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.

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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Lies, damned lies and statistics

The quote that forms the title of this blog was made popular by Mark Twain but attributed  to Benjamin Disraeli, among others.  It seems to be applicable to the traffic calming debate in Adderbury. While there is no doubt there … Continue reading

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Advice to those seeking public office

Adderbury experienced a hustings meeting last night at The Institute in preparation for the Parish Council By-Election to be held on Thursday 21-Feb-19.  It was organised by Iain Corcoran who is one of two candidates standing.  The other candidate  is … Continue reading

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Contemplating a coronary?

I very much hope that we see no heart attacks in Adderbury although some of the goings on in this village could provoke one!  However, the village is prepared should anyone suffer a coronary.   Thanks to generous donations from customers … Continue reading

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Traffic calming – myths and motives

There is a lot of debate about traffic calming in Adderbury at the moment.  Some is the result of genuine concern about both the volume and speed of traffic on some village roads; however, there is also a campaign to … Continue reading

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Parish Council gets its money back

You will see from the Parish Council web site that Adderbury Parish Council has had the legal costs it paid in fighting two judicial reviews repaid.  The judicial reviews were sought in May 2017 by a solicitor living in the … Continue reading

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