Pride parade leads to road closures

The Oxford Pride parade last year

The Oxford Pride parade last year

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Oxford Pride – the city’s annual Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender parade – takes place today.

It will begin at Ship Street at noon and will travel through the centre of Oxford to Oxpens Recreation Ground.

The route will cover Cornmarket Street, Queen Street and Bonn Square, with the roads being closed during the parade.

Oxford Bus Company said there may be some delays to buses from noon to 1pm.

 

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10:13am Sat 7 Jun 14

RuthOxford says...

Why isn't the headline something like "Oxford celebrating its Pride"?

You can then mention the useful information about the road closures in the body of the piece. Surely road closure is not the only important thing about Pride Parade??

Ruthi Brandt
Why isn't the headline something like "Oxford celebrating its Pride"? You can then mention the useful information about the road closures in the body of the piece. Surely road closure is not the only important thing about Pride Parade?? Ruthi Brandt RuthOxford
  • Score: -2

12:49pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Quentin Walker says...

To close roads for an event attended by circa 100 people is ridiculous.
To close roads for an event attended by circa 100 people is ridiculous. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 7

2:53pm Sat 7 Jun 14

cuckoo says...

Quentin Walker wrote:
To close roads for an event attended by circa 100 people is ridiculous.
It's only for just one hour............road
s are closed much longer in other instances!
[quote][p][bold]Quentin Walker[/bold] wrote: To close roads for an event attended by circa 100 people is ridiculous.[/p][/quote]It's only for just one hour............road s are closed much longer in other instances! cuckoo
  • Score: -2

1:25am Sun 8 Jun 14

The New Private Eye says...

RuthOxford wrote:
Why isn't the headline something like "Oxford celebrating its Pride"?

You can then mention the useful information about the road closures in the body of the piece. Surely road closure is not the only important thing about Pride Parade??

Ruthi Brandt
For the vast majority of Oxonians trying to go about their daily business yes, the road closures are the most important thing.
[quote][p][bold]RuthOxford[/bold] wrote: Why isn't the headline something like "Oxford celebrating its Pride"? You can then mention the useful information about the road closures in the body of the piece. Surely road closure is not the only important thing about Pride Parade?? Ruthi Brandt[/p][/quote]For the vast majority of Oxonians trying to go about their daily business yes, the road closures are the most important thing. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 8

7:38am Mon 9 Jun 14

oxfordgirl1974 says...

The day straight people can have a 'Straight Pride' march and the roads can be closed is the day that there will be equality. Closing the roads for just a small number of people was ridiculous.
The day straight people can have a 'Straight Pride' march and the roads can be closed is the day that there will be equality. Closing the roads for just a small number of people was ridiculous. oxfordgirl1974
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