Competition aims to stir up some friendly rivalry

residents taking part in Sunday’s event.  Pictures: OX67657 Cliff Hide

residents taking part in Sunday’s event. Pictures: OX67657 Cliff Hide Buy this photo

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Council Reporter, also covering Oxford city centre. Call me on 01865 425429

STREETS in West Oxford will be competing against each other for the next few weeks as part of a new community initiative.

The new venture is called “road rage”, and will see teams made up of residents from each of the area’s streets take on each other at a different sport or competition each week.

Harley Road resident Lois Muddiman, who is one of the organisers, said: “When we held the first one on Sunday, May 25, more than 50 people turned up and we played rounders.

Oxford Mail:

Lois Muddiman marks out the pitch with flour

“It is a nice event for lots of people in the community to meet each other informally.

“Some people take part, some people like to sit and watch. It is an opportunity to build a stronger community.

“It is a nice way to spend a late Sunday afternoon and we are going to be doing a range of different things.

Ms Muddiman added: “We want it to appeal to everyone and not everyone is sporty so we have got plans for a bake-off and a pub quiz.”

At the first event there were eight streets represented but not enough people from all the streets attended so they were merged into four teams – some were made of whole streets while others were a mixture.

On Sunday, the second in the series, the residents played capture the flag.

The events will culminate in a final which will take place at the West Oxford Fun Day in Botley Park on July 12.

City councillor for Jericho and Osney Susanna Pressel said: “The Botley Road area of my ward is full of amazing people who keep coming up with brilliant and imaginative new ideas for community events.

“A lot of the streets off Botley Road already have very well-attended annual street parties, which bring people together; this new project will take that one step further.

“It sounds as though it will be great fun for people of all ages.”

The events take place at 5.30pm at the Oatlands Road recreation ground on Sundays.

• Our top stories:

Mystery Oxford pong is back, say residents

Oxford Mail: Pictures submitted by our readers of their memories of Didcot Power Station leading up to the demolition of three of the cooling towers.

7:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE mysterious ‘Oxford stink’ has returned for a third time, according to city residents.

Oxford youth hostel manager talks of blaze in laundry room

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YOUTH hostel manager has described how a fire broke out in a laundry room.

Dancing in the streets as Charlbury holds its fair

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORRIS dancing, cow-milking contests and a Spitfire fly-past were the attractions at this year’s Charlbury Street Fair.

Bishop takes a breather from pilgrimage for a special event

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

NOT even finding out he had a heart condition could stop the Bishop of Oxford enjoying events to honour his retirement.

Bikers to raise memorial funds at Ride to the Wall event

Oxford Mail: The DLI honoured at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hundreds of motorbike riders will embark on a “pilgrimage” of more than 70 miles to raise money for an Armed Forces charity next month.

Wallingford school plans extensions for extra pupils

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire county council logo round

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

PLANS have been put forward to extend a Wallingford primary school library and build two extra rooms to accommodate rising pupil numbers.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree