I HAVE GOT quite a lot of time for Susanna Pressel, Labour politician of this yard, let me tell you. Never lend her your secateurs though, if you want your cotoneasta to stay untrimmed.
I understand she is a dab hand at pool, which she used to play at the currently closed The Kite, and deffo she is responsive to the locals when we ask her a question. She was, for example, a heroine in our campaign against The Wall between numbers 19-41 Mill Street. That is currently being pre-fabricated, much to the annoyance of badgers and other wild critters.
Pressel is up for re-election on the 22nd of May next, and as you can see from the blurb above, has quite a track record. I don’t know which two schools she is governor of, though but. There are certainly more than two schools in the Jericho and Osney ward.
But I will never, ever vote for her Labour colleague, a Mr Colin “cycle clips” Cook. Ever. ♥
Ahead of the Austrians coming to Mill Street – next week – the scaffolding is going up. If there is a god at the bottom of the gardens between numbers 19 to 41 it has to be Jason Thacker.
To look on the bright side, once the Wall has been built, we won’t be able to take a snap of the extremely ugly Said ziggurat.
Oh, by the way, the blackbird is still nesting happily in the tuti puti shed halfway down Nathistan. ♦
See this pole outside my little house in Mill Street? In the last four days it’s been adorned with this garish yellow sign.
I’ve asked counciller Susanna Pressel – she’s a Labour councillor for both Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council – if perhaps the rusty pole couldn’t be painted or replaced.
She answered that there isn’t enough money to paint the pole. I’d paint it myself, but bugger that for a game of soldiers, I’d probably get prosecuted for vandalism or something.
I don’t drive. The pole is there to warn people that they’ll get nicked if they don’t have a valid permit to park. Paint it! It’s a site for sore eyes, an eyesore. ♥
JUST BY THE Thames Isis there is an enormous brick building which at one time supplied Olde Oxford Town with all of its energy.
It is the Old Power Station on Arthur Street, a place where after it stopped generating energy for the city, Concorde engines were tested.
We are appalled to learn this enormous building is not a listed building. Perhaps our local Labour councillors, Susanna Pressel and Colin Cook, could put this on their agenda.
Anyway, last night it was free booze for the residents of Mill Street, as the finalists of Ruskin entertained us with their wondrous creations. See below. ♥