Local saviours

Adderbury Church

Adderbury Church

We seem to have some local saviours in our village, Adderbury but they seem rather shy. A web site named Save Adderbury has appeared with a vivid green background and links to various statements flying right, left and centre. They seem to be taking a keen interest in the parish council and I wonder whether any of the proprietors of the web site either are members of the parish council or considered standing for it in the elections this year? The problem is that I cannot tell because the web site contains no information about the authors and owners of the site.  This is very strange because the central theme of their writing is about openness and accountability and I think they need to be encouraged to practice what they preach. Something about sauce, goose and gander!

Diane Bratt

Diane Bratt

Until they practice what they preach, I will not look at their scribbling again but I will close by congratulating Diane Bratt on her re-election as Chairman of Adderbury Parish Council. The Horn Hill Brigade who have managed to swamp the parish council need to understand the first rule of politics: get your troops lined up for important votes! The fact that they were one light allowed the sitting Chairman to use her casting vote to secure her re-election in a totally lawful manner and well done to her. That she can tolerate the endless machinations and nit-picking that has typified parish meetings is very laudable. She clearly has the courage of a Thatcher and the patience of a saint and good luck to her.

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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