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.

Davies’s Judicial Reviews dismissed as “totally without merit”

Many of you will know that our Berry Hill Road lawyer filed two applications for Judicial Review of Adderbury Parish Council’s decisions concerning the Milton Road land and its related restrictive covenant.  I have just received notification from the Parish Council Proper … Continue reading

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Why are we paying for Channel Four?

We have much to value in our British Broadcasting Corporation so I can live with the concept of funding it through the licence fee.  I think it does its best to maintain an impartial stance on most issues although its … Continue reading

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National trust has lost our trust

I resigned my membership of the National Trust when they took against hunting.  The recent fiasco concerning gay pride has not changed my mind.  Apparently, the National Trust is insisting that its guides at Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk wear the Gay … Continue reading

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To all readers of the Campaign to Save Adderbury

The following is the contents of a leaflet pinned up around Adderbury.  I cannot provide the original but this is a faithful reproduction. Congratulations to the author for their wit and integrity! To all readers of the Campaign to Save … Continue reading

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Adderbury to win literary recognition?

There is exciting news for at least one individual with literary ambitions in Adderbury.  There are rumours circulating that a certain Adderbury web site is to be listed for the Man Booker Prize.  This is a prestigious international award for … Continue reading

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Our Brexit negotiator

I bet some Americans are wishing they were under the British Crown again rather than Twittering Trump! If our Queen was 20 years younger, I would be pressing for her to manage the Brexit negotiations.  She is wiser and older … Continue reading

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Oh joy – humour in Adderbury!

I understand the poster below has been pinned in strategic positions round the village.  I am delighted to discover we have a villager with a lovely sense of humour and who is brave enough to face the wrath of a … Continue reading

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