Snobby city has to grow for 'ordinary' people

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

Oxford needs to grow by quite a lot in size to inject some vitality into the local economy. At the moment it is stagnant.

Eradicating disease has effect on population

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

OXFORD laboratories seem to be at the forefront in the search for cures for some of the major diseases, including Ebola, and it’s said that, in time, we may be able to find cures for all of them.

PM can't negotiate with EU after wasting money

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

IT was surprising to see PM and Witney MP David Cameron get himself in a flap over the amount we owe the European Union.

Silent majority should have a voice over Botley

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

HAVING read and listened to so much negative comment about the West Way redevelopment scheme I feel I must voice an opinion for the silent majority.

Minister speaks up over 'bullying' by opposition to the West Way scheme

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

I am greatly concerned about the hype surrounding the redevelopment of the Botley shopping precinct.

Speeding motorists have me very worried

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

I am writing concerning the speed that motorists and motorcyclists use on the road at the rear of our home.

This makes a mockery of government's pledge

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Recently we received a note from the postman asking us to pick up a package from the main post office.

I'm glad so many cyclists were caught out

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

IT’s good to see 300 cyclists caught cycling without lights being fined.

Can we really say this is a transparent society?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

As a widowed pensioner aged 92, I feel bound to comment on two items in the news this week.

A big thank you to all hospital staff for looking after us so well

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Having read so many articles in the national newspapers regarding patients receiving sometimes quite appalling service in their local hospitals, how lucky we are in Oxfordshire to receive such wonderful service at the John Radcliffe Hospital, The Churchill Hospital and also the Nuffield Hospital.

Residents would be under constant stress

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

In reference to Pye Homes-Blenheim Consortium’s proposal to build 1,500 houses on farmland sites at Woodstock East and the Cherwell District in proximity to Oxford London Airport. I would think that the last thing that any developer or council should be doing is planning to build a substantial number of homes in close proximity to the flight path of an expanding airport.

They need to observe the Highway Code

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

While the government is providing money to encourage cycling and local authorities wondering how to best spend it, many cyclists want to make it more dangerous by not having lights at night (October 25).

Time to divert money towards us pedestrians

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Both Oxford City Council and the county council seem obsessed with cyclists with vast sums of money being spent on so called improvements for this minority group.

Low priority is given to cycling infrastructure

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Cabinet member for transport Cllr David Nimmo-Smith was quoted in your paper (October 27) as saying that he didn’t see how building on Green Belt land outside of Oxford would help, because “How are people going to cycle from Grenoble Road?”

Problem solving just needs a bit of thought

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I am writing concerning the front page story on October 27 ‘It will only get worse’ and quoting 46,000 workers commuting into the city.

It is not good enough to dismiss community of Botley in this way

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

I am writing concerning your article on Saturday, October 25, ‘West Way supporters bullied into silence’. It seems to be the regurgitation of another sloppy press release from the developer. There is no objective substantiation of the claims the developer makes with regard to either bullying or a silent majority. A bully is defined as a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate others typically to force them to do something they don’t want to do.

Making country a safer place made us safer too

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

5:13pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

For the past 13 years British forces have been working to make Afghanistan a safer country.

Delays to opening seem suspicious to me

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Delays to opening seem suspicious to me Am I alone in believing there may be a political motive behind the delay in opening the new Bicester Community Hospital?

New cooling towers not as good as others

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Having criticised before the haste at which old power stations are being shut down without a robust alternative energy structure in place, it would appear we have now committed ourselves to higher levels of CO2 reduction.

This is a slur on people who oppose these plans

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I note that Simon Hillcox, of Doric Properties, has recently alleged that people who support his scheme have been “bullied into silence” (his words).

I was not against the alleviation scheme

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I am writing in response to Councillor Roy Darke’s letter, October 23, to say I wasn’t against the sewage and flooding alleviation scheme that went into Croft Road Recreation Ground.

Councils should look at availability of car parks

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

The housing pressures upon district councils throughout Oxfordshire and on Oxford City Council are considerable. However, all these councils have a land bank in their respective areas which would allow them to retain current use of sites and yet meet housing demand.

Urgency is needed over county public transport

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

I am very pleased to see that Ian Hudspeth is grasping the nettle and looking at the future transport needs for Oxford and the surrounding county towns. I was excited by the picture of the proposed tunnel but then, like others, thought it was pretty impractical and exorbitantly expensive.

These houses will not be about meeting any existing local need

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

It is depressing to see the city council once again trying to pursue its decades old ambition to develop in the Green Belt, where it is a major landowner.

I would like to know other politicians’ views

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

I am delighted to see MEP Keith Taylor speak out about Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It’s about time that other politicians let us know their view as well.

