent and I cannot praise the staff too highly

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

As a regular reader of the Oxford Mail I am aware of your extensive coverage of the NHS. You also (rightly) draw attention to some of the pressures in the system, as well as good stories.

Don’t miss out on our cancer support morning

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Just a reminder to let readers know that we are having a coffee morning on September 26 from 10am till noon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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