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9:20pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Sir, A week ago last Saturday, I went to Tesco’s in Didcot. I had finished the shopping and was feeling very happy with myself for being so quick. I went back to the car park and put the shopping in the car and took my trolley back.
9:19pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Sir, When is an exhibition not an exhibition? Arts administrators at SODC’s Cornerstone arts centre in Didcot rushed to move poems and paintings out of sight when it became clear that work by local artists and writers wasn’t all hearts and flowers.
9:18pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Sir, Hardly a week goes by without yet another protest against housing development. I’m particularly thinking of the proposal to build 160 houses on land off Drayton Road, Abingdon; in your issue (January 30) you reported that residents were celebrating its rejection.
9:17pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Sir, In the midst of our nation’s ongoing financial and housing crises and the Government’s desperate attempts to build their way out of them, I write to express deep concern about the way in which the new National Planning Framework is being implemented in our area.
9:16pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Sir, Why, when we are told that the Vale and SODC are working together, are the residents in the Vale having to pay more council tax for reduced services, particularly when SODC is sat on the huge sum of £85m of taxpayers’ money? I am well aware that councils have to have a reserve but to the best of my knowledge this far exceeds even the needs of the county council. The political class should remember what tax is paid for, to provide and maintain buildings and services that the taxpayers need and want, such as day centres, elderly care and road maintenance etc. Tax is paid by the people, for the people, not for the party, by the party, that should never be the case, so why the hoard? M N Fysh (Mr) Whitecross Abingdon
9:14pm Saturday 23rd February 2013
Sir, We are not in the least surprised that SODC has commissioned an independent report by DPDS on the proposed Morrisons site. At a town council meeting we attended in December, SODC leader Ann Ducker, sitting alongside chief executive David Buckle, refused to answer a question from the council on the Morrisons application, stating she had to remain unbiased, as the matter was ongoing.
9:13pm Saturday 23rd February 2013