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Fly tipping is becoming a major concern.
Fly tipping is on the increase in Oxford

04/08/2008
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Strikes no answer
A letter written by Ed Argar, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford East, to the Editor of the Oxford Times. Published, 18th July, 2008

18/07/2008
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Keith among top five English councillors
Conservative leader of Oxfordshire County Council identified as being one of the country's top local politicians.

04/07/2008
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Shoppers back rent petition.

From the pages of the Oxford Mail, Monday 30th Jun 2008.

30/06/2008
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3,500 back Covered Market fight

From the pages of the Oxford Times, Tuesday 17th Jun 2008.

17/06/2008
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Rethink on recycling.
Frances Kennett writes to the Oxford Mail

06/06/2008
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Every vote will count
Tim Hamer's letter to the The Oxford Times, published Friday 6th June 2008.

06/06/2008
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Support for medical science.
Bullying, intimidation and violence can never be allowed to win.


26/05/2008
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Liberals reported to ICO
A complaint about alleged Liberal breaches of privacy laws has been made to the Information Commissioner.

23/05/2008
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Conservative support surges ahead.
LABOUR has slumped to its lowest levels of support since records began in the 1930s, a devastating Sun poll reveals today...

09/05/2008
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Lib Dem quits days after City Elections...
Richard Huzzey, Lib Dem Councillor for Holywell resigns just days after the city-wide elections.

06/05/2008
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Election results a great success tinged with disappointment.
Although the Conservative Party were unable to secure council seats this time around in Oxford, the Party is celebrating its best results as part of a long term strategy in the city.

02/05/2008
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Oxford needs a fresh start.
Oxford needs the Conservatives.

01/05/2008
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Liberals in denial over Covered Market
The truth hurts.  The Liberal-run City Council running the Covered Market into the ground.

29/04/2008
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Cameron doubles poll lead as election looms.
A 14 point lead in the latest ComRes survey for the Independent...

29/04/2008
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Dunstan Makeover
Marc Borja has been working hard on behalf of residents on his project to improve Dunstan Park.

24/04/2008
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Save the Covered Market
An article by Andy Ffrench from the pages of the Oxford Mail April 16th 2008:

16/04/2008
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Sargent welcomes Conservative Small Shops Commission report.
Councillor Paul Austin Sargent welcomed David Cameron's launch of the Disappearing Britain report

16/04/2008
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Conservatives propose new 20 MPH policy for Oxford City roads.
In an announcement today Oxfordshire Conservatives launch a new policy for Oxford City Roads

15/04/2008
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Women in the World Today
Dr. Frances Kennett welcomes Theresa May's ground breaking report.

11/04/2008
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Football and Pubs.
Jeremy Hunt MP, shadow Secretary for Culture Media and Sport visits Oxford.

07/04/2008
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Liberals fail to field a full slate of candidates.
The Liberal Democrats are unable to field a full quota of candidates for the forthcoming City Council Elections on May 1st.

04/04/2008
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Bulwarks Lane to be gated at last.
After 5 years of campaigning Conservative city councillor for Carfax, Paul Sargent is celebrating the decision to gate the ancient lane at nighttime.

30/03/2008
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Halt Post Office Closure Video.
Our latest vidcast is ready for your viewing pleasure.

28/03/2008
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For and against
A letter about Post Office closures by Ed Argar (Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford East), published in the Oxford Mail 26th March 2008.

26/03/2008
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Seacourt sort out.
Oxford's Conservative Environmental Action Group springs into action for Oxclean 2008.

18/03/2008
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Blackwood hands in petition.
Nicola Blackwood, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon, has been running a letter writing campaign to protest the planned Post Office closures announced in February.

17/03/2008
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Blackwood heads up team.
Nicola Blackwood and Cameron Penny form a team to clean-up Seacourt Nature Reserve.

16/03/2008
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Stephen road railings replaced.
What have the Liberal councillors for Headington been doing for the past six years?

12/03/2008
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Liberals out of their depth.
Barton pool is being poorly managed by the Liberal-run City Council.

