"It is not me that is suggesting abolishing St. Clement's Ward" states Green Councillor, Craig Simmons. "The proposals I, along with my Green colleagues and local residents, submitted to the Boundary Commission clearly show the continued existence of St. Clement's."
"I did suggest the renaming of an expanded St. Mary's Ward (a nearby ward that was only formed in 2000 and which includes the University running track) in honour of Oxford athlete and neurologist Sir Roger Bannister, who sadly died earlier this year. But the City's Council's Labour Group decided instead to rename St. Clement's Ward - a suggestion I opposed. St. Clement's is a long established community that extends from The Plain east along St. Clement's Street and north of the Cowley Road. I can see why residents are angry that this name might disappear - but they need to target those responsible for this and express their opposition to the Boundary Commission."
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