Pools group shops for some opinions

The Oxford Times: TALKING POINT: Eileen Juggins, left, with campaigner Nigel Gibson TALKING POINT: Eileen Juggins, left, with campaigner Nigel Gibson

Campaigners sought shoppers’ views on plans to keep open Temple Cowley Pools on Saturday.

The Save Temple Cowley Pools group wants to buy the site to stop Oxford City Council selling it for development.

After talking to shoppers at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Cowley, campaign leader Nigel Gibson said: “People gave us lots of good ideas and we had some incredibly positive feedback.”

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7:45am Mon 5 May 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Shouldn't Nigel be referred to in his more formal position now in "The Oxford Mail" stories as Company Director of SaveTCP CIC?

Still just one company director potentially in charge of £Ms community donations and investments though.

There must be someone else in East Oxford who:-

Is respectable
Is trustworthy
Doesn't vote Labour
Doesn't receive any state benefits that would be lost through undertaking a formal company director role.
Shouldn't Nigel be referred to in his more formal position now in "The Oxford Mail" stories as Company Director of SaveTCP CIC? Still just one company director potentially in charge of £Ms community donations and investments though. There must be someone else in East Oxford who:- Is respectable Is trustworthy Doesn't vote Labour Doesn't receive any state benefits that would be lost through undertaking a formal company director role. Andrew:Oxford
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9:36am Mon 5 May 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

What they mean is they haven't got a clue what to do!
What they mean is they haven't got a clue what to do! HomerSimpsonDoh
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1:30am Tue 6 May 14

SaveTCP says...

Perhaps you should have travelled from wherever you both live to Templars Square in Cowley on Saturday and spoken to the campaigners yourself? No, something better to do? Oh, we forgot, even though all local election candidates were invited, no-one from Labour dared to turn up and face the hundreds of Campaign supporters...And a significant number of those were from Blackbird Leys, not wanting A:O's precious pool and wanting Temple Cowley Pools kept open - which is why the Campaign exists, and why the Community Interest Company was formed. Remind us again what either of you do for your community?
Perhaps you should have travelled from wherever you both live to Templars Square in Cowley on Saturday and spoken to the campaigners yourself? No, something better to do? Oh, we forgot, even though all local election candidates were invited, no-one from Labour dared to turn up and face the hundreds of Campaign supporters...And a significant number of those were from Blackbird Leys, not wanting A:O's precious pool and wanting Temple Cowley Pools kept open - which is why the Campaign exists, and why the Community Interest Company was formed. Remind us again what either of you do for your community? SaveTCP
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7:16am Tue 6 May 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

SaveTCP wrote:
Perhaps you should have travelled from wherever you both live to Templars Square in Cowley on Saturday and spoken to the campaigners yourself? No, something better to do? Oh, we forgot, even though all local election candidates were invited, no-one from Labour dared to turn up and face the hundreds of Campaign supporters...And a significant number of those were from Blackbird Leys, not wanting A:O's precious pool and wanting Temple Cowley Pools kept open - which is why the Campaign exists, and why the Community Interest Company was formed. Remind us again what either of you do for your community?
Oh dear...

You do realise that we are a few weeks before a local election don't you? The purdah period is always a bit of a difficult one for local councillors supporting local causes and so forth. Given the anti-Labour stance of the legacy SaveTCP group, I was intrigued that you were promoting your newco in a shopping centre before the 22nd.

I walked to Templars Square on Saturday morning and was there from around 9.00am to 9.30am.

But, you are avoiding the most important point...

Why just one company director? Surely there must be one other willing, suitable and trustworthy person in the East Oxford Community who Nigel is prepared to share the directorship of a £M+ company.
[quote][p][bold]SaveTCP[/bold] wrote: Perhaps you should have travelled from wherever you both live to Templars Square in Cowley on Saturday and spoken to the campaigners yourself? No, something better to do? Oh, we forgot, even though all local election candidates were invited, no-one from Labour dared to turn up and face the hundreds of Campaign supporters...And a significant number of those were from Blackbird Leys, not wanting A:O's precious pool and wanting Temple Cowley Pools kept open - which is why the Campaign exists, and why the Community Interest Company was formed. Remind us again what either of you do for your community?[/p][/quote]Oh dear... You do realise that we are a few weeks before a local election don't you? The purdah period is always a bit of a difficult one for local councillors supporting local causes and so forth. Given the anti-Labour stance of the legacy SaveTCP group, I was intrigued that you were promoting your newco in a shopping centre before the 22nd. I walked to Templars Square on Saturday morning and was there from around 9.00am to 9.30am. But, you are avoiding the most important point... Why just one company director? Surely there must be one other willing, suitable and trustworthy person in the East Oxford Community who Nigel is prepared to share the directorship of a £M+ company. Andrew:Oxford
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11:37pm Sun 25 May 14

SaveTCP says...

The most important point is that the community wants to keep Temple Cowley Pools open. That what SaveTCP CIC has been set up to do, and why this event was so important to deliver community involvement for our (the whole community's) asset that is of real value.

The event ran from 10, so we can't validate your claim - but do remind everyone, what exactly it is that you are doing for your community?

As to directorships, you will have to be more explicit with the impropriety you appear to be implying - care to explain rather than simply snipe from the sidelines?
The most important point is that the community wants to keep Temple Cowley Pools open. That what SaveTCP CIC has been set up to do, and why this event was so important to deliver community involvement for our (the whole community's) asset that is of real value. The event ran from 10, so we can't validate your claim - but do remind everyone, what exactly it is that you are doing for your community? As to directorships, you will have to be more explicit with the impropriety you appear to be implying - care to explain rather than simply snipe from the sidelines? SaveTCP
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