PERHAPS more people should own their own road. The group in Poplar Road, Botley, get to take matters into their own hands.
Rather than being frustrated by the state of potholes in their street and expecting the local authority to do something about it, they kit themselves out with sand and gravel and do it themselves.
It is also a great show of community spirit and encourages activities like street parties and barbecues.
Though given the state of some of the county roads, perhaps it is a good thing we all don’t have to fix their surfaces, else we might be labouring a long time.
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12:00pm Friday 19th December 2014
A PENSIONER was “severely” injured when he was attacked in his car by a motorcyclist in Cutteslowe, police said.
11:30am Friday 19th December 2014
A BODY was found after a fire at a caravan site motorhome.
6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014
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9:30am Friday 19th December 2014
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7:00am Friday 19th December 2014
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7:40am Thursday 18th December 2014
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