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New Osney: It’s a Bridge too Far

EXCLUSIVE Some of our more elderly readers might have seen the film A Bridge too Far (1977), all about the failure of the Brits in the Netherlands during the Second World War – Scottish 90 year old Sean Connery was the star. Some of you might also have seen Continue reading

Mill Street nightmare might happen!

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18698675.decision-due-plans-extend-cherwell-college-accommodation/

Shocking video shows Gibbs Crescent threat

Readers of Volesoft.com are already aware of the goings on in Mill Street, Oxford – some salacious details were made famous by Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales – the Miller’s TaleContinue reading

Mill Street origins of Little Brock are explored

Genealogists in Mill Street have become interested in Little Brock’s antecedents and have dug up quite a lot of information.

Little Brock, the badger cub, emerged as an adventurous child of the Giant Albino Badger of Mill Street just three or so weeks ago. So far, we have discovered that Brock Little was a famous surfer and stuntman (https://www.liveabout.com/the-death-of-brock-little-4009907) who died in 2016 and did stunts for Die Hard 4.0 and Transformers.

Brooke Little is an actress (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6056936/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm). Big George Brock died on April 10th this year and played with Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and others (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_George_Brock). He was a boxer and fought Sonny Liston, beating him.

You can hear lots of his music on YouTube, for example:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xjcFc8o6EE&list=OLAK5uy_nRwUEn0u9xzp0IjGoi_qULT44UnSdpPmI

The Giant Badger of Mill Street

Worth watching the FB posts on the Giant Badger of Mill Street. More later!

Oxford City Council flouts nationwide laws

A cadre of councillors in the World Heritage city of Oxford has decided that blind and disabled people will have to suffer a dictat from planners and endure an egregious development that will leave people in the cold.

Two nationwide organisations for the disabled pointed out that “developments” at Gibbs Crescent took no notice of statutory laws, fire access laws, and common humanity, including United Nations, British, and European Commission  laws. Continue reading

Mill Street residents up in arms over Gibbs Crescent

NEW OSNEY AND THE PLANNING PROPOSAL FOR GIBBS CRESCENT Meeting (2) of residents, 19.30, 12 March 2019, Cherwell College, Osney Lane (W)  

NOTES 

In attendance Residents present Cherwell College: Stephen Clarke; Abbey Walk: Henry Nebrensky; Oxford City Council: Susanna Pressel; Arthur Street: Penny Baker; Malcolm Keay; A2Dominion Oxford: Jim Smith and Tina Proctor Barrett Street: Anne James (Chair); Andrew Walker; Marshall Walker; Jericho: Joe Shallis [representing Jessica Leaf of Gibbs Crescent] Continue reading

Rising Sun, Morning Calm

Our special correspondent, Hadrien Levi, writes: Saturday, August 15th, 2020, almost the end of Japan’s Obon Holiday week. Korean War 2.0 ended before the beginning of the Summer Tokyo Olympic Games, and there were some rumors circulating in the Japanese and International media about a possible visit by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Yasukuni Shrine to mourn the War dead. Continue reading

Mill Street bans HGVs for some reason…

There are some local difficulties in Mill Street, OX2. Here are some photographs I snapped last night. Good luck with the development of the Old Power Station and Gibbs Crescent! And, by the way, Oxford City Council planning doesn’t make it easy to upload graphics to its web site. Wonder which IT company is making dosh out of us Council Tax Payers. Continue reading

Osney power station plans firm up

LAST WEEK the Said Business School put in its planning application to convert the old Power Station here in Osney – and today it held another consultation to show the business paradise it’s planning on the river.

Asbestos is being removed right now and responses to the planning application close around Yuletide. There’s rather more asbestos than the architects expected. Continue reading