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.

Milton Road sports & community centre progress

Cherwell District Council Planning Committee has today approved an application from Adderbury Parish Council for change of use of the 6 acre field on the north of Milton Road to the uses for which it was donated to the parish … Continue reading

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Boris has got it dead right

  What is all the fuss about?  Women in burkas do look odd, frightening and like post boxes.  If they choose to go about like that, I would not stop them but I and Boris have the right to say … Continue reading

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Another monstrous carbuncle

I am sorry to see another monstrous carbuncle blotting our rural landscape.  I refer to the Barwood Homes site on the Banbury Road close to the traffic lights.  I was stunned when the developers of the Milton Road houses called … Continue reading

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The balloon goes up

I felt deeply ashamed to be English during the visit of the President of the United States to our country.  Regardless of who fills the office, we owe it to the office of that great country to pay respect and the … Continue reading

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Save Adderbury – A poetic contribution …

I publish a  contribution from a local resident who lives, I think, to the west of the Sor Brook.  While perhaps not the height of literary excellence, I thought it worth an airing. Oh to be in Adderbury now that summer’s … Continue reading

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Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

Results of the Adderbury Neighbourhood Planning Referendum: In answer to the question: “Do you Do you want Cherwell District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Adderbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ Number cast in … Continue reading

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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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