Oxford City Council replies to postal vote problem

Through a glass, darklyWE HAD an urgent message from Oxford City Council after we filed an FOI request to them yesterday about tomorrow’s general election.  The reply to our questions are detailed below.  I’ll address an ROI to the Vale of White Horse council. ♥

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From: THOMAS Jeremy J.
Oxford City Council

6 May 2015

Dear Mr. Magee,

Given the substance of your request, I will respond immediately and personally. I am the Returning Officer (RO) for the Oxford East constituency.

I am not the RO for the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency. The RO for that constituency is David Buckle who is the Chief Executive of the Vale of White Horse Council. The issuing of postal votes for that constituency was undertaken by that Council and the issuing of postal votes was not therefore ‘ outsourced’ by me to them. It was and is their responsibility.

What has happened in the last few days is that I have agreed to assist them by re-issuing postal votes on their behalf from the Town Hall in Oxford. As I write this, I can tell you that we re-issued approximately 150 on their behalf. Replacement packs may be requested up to 5pm tomorrow and completed packs should be returned to the RO at the Vale ( or any polling station in the constituency) by close of poll at 10pm tomorrow.

I hope that assists. If you have a complaint then you need to direct that to the RO at the Vale.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Thomas.

Jeremy Thomas | Head of Law and Governance | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance |
St. Aldate’s Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | DX 4309 OXFORD 1 | Email: [email address] | 01865 252224

One response to “Oxford City Council replies to postal vote problem

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    homas Stewart von Drashek
    American Studies 3253W
    Paper 1
    3 Oct 2014

    Oscar for Oscar

    Lying on grass at Lakewood Cemetery, feeling sleepy in rai noon sunshine, looking up to see Headstone Monument. Napoleon, clearly cut into hard Marble stone, dream song emerged or is this Earth particular ghost. Turning over my eyes, winking closed. Drifting in pervasive bodily goodness. Suddenly now in Producers: Board Room…

    Unknown figure addresses, Chaired members, looking about, Marnie Warner looks at me from Oval tables end. iAsk: MARNIE are you here, where are We, Warm never ending smiles draws closeness. Feel of lust & great passion to escape Boards equity of persons, from ?where. Marnie Warner smiles become life energy, silly Marnie conveys: we at presentation to Warner Bros board meeting now. Are you ready.

    Ready?, shuffling rhythm of Chairman , wonderment of transformation of minutes ago. Presentation? OMG, is this real, it seems real. Help. From deep within ground comes feeling. Ghost of Long Lost Warrior of Film enters my chest. Tommy, do you remember, while streak of fear of emptiness rushes thru my entireness. Remember, What’s about to be. Like twisting catechumen, Board swirls thru space. Arrives sound: ESEOFMni flhes myven, y Imnie*, WHOM IS ADDRESSING Me from deep within. What are these strange instructions.
    Made up meaning, sleep rabble….
    iAsk take on Apple ads
    Then seeing Headstone once again,
    in my mind, clear as luminescent pure White marble, Golden Veins thru out. Napoleon. Swirling feeling, winds entrapment and soothe. Knowing being on grass in mid day, fear of sub conscious fog, ?location, heaven or gone, suddenly. Perhaps Reaper or passing ground equipment just rolled over. Wanting Marnie. Wanting that deep voice from below.

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    Pure Christened Angels voice, nay communication wisped into mind. Marnies’ voice: Thomas, don’t you remember US: Grandfather. Whom, my thoughts raced, what surprise. Oscar Napoleon Samuelson. Looked for reason, coherent line of truth. Samuelson: House of Producer. Grandfather. Joy & Fright, all at same time. Could Marnie return to Us, my hot flash started to sort. Who really is Grandpa…
    Born on Leap year day 1896. Each year:365d 11h6m5sec, mind mumbled & not correct, yet, how 1900 had not leap year & grampas lost bet, eventually. Like starving cleric on Top of Grampas mountains.
    Out of Touch, everything streaming: out-of-touch. Was fear of darkened recollection places time & meandering location taking me thru Oz. Whose fault is this, Oh, God. How to return, stay here. Remembering cost. $880,000.00 per broadcast, thinking Board could be pulled into consumer uptick, maybe Marnie would return to me. My House. My pleasant Dream.
    However, never knowing facts, exactly. Would they believe. Rags to riches, seemed such Moonwalk. Grandfather, lost family in 1908 as brothers walked to tailor shop Samuelson owned, thru RR property between Franklin Av & Washington Av. Killers captured, yet no successful conviction, after railroad trespass issue, in fact killers took over storefront, still with Samuelson name on storefront, even today, still above storefront door. Cedar & Riverside. You have changed, yet few know of inglorious past, Candy & Tobacco, no age limit. Now head-start.
    Oscar, like entire close family, attened University of Minnesota, in 1916, after Central High School graduate & U of Mn, after near decade of fascination into Silent Pictures, Msr Samuelson was Conscripted in US Army. Shipped to France & 1917 made groundwork for Oscar. Transferred in Diplomatic Corps. Due to families sudden impoverishness, kindness & help became 12 year olds new personality.
    Lutheran & not believer in War, declared or not. Young Corporal had exchanged new helmet to Soldier with damaged helmet. Overhead by War Department spokesperson, transferred to Diplomatic corps, US.
    Learning inside O Embassy lush décor: Painting, richly colored as possible, entire Golden framed wall overwhelm by few works, mere dollars. Carpets, as Oriental as my present Sleep.
    Oscar returned & experienced woke to veterans’ commonness of own mothers family plight. Returned to Mpls, Seeking wife & marrying, new family found cache of monies, illegally had & now wifes’ possession. Two, car’d

