The Vale of the White Horse ends its consultation period on LPP2 and, thus, the Fyfield and Tubney 700 house development at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November. Over 300 residents of Fyfield and Tubney have signed the petition against this development. This will be handed to the Vale of the White Horse District Council, together with … More IMPORTANT DEADLINE

The Silent Mr Barber

It is disappointing when an elected councillor doesn’t respond to a question sent by a local resident. It’s rather more than that when such a councillor ignores three straightforward questions on four different occasions. This is the Leader of the Vale of the White Horse District Councillor – thus his behaviour models that which is … More The Silent Mr Barber

Road to Hell

The A420 road from Swindon to Oxford is already running at over capacity as this short video testifies. The Fyfield Land Action Group (FLAG) opposes the development of a commuter dormitory of 600 or more houses which will have significant consequences for this congested road. See if you agree. Click here

Rotten Borough?

Here’s a funny thing: The public relations consultancy being used on the Fyfield and Tubney development proposal is called SP Broadway. If we take a look at the team here we are introduced to the Director David McFarlane MBE . Could this be the same David McFarlane who is a Conservative Councillor within our county? Oh goodness me, … More Rotten Borough?

Failure of Governance

How not to Govern There is always the possibility that academics are at one remove from the more operational and commercial aspects of college life. Nevertheless the Governing Body of St John’s College is clearly the executive and, as such, accountable for the decisions that are made in the name of the College. An email … More Failure of Governance