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North Parade gets a bucketful of barf*

HOW PRETTY the snow is. And how cold and wet. We had, I dunno, about eight or nine inches here in North Oxford yesterday.

Here’s some views of North Parade about 8:10AM this morning, plus what it’s like down my alleyway. But first, a desolate Woodstock Road around 8:15AM. *Barf – Hindi for ice, snow.

North Parade, North Oxford, 8:20AM 6-1-2010

North Parade, Oxford 8:10AM 6-1-2010

North Parade 8:10AM 6-1-2010

North Parade, Oxford gets an uplift

I ATTENDED a talk from Oxford Council and Oxfordshire County Council tonight about the future of an obscure street in North Oxford which should be a jewel in Oxford’s so-called “crown”.

It was something of a revelation. No, not a revolution.  Oxford Council looks after roads between the Banbury Road and Woodstock Road. Or is it Oxfordshire County Council that does that?

Anyroad, the two councils  have found some money to refurbish North Parade which will take three weeks.

All are agreed North Parade is an oasis in North Oxford, even the far too many councillors there seem to be up this way.

The politicians agreed to a grand opening because they discovered a surplus they never knew they had. The politicians also agreed to the documentary “what I am making”. I met the local cops too. They were cool, sometimes more interested in parking regulations than village life.

They will get a celebrity to open the new road, it appears from the conversation.  The rates must be very very high. I know they are, where I am living. I believe they might manage, on North Parade, to invoke Petula Clark.  Hope she made herself up for a beer at the Rose+Crown.  ♥