08/03/2008
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Support swings to the Conservatives.
Massive surge of support for Oxford City Conservatives detected in recent surveys.

04/03/2008
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Liberal Council fails to survey adequately.
Summertown's roads are need of urgent attention and the City Council's survey leaves something to be desired.

01/03/2008
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Tighten up on planning!
Many complaints about planning have been received from North Ward residents.

21/02/2008
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Save the Covered Market.
The Liberals are running the Covered Market into the ground.

20/02/2008
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No to protests at the Sheldonian
Conservatives are against the proposed animal rights protests during graduation ceremonies at the Sheldonian.

19/02/2008
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Call for free range.
Oxford Conservatives have taken up a campaign conceived by Christ Church second year undergraduate, Tom Ward.

19/02/2008
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Flytipping in Northway
Marc Borja has been out and about talking to residents in Headington Hill and Northway.

18/02/2008
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Pullens Lane South

The Council should not be looking to take on responsibilities that it cannot honour.

17/02/2008
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Conservatives tackle the impact of crime on students.
Oxford's Conservatives recognise that students are often the victims of crime.

16/02/2008
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Guidance for residents on licensing powers.

Information from Oxford City Council Licensing Authority.

14/02/2008
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OBUCA Party.
Oxford Brookes University Conservative Association are having a party.

13/02/2008
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Ruskin Masterplan moves ahead.
Dr. Chris Clifford, Conservative team leader for Headington, updates us on the Ruskin Masterplan.

12/02/2008
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Cemetry gate faces closure: Have your say!
Dr. Chris Clifford is asking local residents about the closure of the cemetry gates.

11/02/2008
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Mattock Roses house to face demolition.
Housing trust launches appeal against City Council planning decision.

10/02/2008
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Post Office to cose.
Residents are angered over proposals to close post office.

09/02/2008
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Sermon talk.

Cllr Dr. Tia MacGregor appears in her debute vidcast on this site, talking about play areas.

01/02/2008
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Oxford Castle mound landslip.
Conservative-run County Council acts to save Oxford monument.

01/02/2008
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Graffiti vandalism rife.
Tim Hamer campaigns to rid Barton and Sandhills of graffiti vandalism.

30/01/2008
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Theresa May Visits Oxford.
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons visits East Oxford.

29/01/2008
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May visits Manzil Way charity.
MP Theresa May visited two projects in Oxford on 29 January.

29/01/2008
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Chris citicises collection.
Dr. Chris Clifford forces a review of Oxford City Council's environmental enforcement data collection.

28/01/2008
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St Aldates Street road maintenance.
Conservative controlled Oxfordshire County Council has commenced new road improvement works in St Aldates.

28/01/2008
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Food waste collections welcomed.
Oxford City Council is proposing to trial weekly kitchen waste collections.

24/01/2008
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Five Live chat.
North Ward Conservative Team Leader invited to participate in a live BBC debate.

23/01/2008
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Drainage improvements in Duke Street.
Conservative run authority will soon deliver drainage improvements to West Oxford.

23/01/2008
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Borja pushes for greater recycling facilities.
Conservative team leader for Headington Hill and Northway addresses North East Area Committee.

22/01/2008
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Headington appeal date agreed.
Windmill Road/Mattock Close Planning appeal dates agreed.

21/01/2008
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Ruskin seeks support.
Oxford based, Ruskin College, seeks committee endorsement for its masterplan.

20/01/2008
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Oxford introduces choice based lettings.

The City Council introduces choice into the lettings of social housing.

19/01/2008
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Manifesto for May 2008 passes first hurdle.

Conservative members, living in the City of Oxford, have given their views on part one of the manifesto for the local government elections in May.

18/01/2008
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Nude swimmers risk death.
PC Streeter rescues naked men!

18/01/2008
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City Conservatives consult.
City Conservatives are being consulted today on the manifesto for local elections this May.

17/01/2008
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Democracy Task Force reports its findings.
David Cameron launched the findings of our Democracy Task Force at his regular press conference, held on Monday morning.

16/01/2008
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Conservatives call foul over Labour funding.
Labour employs smoke and mirrors to hide a local stealth tax.