    -3-
    to Hollywood.OsCar, theatre mafia in OossteEnder, Belgium. To stake own Mafioso claim. Those Organ tune, fine picture speaking. However, to Mabel sthuttering (sic combo stutter & shutter) hope, home movies in comparison to what France & worse, Russia could turn out. Distribution, family quint for new couple. There’s Secret behind Mad Folly. Oscar, with little knowledge of value, had picked up Russian Book, turned into German Movie: “The Wonderful, Magical Wizard of Oz”. Inside one trunk, buried beneath Fine Jewels & Ornaments of Golden Wallpaper. France was not unkind to Oscar. L. Frank Baum had missed power of Wizard. Dorothy Gale waited patiently for resurrection.
    As roaring twenties finished, sound film hit Samuelson hard, family film, anti War film just wasn’t base to give audio its’ perch, then TB from shooting on set, from mid 20s’ shoot, left Samuelson company defunct. Far later to reemerge as: Samuelsons’ Color Laboratory, in London. Mabel raved about Black Dahlia entire life. Yet MA.bel was network transcendence for radio & later TV Network. Strong voice & connections, Mabel held on for Husbands film return.
    Asylum finally returned 98 pound weakling of family leader, whom had faint memory of own Company. Mabel held & taught, yet just wasn’t any import there, for film. Friends from industry, large foreign investors wanted Samuelson film out, however, House of Producer, now Big, Big coin could be enhanced & Academy of Motion Pictures was offered to Os.car ,1927, to run as own Costa Nostra baby, by foreign Governments’ film making in Hollywood. Winter, cold on receipts became Oscar film time to promote, in itself. Oscar Academy Awards, near 29Feb, meaning last week of February thru first week of March, On going from January promotion every year as faithful as Lunar eclipse might be Halloween savior. For up in Profit surge in very tough industry & explicit public critic, which All, even Oscar needed understanding of. People still oogule & rave, listening to Stars every comment, event run like assembly belt. Each Star going thru chutes.

    Votes, many Winners, All took Academy Award to boost tickets, not in just one season, throughout films career. While from: Grand Rapids Minnesota new character: Judy Garland b.1922 had just arrived in Hollywood…

    Late 1920s’,as Talkie films arrived, easing shows content need of orchestration, & youthful Frances Ethyl Gumm had chance to rise to new height(curious take on earlyier conscription recruiting & Oscar DoS,/Fuel Purity Ethly & actors Gumm makeup. Film as grand rapid of frames thru-

    -5-
    projector, isn’t Ard in Wizard Top Slice of extremely sophisticate background needed) Judy does Gang films similar to “Little Rascals” and very young, less than 10 years old. Judy Garland is making film. Oscar is Pulling together. Metro Goldwyn Mayer is interested in hot, hot new titles that audio & color can enhance.

    amst 3253W
    So sits plot that lead to “Wizard of Oz”. 1939, Rights to classic production are defused. On TV Columbia Broadcast Service, NBC, back to fold of: cbs, then Warner Bros, Ted Turner has also took shot. “The Wizard of Oz” is not cheap. Million dollar item per network play. While Mabels’ husband referred to Mabel as Hoe, in fact Hon was more correct & MA.bels iron grip possessing: Oz. Am Oz of itself for All Film/Music Industry.
    Ra: Same as Self, Hoping to trade Oz for Marnie, Board clatters on. Deep unconsciousness, imbued with Oscar spirit is lying in Warm Sun, deep tanning & dreaming. Grave still possesses power unknown to most. Deeply Mystical Experience is overflowing, at that moment. Yes, where Yes could be resurrection of actual fate in this lifetime.
    Yet then chips fell where buyer may. No. Wizard of Oz will remain one day TV special. Not to wear consuming public. For deep, rich show that has towered in U.S.A., no kinky bith into lizard.
    Wizard wasn’t Top show of 1939 nor Ms. Garlands. Gone With the Wind took MOST Award Prizes & 1939 was Top year in Hollywood. In retrospect, “The Wizard of Oz” is Top money. At cost of near million dollars, first release was 8 million dollar draw. Color was virtually unheard of & fine color of Oz, skill continued to this day, sells itself. Meaning: selling The Wizard is easy, yet timing & opportunity are critical to masterful Richness & Draw by Public looking for Seasons unselfishness to be as important as twinkling living room pine tree. Decorative with Festive presents underneath, teaching value of waiting.

