Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oxford Sweet Oxford

Oxford is the largest settlement close to where we live in Canterbury. It has a population of approximately 2,000 people. However, it enjoys some fantastic amenities that would put my old village of Holme-on-Spalding Moor, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, to shame. Both villages are about the same size. I have listed a few of them below:

No1: Clean and working public toilets.

No 2: A fire station (eat your heart out Cllr Engall - you can't close this one!)

No 3: A farmers market on a Sunday morning

No 4: A council service centre, library and post shop

No 5: A police station (not that we have much crime)

No 6: A skate park (didn't Holme-on-Spalding Moor used to have on of these - what happened to it?)

No 7: An outdoor heated swimming pool

No 8: A sports ground with squash courts, a bowling green, cricket and rugby pitches and a nice sports pavilion.

No 9: An adventure playground for the children

No 10: A community hospital with beds (so the old folk can be cared for close to home and friends)

No 11: The Town Hall

No 12 - A monthly craft market.

No 13: An observatory at the local school

No 14: The A & P Showground

It just goes to show, 'There is no place like Oxford!'.


Anonymous said...

As a resident of Holme on Spalding Moor I take a look at your blog occasionally and enjoy reading about your adventures. It appears you are still somewhat bitter about your time in the East Riding! Would you like to have this entry reported on in Holme on Spalding Moor? We still have a free independent press - despite vicious attempts to close it down...
Of course I write to you anonymously - for fear of reprisals

POM said...

Thank-you for your comment and I am pleased to hear that you enjoy reading my blog.

Bitter is not the word I would use. However, I am frustrated by the lack of ambition for my old village by the local politicians. Do they really think they are adding value to the life of Holme-on-Spalding Moor?