16/01/2008
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Lower rise than expected.
Conservative-run County Council will deliver the third successive reduction in the rate of the rise of Council Tax.

16/01/2008
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Frances Kennett vidcast now online
Dr. Frances Kennett talks about alternate weekly collections in her first vidcast on this site.

16/01/2008
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Oxford is now on Flood Warning.
The Environment Agency has now put households on flood warning in Oxford.

16/01/2008
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Oxford on Floodwatch again.

The Thames (Isis) is rising again and many of its tributaries are at bank full discharge or have over-topped.

15/01/2008
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Clamp down on the dirty brigade.
A letter by Dr. Chris Clifford, published today in the Oxford Mail.

15/01/2008
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Tree protest ended.
The protests that have prevented a sycamore tree being felled in Bonn Square has come to an end.

14/01/2008
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Borja's vidcast now online.
Headington Hill and Northway Conservative team leader discusses the Liberal-run City Council's neglect of Northway.

14/01/2008
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Distribute fairly!
Liberals concentrate new recycling facilities in North Oxford rather than distribute them fairly across the City.

13/01/2008
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Litter blights estate.
Concern is growing over the state of streets in Barton.

12/01/2008
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Is Oxfordshire good enough for parents?

Conservative run authority consults on services for parents.

12/01/2008
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Curious points on parking.
Dr. Chris Clifford's letter to the editor of the Oxford Times.  Published 11th January 2008.

11/01/2008
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Young graffiti vandal is caught.
A young graffiti vandal, thought to be responsible for 80% of City tags has been caught.

11/01/2008
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Schools improving.
Results for schools under the care of Conservative-run County Council improve.

10/01/2008
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More interested in job titles than decision making.
Liberals refuse to get involved in real decision making for the County and City.

10/01/2008
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Conservatives keep promise.
County Conservatives keep their promise to bring down the rise in Council Tax for third year running.

10/01/2008
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Amazing results.
The response to phase two of the City Conservatives' residents' survey has been fantastic.

09/01/2008
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Arrest made at tree felling.
Councillor Paul Austin Sargent has made a very strong complaint about a decision to fell trees adjacent to the Westgate Car Park.

09/01/2008
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Oxford's case weakened
Oxford's ability to negotiate a better deal with central government is weakend by its Audit Commission 'weak' rating.

09/01/2008
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Play Area Review: a farce.
Liberal portfolio holder fails to understand the art of consultation.

08/01/2008
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All the parties have failed us
A letter by Dr. Chris Clifford, published in the Oxford mail 6th January, 2008

07/01/2008
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Leisure needs to tighten up its act.
Council Tax payers subsidise non-city residents leisure pursuits.

06/01/2008
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Sickness levels at Council of epidemic proportions.
Last year staff at Oxford City Council took on average 11 days each in sickness leave, costing the tax payer £1,000,000...

05/01/2008
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OxWatch launches in seven days time
New service to launch on this website next week.

04/01/2008
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Cherwell Drive eyesore needs a make over.
Cllr. Duncan Hatfield calls for improvements to be made to parts of the Marston public realm.

04/01/2008
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Bonn Square redevelopment begins.
The long-awaited remodelling of Bonn Square begins with the removal of trees from the site.

04/01/2008
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St Aldates becomes latest Oxford road to be given a facelift
Conservative controlled Oxfordshire County Council are set to replace the worn-out surface of St Aldates.

04/01/2008
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Ten Holter to be video star.

The Chairman of the Oxford East Conservative Association is to star in our first video...

03/01/2008
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London Road plans move a step closer.
Conservative County Councillor Ian Hudspeth gives the go ahead for improvements to London Road

03/01/2008
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Cheney Lake: an update.
Following on from Conservative action...

02/01/2008
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Westgate to provide extra spaces at Redbridge.
The Westgate Parnership to invest in extra parking at Redbridge Park and Ride.

01/01/2008
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David Cameron's New Year Address.
Rt Hon David Cameron's, leader of the Conservative Party, New Year Address.

31/12/2007
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Oxford Conservatives In Touch.
After a period of renewal and rebuilding Oxford Conservatives are enjoying a new found confidence... 