A complete waste of public money

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

The traffic is unbelievable in Oxford. How bad can it get before anybody actually does something constructive about it? Since September there has been chaos on all roads leading to Oxford.

High Street should be re-opened to all traffic

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

The county council’s plan to build a tunnel underneath Oxford’s High Street is even more insane than their other traffic schemes (Council unveils plan for tunnel under Oxford city centre to ease congestion, October 16).

We are so grateful for this generous donation

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

May I, through the pages of the newspaper, express my condolences and heartfelt thanks to the family of Doreen Seccull.

Let’s give credit to the time and effort spent

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

I’ve read a couple of comments recently dismissing the 1,000 objections to the Botley West Way plans as not a majority of residents.

It looks like we have dodged a bullet here

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

I was pleased to learn that Oxfordshire is to be an exclusion buffer zone that prohibits fracking permanently.

Please don’t forget to give your views on site

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

PLEASE can locals have a look at the proposals which have been attached to the hoarding at the Friar site or at Old Marston Library at Mortimer Hall or at County Hall.

Are we to need another massive public fight for essential services?

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

Cherwell has agreed a plan to build 23,000 new homes by 2031 – that is population growth of nearly 70,000. We have a wonderful district general hospital – the Horton General Hospital – whose acute services and maternity unit, under Simon Stevens’ ideas published this week, would be in danger of becoming a downgraded, outpatient satellite of Oxford.

PM must make a stand against anti-EU views

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Tories must be getting desperate. David Cameron is pledging to curb free movement of people inside the European Union. The Prime Minister knows such a curb is illegal and completely against the idea of a strong, united Europe.

Railway station project shows the way forward

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

We enjoy the county council’s thought-experiments for improving traffic movement into and through the centre of Oxford.

Commuters should not have to put up with this

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Can anyone from Oxfordshire County Council please stand up and tell me why they think that it is okay to treat the commuting public of south Oxfordshire with such disgraceful disrespect?

Underground bus idea sounds just great to me

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

I love the idea of underground busways – it is workable and possible – two cities have those in the world at moment, but Oxford would be the first UK underground bus system.

Housing would destroy this ancient landscape

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The headlong rush to build new housing all over the south of England is giving rise to new levels of misjudgement by local councils.

It’s unnecessary for students to enter into a tenancy agreement for 2015

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

I was disappointed but not surprised to see the article ‘Students told to renew 2015 tenancies now, October 21’.

Time and money being wasted on pipe dreams

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The county councillors have been dreaming of monorails, trams and now a tunnel to ease congestion, and they have brought Oxford to its knees by doing all the road works at once. So why waste time and money dreaming of schemes which are only pipedreams?

City centre size is part of the main problem

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Oxford is a city in distress. We have very major traffic problems at the moment and an underlying problem with our sewage system.

I don't think group has misinterpreted plans

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

I was concerned to read Martin Rose’s letter accusing West Way Community Concern of misrepresenting the size of Doric’s proposed development at West Way, Botley – ‘Surely numbers cannot represent community?, October 16’.

Join our march against inhumane badger cull

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

It seems that the second badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset, like the first one, has failed to meet the targets set. This means that it is more likely to have led to the ‘perturbation effect’, where stressed badgers disperse and flee the cull zone.

A possible solution to where a tunnel could be built in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

It was with some disbelief that I read that Ian Hudspeth was suggesting a tunnel under Oxford’s High Street to relieve the city centre of traffic congestion because I can’t imagine that such a proposal would be taken seriously.

Failure to recognise problems until now

5:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

am very pleased that Thames Water Utilities has agreed to undertake a full catchment study of the Oxford sewerage system which will lead to improvements.

Local bus company service was excellent

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

AS pensioners, we often frequent hospital appointments on a regular basis.

There is no control over school pupils nowadays

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

WHY on earth were the letters and photos of schoolgirls criticising schools over uniforms given so much coverage?

Countries must choose wiser leaders these days

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

THE ruling elite have enforced diversity and upheld accusations of racism, thereby forcing a once outspoken British nation to conduct political discussion by means of periphrasis.

Costs need to be met now and not in future

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

So Thames Water spokesperson Stuart White tells us ‘Trying to Keep Head Above Water, October 18’ that the reporting of the plight of Mandy Blessing, Gary Noall, and others, whose lives have been torn apart by the burst main in Normandy Crescent, “was unhelpful”. Unhelpful to whom?

What a fantastic success the half marathon was

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As runners in the half marathon, we would like to thank the organisers, sponsors, supporters, charities, Oxford City Council events team, Oxford County Council highways team, and everyone involved in a successful event. We look forward to working with everyone concerned to build on the success of this event in the years to come.

In the long term Oxford will pay a high price in health and education

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Recently there has been a rumour that Temple Cowley library might be up for sale shortly as well as the pools.






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