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.

The workmen could at least have looked busy

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

At 9am last Saturday I was driving from Abingdon Road, round the ring road contraflow towards the A34, when I spied three workmen standing smoking.

Roadwork plans do not make any logical sense

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If the on-going roadworks in several parts of the city and its immediate surroundings taking place at the same time – or the pelican crossing still turned on between the temporary traffic lights in Worcester Street – wasn’t a clue that our county council highways people could use some help in the common sense department, this ‘tunnel’ idea for busses running under the High should really finally give the game away shouldn’t it?

New movie gives taste of devastation of war

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

World War Two blockbuster Fury depicts the last days of the war – and an American tank crew’s mission in an all-hell-breaking loose apocalyptic Nazi Germany.

No plans to lose the parking at car park

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

We write to reassure your correspondent Greg Drew, October 13, that there are no plans to lose the parking at the Diamond Place car park when the site is redeveloped.

We’re hoping Light Night event will be reinstated

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

I am bemused by the recent reports and correspondence about the abandonment of Oxford Light Night’s lantern procession, suggesting that the decision has only recently been made.

Claim that ‘silent majority’ backs West Way scheme beggars belief

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Your article ‘Hundreds of balloon campaigners form human chain to burst Doric’s Botley dreams, October 13’, once again demonstrates the utterly cynical attitude of Doric with respect to the local community in Botley.

Clear leadership is needed to solve problems of travelling around city

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

IT is no wonder there are no Tory councillors in Oxford if their county colleagues can be guilty of such monumental follies as demonstrated by their recent transport proposals.

There seems to be cash for ‘cosmetic’ projects

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

IN your article about the calls for a crossing over the A40 at the Collinwood Road junction in Headington ‘Calls to find cash for pelican crossing at Oxford’s Green Road roundabout,’ October 16, Cllr David Nimmo-Smith says that there is no money available.

The reason behind the roadworks is simple...

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

SEVERAL of your correspondents recently have complained about the serious delays to traffic in Oxford.

Party must explain why candidate can’t dual-hat

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

THE Oxford Labour Party has some explaining to do regarding the resignation of Steve Curran in Northfield Brook.

Let’s hope the ‘powers that be’ will take notice

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

ON behalf of the Howse family, owners of Elms Parade, I would like to thank everyone who supported and organised the “balloon event” at West Way, Botley, on October 11.

These parties cannot both be right can they?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

DAVID Williams (October 7), on behalf of the Green Party, tells us that “Labour are committed to all the cuts the Tories have made and will carry forward the damaging austerity programme that is the core of Conservative Party economic policy.”

Two-mile tailback was not even in rush hour

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 20th October 2014

CONGRATULATIONS Oxfordshire County Council for causing absolute chaos and mayhem on our roads.

Whole debate avoids ‘elephant in the room’

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Sky, BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are proposing that the televised election debates should include UKIP but not the Green Party, Respect or other parties.

Does Labour Party still have agenda of old?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

THEIR disastrous handling of the Foot and Mouth outbreak, and the Hunting Act of February 2005 lost the Labour Party many thousands of voters, but that was 10 years ago.

Thank you for helping to keep area litter free

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

I would like to thank a long serving member of Oxford City cleansing service Harry Liptrot, who has just retired after 14 years, for all he did in his battle in keeping Blackbird Leys litter free.

Greater menace posed by increase in motorists

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

MR Robert Sephton’s not infrequent complaints about cyclists in your letters pages would appear to suggest he thinks there are too many of them on the roads.

All of us need to work together over housing

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

As a resident of Oxfordshire, I’m concerned about the lack of serious local debate on the homes we need in our community when there’s clearly a big problem.

Little understanding of transport in our county

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

I am writing about the shambles our county councillors have created at the Kennington Roundabout and Green Road/London Road.

If man hours were longer these roadworks would finish sooner

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

I am writing about the absolutely chaotic planning decisions to provide a new hamburger roundabout at Kennington, commence the London Road, Headington, repairs and the Frideswide Square redevelopment.