30/12/2007
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University of Oxford will appeal planning refusal.
The University decides to defy the opinion of the City Council, The Civic Society, The Oxford Preservation Trust and the popular view of the general public.

28/12/2007
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Benazir Bhutto.

Following the announcement that Pakistan opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto has been killed, David Cameron and Cllr Tia MacGregor made statements...

27/12/2007
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Getting to the root of the problem.
Branches of trees in Mileway Gardens need cutting back

24/12/2007
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Greens free-wheel with public money.
Dr Chris Clifford criticises Green Party on their stance on free blue wheelie bins - Green Party to subsidise private sector landlords... 

23/12/2007
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OxClean.
The OxClean Litter pick - help send a message that we care about our environment

22/12/2007
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Twenty is plenty.
Marc Borja is campaigning along with his Conservative colleagues for 20 mile per hour zones across Headington and Northway.

19/12/2007
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Playgrounds - the council's muddled priorities...
Liberal closures of playgrounds don't make sense.

19/12/2007
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Cancer patient wins 'postcode lottery' drug treatment.
An Oxford man has won his battle to receive a life-prolonging drug for the treatment of renal cancer.

12/12/2007
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Liberals run market into the ground.
Traders are set to fight massive rent demands.

12/12/2007
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Transparency please!
Duncan Hatfield calls for better channels of information...

12/12/2007
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Gordon Bell values your views.

A huge response to residents' survey distributed across Churchill Ward, Oxford

10/12/2007
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Shock Sermon revelation.
Why were local people not told about the closure of Sermon Close, when the decision was taken over 5 years ago?

10/12/2007
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Illegal street pedling still a problem in Cornmarket.
Illegal trading persists in Cornmarket demonstrating the failure of the Liberal administration's inability to tackle the situation.

08/12/2007
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Language of hate.
Racist, BNP and anti-muslim graffiti discovered in Risinghurst.

30/11/2007
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Council vetoes Oxpens car park plan.
City councillors have sent a strong message to developers behind the new Westgate over car parking plans, don't keep pushing for more and more.  Keep to your original proposals. 

29/11/2007
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OUTRG merge with OUCA.
Oliver Wyman's article in the Cherwell Newspaper: The Oxford University Tory Reform Group is to merge with the Oxford University Conservative Association, in a surprising move announced yesterday.

23/11/2007
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Parking woes in Holyoake Road
Complaints about illegal parking in Holyoake Road reach Cllr. Tia MacGregor...

22/11/2007
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Benches are a hazard.
Tia MacGregor is campaigning for better maintained facilities in the parks and recreation grounds in Headington

17/11/2007
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Borja 1:1 May.

Headington Hill & Northway Conservative team leader, Marc Borja meets with Theresa May MP.

16/11/2007
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Warneford Meadow Town Green hearing to continue.
The application by a local resident to have Warneford Meadow designated a Town Green continues 

25/10/2007
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Underpasses - time to smarten up
Cllrs. Tia MacGregor and Tim Hamer continue in their quest to get the Headington subways maintained and cleaned reglarly...

23/10/2007
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To be caught on camera?
Marc Borja is supporting residents of Northway in their request for CCTV in Westland Drive

19/10/2007
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Come on, play the game
The Liberals cut back on childrens' recreation - again...

18/10/2007
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Barton junction risk.
Concerns linger over the Barton Junction at the Green Road hamburger roundabout.

09/10/2007
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Hospital Choice - a waste of money.
Dr Tia MacGregor, of St Clements Surgery, has criticised offering patients a choice of hospitals for treatment as a waste of money.

04/10/2007
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Bod bid bounced to Council.
Councillor Paul sargent successfully calls-in a flood plain planning application

02/10/2007
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Oxford's public health services at risk.
Local NHS services are under pressure according to the King's Fund

30/09/2007
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Sargent vows to continue the Bodleian planning process.
Sargent seeks support to call-in poor planning decision

27/09/2007
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Hedge Problems.
Hedges are overgrowing footways in the Lakes area of Headington causing problems for pedestrians

25/09/2007
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Model of standards
Tim Hamer's letter to the Oxford Times, published Friday 14th September 2007.

