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COUNCIL OFFICE FIRE

I was somewhat concerned to hear on the news, that SODC council offices apparently did not have a sprinkler system. If this was the case, questions have to be asked – particularly as SODC has health & safety enforcement powers.

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GENERAL ELECTION

With the General Election pending, the political parties will all be coming out with spin in order to get you to vote for them. I am aware many people are disillusioned with politics, however whether we like it not, politicians

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CHOICE

As Didcot town centre expands, it does appear that there seems to be less choice than there used to be. There used to be many independant stores offering various items which now cannot be purchased in Didcot. Didcot also used

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TRAFFIC SATURATION- update

Since my last posting regarding the traffic problems in Didcot, a leading Labour Councillor has now spoken out for the need for improvements to the Jubilee Way roundabout in order to ease congestion. This is closing the stable door after

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CRIME FIGURES- when is a crime not a crime ?

In the local media recently, it reported that 1 in 7 crimes are not recorded by TVP & it was not good enough. Shortly after this,in a different press article-it refers to police (TVP) performance rated as good! Clearly the

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TRAFFIC -DIDCOT

Some years ago, I made clear that there needs to be a specific road audit, in the area covering Hagbourne Rd to Newlands Avenue and changes made. It is clear the development of Didcot has been ill thought out. The

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THAMES VALLEY POLICE – Flawed complaints process

Like in any industry, you have good employees/management & also those that are not. The police are no different. From personal experience, there are good officers & some that are not. An effective complaints process can be beneficial in many

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THAMES VALLEY POLICE – Harassment process

The manner that TVP investigate harassment/ ongoing conduct is flawed in several areas, particularly if the conduct involves more than one person against the victim. From experience, TVP deal with each incident in isolation, refusing to link incidents up; refuse

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U.K.I.P.

Still various ‘spokes people’ from the main political parties attack people who vote for U.K.I.P They dismiss U.K.I.P. voters for a variety of reasons including the votes being protest votes. I am personally aware of people who have voted for

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LOCAL MEDIA

Local residents will be aware that over many years I have raised issues in the local media covering a wide range of subject matter. Over time, members of the public have raised the fact I have not had articles in

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