Congestion problems strangling the economic future of region

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE comment made by David Cameron (October 13) echoed my contribution to the consultation forum on the new development plan for West Oxfordshire.

Officer numbers should not have been cut at all

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

SO Campsfield House “Removal” Centre is to be doubled in size due to the backlog in immigration or migrant legal cases.

Tip of the iceberg for families in near future

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

ON October 20, 2014 the revised Cherwell local plan will be up for district councillors like myself to discuss.

Another giant quango of overpaid jobsworths

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

I SEE that the Department of Environment can no longer afford to dredge to prevent flooding.

Surely numbers cannot represent community?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

WEST Way Community Concern (WWCC) cannot be relied to convey the whole picture.

Profession considered lacking in stimulation

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

IT is difficult to fault the various compelling arguments expressed on pages 1, 2 and 12 of the paper on October 3 highlighting the considerable pitfalls of David Cameron’s proposal that GP practices should be open seven days a week.

Amazed at the genius who authorised this

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

TEN out of ten to the genius who authorised all the road works at once in and around Oxford. In fact, substitute the word genius for idiot.

Comments on Twitter were not really helpful

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

I am not impressed with Witney Town Councillor David Snow’s recent comment. It was neither informative nor helpful, just attention-seeking.

I also think we could learn from Cambridge

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Several times I’ve read the arguments put forward in your feature ‘Should we be more like Cambridge’ October 8, and came to the conclusion that what councillor David Henwood had to say was pure waffle because it didn’t address the question raised by Peter Thompson.

There was no intention to promote prejudice

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

I was somewhat surprised to see Oliver Chapple’s response to my letter recently, as he must have written this before we had an amicable meeting to discuss our different views about the proposed housing development in Milton under Wychwood.

Please voice your worries over flooding

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

If you have concerns regarding flooding, sewerage and drainage issues please come to the public forum to be held this week on October 16 at Oxford Town Hall in St Aldate’s from 7pm-9.30pm.

Why all the secrecy over deal with Doric?

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

After the very large turnout, estimated to be over 750, to protest about the proposed development at the weekend, I would like to ask our Conservative majority district council the following questions.

We are still waiting for university’s retrospective assessment of scheme

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

It is a year since Oxford University promised in the High Court that it would carry out a retrospective Environmental Impact Assessment on the effect of its inappropriate and over-sized development that has ruined Port Meadow.

I won’t hold my breath over town green inquiry

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

I am writing regarding the recent inquiry to decide if land alongside Foxwell Drive, Northway estate, should be granted ‘town green status’.

Pattern keeps getting repeated all over UK

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The Abingdon Drayton Road housing development has been opposed at all stages by all political parties on all levels of local government, together with the local MP and Abingdon residents, for the last two years.

Concessions seen to discourage any walking

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

It is unfortunate that developments to encourage cycling in Oxford tend to discourage the equally commendable practice of walking.

Paying people extra for this makes no sense

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

I am writing concerning the recent article about Hospital Trust management bonuses ‘Mixed views on payments of bonuses to NHS bosses’ October 2.

Hospital staff deserve better than living wage

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Local hospital managers should hang their heads in shame at only now thinking of possibly paying their staff a ‘living wage’ (Hospital chiefs considering paying staff a ‘living wage’, 11 October).

A huge increase in funding for NHS and social care is necessary

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Thank you for the well researched article on the state of the NHS (‘Balancing the books as demand on the NHS soars’, 9 October).

Lift sharing a solution to current troubles

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

It is interesting reading all the letters about the traffic jams – and yes I agree there are a lot around Oxford.

More buildings only adding to difficulties

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Current roadworks are adding to Oxford traffic problems which are basically caused by the fact that Oxford has outgrown itself.

Councils prefer to let town choke to death

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

There is no way people will walk the extra distance to the new crossings given approval in Abingdon. So they will take their chances near a busy and complex junction.

Removing this car park does not make sense

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

I note that Oxford City Council’s plans for redevelopment of the Diamond Place car park, to be unveiled next month (Community News, North Oxford, Summertown & Jericho, October 7) is to be “retail-led”.






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