14/09/2007
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Margaret Road woes.
Concerns of children's safety at the Windmill Primary School in Margaret Road.

12/09/2007
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Oxford's NHS dentistry in chaos.

In 1999 the labour prime minister said that everyone would have access to nhs dentistry.

11/09/2007
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Footpath closure causes disquiet.

Vallis Alley between Quarry High Street and Margaret Road Recreation Ground has now been  closed over six months.

10/09/2007
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Conservative HQ is overwhelmed.
Responses to phase one of the Headington Hill and Northway Residents' Survey have been fantastic

03/09/2007
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Leisure Pools
Councillor Paul Austin Sargent suspects that recent Liberal announcement about proposals for new swimming pools are nothing but froth and spin.. He asks a question on notice at full Council.

31/08/2007
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No expansion without infrastructure.
Parliamentary spokesman for Oxford West, Nicola Blackwood, campaigns for Infrastructure before Expansion - her IbeforeE campaign.

29/08/2007
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Cost of Missed GP Appointments in Oxfordshire.
Dr Tia MacGregor speaks out over wasted GP time

28/08/2007
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GPs filling gap in NHS Dentistry.
GPs are being turned to by patients suffering from potentially life-threatening mouth abscesses because of the shortgage of NHS dentists.

23/08/2007
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Flood meeting call.
Paul Sargent calls for a special meeting of Council to focus on the July floods

23/08/2007
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Call to replace street lights
Paul sargent's motion to reduce light pollution and wasted energy takes progresses.

23/08/2007
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Councillor Calls for Subway Improvements
Councillor Dr Tia MacGregor calls for improvements to be made to an Oxford subway

18/08/2007
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No na na.
City centre venue applies for 08.00 am license

15/08/2007
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A building too far.
University of Oxford plans to build on the flood plain

15/08/2007
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Doing it in Stile.
A crackdown in Stile Road by Thames Valley Police is instigated by Cllr. Tia MacGregor

08/08/2007
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Going underground.
The pedestrian subways under Green Road roundabout need a regular cleaning, defect detection and rectification programme

08/08/2007
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Opposition to new hall of residence.

Opposition to Cherwell Housing application for student accommodation in Windmill Road and Mattock Close, Headington

06/08/2007
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Industrial action at Royal Mail in Oxford.

Motion to Council is a waste of tax payers money

06/08/2007
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Sustainability in motion.

Oxford conservatives campaign for fuels to be derived from renewable sources

03/08/2007
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Jumping on the bandwagon: Pool and rink plans announced.
Liberal Democrats in copy cat move.

03/08/2007
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Flood relief workers praised.
Nicola Blackwood praises flood relief

30/07/2007
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Recycling holdup for flats.
From the pages of the Oxford Mail: criticism of recycling scheme introduction

26/07/2007
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Flood Risk to Northway predicted.

Flooding of the Northway estate by run-off water from the John Radcliffe Hospital was predicted three years ago by Conservative City Councillor Paul Austin Sargent.

08/07/2007
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Anne Dreydel.
St Clare's International College and life long Conservative activist passes away

03/07/2007
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Councillor MacGregor intervenes in student flat battle.
Dr Tia MacGregor voted to turn down an application for two student dwellings in Headington at a meeting of the North East Area Committee

26/06/2007
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Council Leader Keith gets top honour for distinguished service.
Conservative leader of Oxfordshire County Council, Keith Mitchell gets a gong.

16/06/2007
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Shadow Minister congratulates Councillor on saving play area.
Tim Loughton MP congratulates Tia MacGregor on saving Quarry Hollow play area in her ward.

14/06/2007
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Tia MacGregor calls for graffiti to be cleared up.
Councillor Dr Tia MacGregor has called for the removal of all graffiti from an 'eyesore' paviliion in Quarry Park, Margaret Road, Headington.

08/06/2007
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Turbine to be debated.
From the pages of the Oxford Mail: Councillor Paul Austin sargent calls for a public debate on a test wind turbine.

24/05/2007
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