Manure on fields not responsible for pong

.

.

First published in News

Council officers have ruled out fields near Bayswater Road, Oxford, as the source of the mysterious bad smell that wafted through Oxfordshire this week.

A spokesman for South Oxfordshire District Council, which is investigating with Oxford City Council, said the chicken manure spread there was not likely to be the source of complaints.

The spokesman said: “The odour was only very noticeable when you are immediately adjacent to the field, and not from much further away.

“Although slightly different to usual agricultural smells, it was no stronger than from usual slurry spreading which is common at this time of year.

“We are still trying to identify the source of these complaints.”

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

Our top stories

Spin doctor and novelist on marathon radio stint

Oxford Mail: Oxford brookes logo

8:40am Saturday 29th November 2014

Former Labour spin doctor Alistair Campbell and novelist Sebastian Faulks are among those broadcasting in a 24-hour Oxford Brookes radio marathon.

Demonstration against Campsfield House expansion plan

Oxford Mail: Campsfield House at Kidlington

8:40am Saturday 29th November 2014

A demonstration will be held today to protest against the planned expansion of Campsfield House immigration centre.

More help is on hand for cancer sufferers

Oxford Mail: The Churchill Hospital

8:40am Saturday 29th November 2014

A new service for people aged 50 and over who have been affected by cancer has been opened at Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

Anxious council warns staff of a £11m budget shortfall

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 29th November 2014

A RECRUITMENT freeze has been imposed by managers at Oxfordshire County Council to help combat a forecasted £11m budget shortfall.

Wraps are off as Covered Market goes outdoors

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 29th November 2014

COVERED Market traders will go ‘uncovered’ today in Oxford as traders set up their stalls in Queen Street.

Pregnant mum brings store a surprise car park delivery

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 29th November 2014

AN EXPRESS delivery arrived at a Kidlington supermarket when a shopper gave birth unexpectedly right outside the store.

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

11:25am Sat 2 Aug 14

dant40 says...

Is this what most people complain about. Just think how lucky we are to have a pong smell where other country's people die from outbreaks.
Is this what most people complain about. Just think how lucky we are to have a pong smell where other country's people die from outbreaks. dant40
  • Score: 0

11:53am Sat 2 Aug 14

Geoff Roberts says...

That's it! I knew I recognised the smell - it was indeed chicken manure. I'm certain of it.
That's it! I knew I recognised the smell - it was indeed chicken manure. I'm certain of it. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: -3

4:01pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

So 4 days afterwards it doesn't smell too bad - so it can't be that source...
So 4 days afterwards it doesn't smell too bad - so it can't be that source... Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 1

1:44am Sun 3 Aug 14

The New Private Eye says...

In all my years of driving around this and many other countries I have never smelt anything like this. Last Tuesday between the Crem and the white house I had to hold my breath and go as fast as I could because it was painful to breathe. I dread to think what it must have been like for local residents. Again I say that this was not normal "countryside Smells"
In all my years of driving around this and many other countries I have never smelt anything like this. Last Tuesday between the Crem and the white house I had to hold my breath and go as fast as I could because it was painful to breathe. I dread to think what it must have been like for local residents. Again I say that this was not normal "countryside Smells" The New Private Eye
  • Score: -1

9:22am Sun 3 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

The New Private Eye wrote:
In all my years of driving around this and many other countries I have never smelt anything like this. Last Tuesday between the Crem and the white house I had to hold my breath and go as fast as I could because it was painful to breathe. I dread to think what it must have been like for local residents. Again I say that this was not normal "countryside Smells"
Try the Edinburgh bypass on a hot day between as you pass Edinburgh Park railway station if the wind is from the west.

My word, the smell from the 12 massive chicken barns is quite eye watering.
[quote][p][bold]The New Private Eye[/bold] wrote: In all my years of driving around this and many other countries I have never smelt anything like this. Last Tuesday between the Crem and the white house I had to hold my breath and go as fast as I could because it was painful to breathe. I dread to think what it must have been like for local residents. Again I say that this was not normal "countryside Smells"[/p][/quote]Try the Edinburgh bypass on a hot day between as you pass Edinburgh Park railway station if the wind is from the west. My word, the smell from the 12 massive chicken barns is quite eye watering. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

12:31am Mon 4 Aug 14

tinsel84 says...

Wasn't me...
Wasn't me... tinsel84
  • Score: 1

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