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”.

Thank you for going to such a lot of trouble

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

I went for my usual walk along the Thames in Lechlade at the end of last week and wasn’t aware I had dropped my purse until a card arrived in the post today.

Let's not ruin this area with any safety notices

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

I am writing in response to the article about the call to make Minster Lovell ruins safer after a boy fell and injured his foot.

Dualling the A40 is not going to solve road's congestion problems

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Monday 13th October 2014

The Prime Minister claims A40 congestion is “a foot on the windpipe” of West Oxfordshire’s economy. Actually the district thrives compared with much of Britain. The foot on everyone’s windpipe is too much motoring.

Change will not come from these leaders

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I can’t wait until the general election when we can finally see the last of Cameron, Osborne and Clegg, in favour of Miliband, Balls and Farage. The poorest in our society will breathe a large sigh of relief, while the wealthy will not.

Some careful planning is behind this clause

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Taxpayers will face a £300m-£400m penalty if controversial privatisation contracts for the Probation Service are cancelled if Labour wins next May’s general election.

Councillor’s comments over incident insensitive

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I am writing regarding comments from Councillor David Snow about the road closures and the helicopter in the air at the weekend in Witney on October 4.

An unnecessary long wait for my medication

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Isn’t it a pity that some of the bonus cash being given to local NHS managers cannot fund a couple more pharmacists at the JR, so that patients waiting to go home do not have to wait for three and a half hours, as I did, to collect medication.

Problem is people using our village as a rat run

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I nearly choked on my dinner when I read the letter by Carol Tidy-Stevens.

The way out of this is to kick start economy

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

At the present time the party conferences are taking place and, as usual, there are arguments about how to clear the budget deficit.

One could substitute Abingdon with Bicester

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

I have just read ‘Witney councillors fear being second Abingdon’, September 29, and it occurred to me that one could substitute Abingdon with Bicester and the article would not be very different, because Witney’s councillors’ fears are being realised in Bicester.

Where is the leadership to sort out this current planning mess?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

10:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Planning in Oxfordshire is in a mess. There are two fundamental issues:

Good to hear flooding issues being addressed

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

I am delighted to read in the Oxford Mail (October 6), that the appalling flooding and sewage situation in Oxford is finally being taken seriously.

I think these notices just help the criminals

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Can someone please explain why I see notices displayed around the city saying ‘Police operation in progress’.

Glad to hear that John Otway is doing so well

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

John Otway’s appearance in Oxford just shows how hard he is still working to promote his career. He had a fantastic two nights at The Limelight, Aylesbury, to near capacity. Booked my ticket for The Old Fire Station. Hope it sells out also.

There are not enough seats at hospital clinics

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Jim Wright, a disabled man aged 92, wrote to you (October 1) to point out that there are no seats at some bus stops.

We have been left with an inadequate service

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

In July the Oxford Mail announced that a new S7 bus service between Carterton, Witney and Headington was to be introduced following a campaign by Witney councillors. Well thanks a lot Witney councillors.

Congratulations for keeping tradition going

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

As a local farmer and regular of the Chequers in Churchill for 30 years I was intrigued and amused to read your article over the ‘bitter row’ currently gripping the village and pitching ‘locals’ and landlords against each other.

Best way to resolve congestion is to shut Botley Road to through traffic

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

It is quite clear why Cambridge is growing more quickly than Oxford – they have developed large employment sites in (and just outside) their green belt, with huge increases in car commuting as a result. We have a long tradition of trying to avoid this: the congestion on our roads is bad enough already.

Ruins are not for play they are our heritage

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I AM writing concerning the article ‘Father calls for action after son falls from ruins’ on October 6.

When will the Kennington scheme be finally completed?

Oxford Mail: Nurse got me through some difficult times

2:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

I am writing about my issues concerning the £1m Kennington Flood Alleviation Scheme.






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