Author Archives: Keith R Mitchell CBE

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.

Bill Heine – May he Rest in Peace and give St Peter some chuckles

I am so sorry to learn of the death of Bill Heine after his battle with leukaemia.  He was a lovely man and a good friend. He was a real professional as a journalist and broadcaster; always well prepared and … Continue reading

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Here we go again …..

I see Adderbury is being threatened with the holding of another Parish Poll.  You may remember the last one, instigated by residents from Horn Hill Road and the surrounding area and which sought to oppose the development of recreation and … Continue reading

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New 50 pence Brexit coin

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A view from across the water …..

I had this from a good friend and thought it worth sharing ….. Donald R. “Dick” Ivey, PhD, is a minister, educator, technology executive, entrepreneur,  Marine Corp Veteran and straight-shooting Republican Patriot from Celina, Texas, who is Fed up!  Here’s … Continue reading

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Adderbury Parish Council By-Election RESULT

              Voting for: Iain Corcoran           266 Vicky Head               329 Declared elected:   Vicky Head Majority:                         63 Turnout:                         25.1% Well done Vicky!    

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Adderbury Parish Council By-Election

I hope you will be going to vote on Thursday in the by-election for Adderbury Parish Council  following the resignation of Chris Shallis.  If you want to assess the two candidates who are standing, you could do no better than … Continue reading

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Work starts on Milton Road land

If  you have noticed machinery on the Milton Road land between the Henge Close estate and Ball-Colegrave, you are probably wondering what is happening.  This is the archaeological digging that is required by Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council … Continue reading

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