    As suddenly desperately waking, hearing crows & fearing squirrels, hoping to return to Oz or Marnie or at least, Board Room for last chance pitch. Ooh, how minutes past ,drifting back down sugar coated mist of strange dream. How can such vivid recollections of dream, so real, yet so far. Alternating Just forever moment with Ms. Marnie & accomplishes. Or: even 20% of million. Ya,ya sister, errrr: Peoplehood….Ummmmmmm.

    Saw Great White that infusing day nap & none of cast will ever know. Marnie, how marriage & child died. Sadness. Oscar. Now province of last remaining family: Barbra Mae Samuelson, don’t think age helped Barbra, now. As Raptors wait. Yet “The wizard of Oz” is 75th Anniversary as Fall ’14 starts up. Was that real, did wizard have chance with me, thru Oscars ghost. Graced by power of Amin Rai, Seemed so physical. So important, so many toasters to click onto internet promise. Cad cam all way. I’d even take Straw Man. Or ToTo….
    -7-
    Dreams are Serious business.

    C TM REGISTURED PAT PEND

    Bibliography:

    3 emails outlining first thoughts to: Andrew McNuly
    IMBd biography:internet
    Judy Garlan.d Biography including 2 pictures below

    The Wizard of OZ by: Fleming & Vido 1939. Encyclopedia Britannica.
    1 picture ad

    Contents of Dream song are creation of Fiction, While Movie, Studios & descriptions are from on line sources in Biography & general life experiences.

    AMP has been sold many times & now is known as: American Academy of Motion Pictures & Arts.

    American Studies Course 3253W
    Instructor Andrew McNuly -8-

    Thomas Stewart von Drashek
    Undergraduate
    University of Minnesota
    3Oct2014

    Some words are capitalized as in Creative Arts tradition. Few words sometimes often are split to show two meaning. E,G, Ma.bel for Mabel, Oscars wife & Ma Bell, whom had grip on US Telephone service & still, thru AT&T owns almost every major digitalized film production, by:US Code. located in Washington, Dc, one of Last big Agencies within k st corridor to sit within Washington Dc original H st border.
    Amendoum. Certainly the Wizard of Oz has been National Prize. Long lasting & acclaimed. Groomed with precision of Fine jeweler. Loved by Children of All Families & Adults remembering Witches, curious Munchkins, long road thru Haunted forest, giving perfect breathe to airing just as Candy treats run low & refilled with Ham & Turkey.

    Group fostering L Frank Baums novel is in itself Pilgrim Compact, kept Secretively guarded & manipulated. Sales of “the Wizard of Oz”, from first tickets, clothing, even Ruby Slippers, once held by Smithsonian as example of: Americana, seems as Strong today as ever.
    Oscar Napoleon Samuelson great desire to establish Peace for US, in production of disclosures of True nature of War front, was finally realized before Oscar died, penniless in Minneapolis, 1972.
    Oscar was firm believer in Consumerism & that Dream is re realizing with each replay of: “The Wizard of Oz” on Thanksgiving Day. After Great War Oscar Napoleon Samuelson continued to take partners, within Hollywood, Mr Warren Christopher, whom investigated gay rights & became Secretary of Department of State US, is one example. Marin County flourished with many, many, where Oscar served in WW at Fort Guthrie.
    -11-
    Mabel was gruesome ¼ Negro, originating from Shrieveport, La, 3rd largest Production area in World. NYC being #1. Mabel maiden name was Wentzstien, clue to Black Malhlia fantasy. family moved to: Kansas City, Mo in ~ 187, due to problems in Louisiana. In Great Race riots in Kansas City, ¾ of Mabels’ original family die, some moved to Chicago, some to Wolf Creek, Mt, earning enough in Silver mining to start 5 & 10 cent store on Hollywood Blvd. Family became part of family tree of: Captain John Charles Fremont. Fremont Gold Mining is Largest Gold Producer in World. Therefore, even Samuelson great title over items sold with Academy Award Winners or voted upon, are little to others of family.

    Finaly double clinker is family out West in Dakota, Root Power: Honorable US Supreme Court Justice Jay Parker Esquire, whom made mabel teeth seem to cut ceramic like butter. Not just movie by design, entire families of important US Citizens whom wished to leave mark, Permanently & Forever. Each hope to leave mark with Grace of God. World runs faster now, most of Smoke & ash has settled.

    I the alone surviving member, sit alone as Rachels’ Orphans continue to slide by this raft of mere knowledge. And I am only survivor to tell tale of intriquette &* meeting goals of US Government, as dictated by H US Congress & other administration bearers.
    Signed:TSVD Dipolmat.
    WORD COUNT:2,164.

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