A new page

imageI write this on my last day as the County Councillor for the Bloxham Division.  When the results of polling are announced late on Friday 3 May 2013, I will no longer be Cllr Keith R Mitchell and the Bloxham Division will have been written into history.

One of my acts as Leader of the Council was to promote a small saving by down-sizing the council from 74 members to 63.  the Boundary Commission then set about revising the boundaries and the result was that Adderbury, Bodicote and Milton will now form part of the Deddington Division, together with 11 other villages. Bloxham and Milcombe will form part of anew Division called Bloxham & Easington.

How do I feel?  Quite elated. I loved my quarter century as a councillor, particularly the nearly 11 years as Leader of the Council but a change is good and I look forward to doing something different.

I am not retiring, simply opening a new page; in fact, several!

About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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One Response to A new page

  1. Maggie Scott says:

    Dear Keith
    Joanna forwarded on your blog, it is a really nice piece. I wish you all the very best in your next venture, it really will be the end of an OCC era with no Cllr Mitchell!
    Best wishes
    Maggie

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