Category Archives: Oxford Canal

Environment Agency neglects the basics

Many factors contributed to the severity of the recent Oxford floods – a lot of rain fell in a short time; the Government reneged on its flood defence funding commitments; Oxford’s developer-friendly planning officers, too idle to think beyond getting … Continue reading

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Pedestrians cross here

A recent post called Rubbish and Graffiti by the Oxford Canal looked at the bridge which carries Frenchay Road across the Oxford Canal. Planners, developers, highways officers, British Waterways and the police have, by their acts or their omissions, turned … Continue reading

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Rubbish and Graffiti by the Oxford Canal

The photograph below encapsulates quite a lot of Oxford’s neglect in one go. We see a hideous bridge across the Oxford Canal. It is covered in graffiti. Next to it is an overflowing bin. On it are two traffic signs. … Continue reading

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A bridge too big on the Oxford Canal

The photographs show the bridge which connects Berkeley Homes’ Waterways site with North Oxford at the western end of Frenchay Road. There used to be a swing bridge here, Oxford Canal Bridge No 239, which lay a little south of … Continue reading

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Bill Leonard ducked FOXCAN meeting

Mr Hugh Jaeger of FOXCAN, the group campaigning for the reopening of the Oxford Canal Terminal, responds to my post Searching for the source of the Bile of yesterday. In it, I expressed surprise that Bill Leonard, the arch- (and, … Continue reading

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Searching for the source of the Bile

Hugh Jaeger of FOXCAN writes in response to my post Bill Leonard’s canal fixation. As always, he plays Mr Leonard’s erratic balls with a straight bat. Like me, he is curious as to Leonard’s motives in opposing the Oxford Canal … Continue reading

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Bill Leonard’s canal fixation

Even as I was writing of my puzzlement at Bill Leonard’s attacks on FOXCAN’s aspirations for the Oxford Canal Terminus, the mighty presses of the Oxford Times were churning out his next motiveless missive. It has lots of apparently technical … Continue reading

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