Category Archives: Oxfordshire

Keeping up the road works in Oxford

An article on my Oxford Agenda site called Speed cameras and statistical ignorance had as its twin targets the use of false statistics to justify restrictions on the roads, and the fact that highways officers are good examples of high-spending … Continue reading

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Stiff penalties will enforce eco-town viability

A comment comes in about the transport aspects of eco-towns covered in my post of last night Weston-Otmoor Flintgrad will be Commuterville. It suggests that the fine for driving out of Flintgrad at peak times could be as high as … Continue reading

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Wittenham Clumps theme park abandoned

South Oxfordshire District Council has abandoned its plan to link Didcot with Wittenham Clumps by a country theme park (see Didcot Country Theme Park to cost £2.5m). The council pen-pushers were taken aback by the force of the attacks on … Continue reading

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Money no object at New Road

I bet your reaction to these photographs was the same as mine. It looks like the usual Oxfordshire County Council highways scenario, doesn’t it? You see the straightforward T junction at the junction of New Road, Worcester Street and Park … Continue reading

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Didcot Country Theme Park to cost £2.5m

South Oxfordshire’s plan to tame Wittenham Clumps into a country theme park are reminiscent of Jerome K Jerome’s caricature of German tidiness. Why can’t these ghastly little people leave the countryside alone, why don’t they leave people to make their … Continue reading

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