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.

Mark Field was right

Talking of common sense, what a lot of nonsense about Mark Field, the Foreign Office Minister who removed a trespassing protestor from a Mansion House dinner.  He was dead right to take action and to remove this woman from a … Continue reading

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An obituary

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.  No one knows for sure how old he was, because his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He … Continue reading

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Adderbury Parish Poll Result

Q1.In light of concerns by residents about speeding traffic in the village, this poll is requesting Adderbury Parish Council to ask Oxfordshire County Council to carry out a formal consultation with all residents on the introduction of traffic calming measures … Continue reading

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Will the real Diane Hunter step forward?

A villager who writes under the pseudonym Diane Hunter but is well known to me has posted the following to me for upload. Keith, I have noticed on adderbury.org that there is a person posting as Dianne Hunter.  It is … Continue reading

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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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