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.

Voting in Adderbury Referendum on Thursday 21-Jun – Why Bother?

All Adderbury electors should have received a Polling Card for them to vote in a Referendum on the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan.  It is on Thursday 21-Jun-18 from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm at the Methodist Church Hall.  This is a relatively … Continue reading

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Channel Four the Propaganda Channel

We generally watch the BBC national news at 6:00 pm and the Oxford news at 6:30 pm.  Increasingly politically correct, I fear and clearly pro-EU and anti-Brexit but, otherwise, fairly reliable for balance and objectivity. The same cannot be said … Continue reading

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Two views on Facebook

My first view on Facebook is that of a good friend who lives in Bloxham: Facebook for seniors.  To others of my generation who still do not and cannot comprehend why Facebook even exists, maybe try the following, as I am … Continue reading

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Beyond belief

Forgive me if I have got this wrong and relied too heavily on media reporting but it seems a 78-year old pensioner, Richard Osborn-Brooks, found his home invaded by two thugs both more than half his age and, I would guess, … Continue reading

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A resident’s response to SaveAdderbury

I am happy to post a response from an Adderbury resident to a SaveAdderbury web site comment that the anonymous author of that site refused to publish. “Oh really.  Everything I wrote is in the public arena and therefore cannot … Continue reading

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West Adderbury saga continues …..

Following my recent blog West is best or west is worst, I have received a request to post a statement alleged to be from the WARA Team. I do not comply with requests that are anonymous. When the WARA Team emerge from … Continue reading

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West is best or west is worst?

It seems some villagers are floating the idea of forming a West Adderbury Residents Association. You can see part of a leaflet that is being circulated to selected areas of the village and that suggests West Adderbury has been poorly … Continue reading

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