New shark adds bite to the area

HEADINGTON residents have given their backing to the area’s latest shark.

Posh Fish in London Road is seeking to renew its planning permission allowing it to have a shark on the roof of the shop.

Now members of the public have been writing to Oxford City Council urging it to give the shark the thumbs up.

Kennett Road resident Stephanie Jenkins said: “The people of Headington already love this shark.”

She added that the shark was “cheering up” Headington’s shopping centre which “needs all the help it can get to thrive at the present time”.

John Nealon, who lives in Old Road, said the shark was a “quirky and appropriate addition to Headington”.

In 1995 a planning inspector gave Posh Fish permission to put a whale on its roof, though this planning permission has since expired.

The inspector concluded the whale would not be “unduly obtrusive to the wider street scene”.

Oxford City Council has said it will take this application into account when deciding on the current one. The shark was put on the roof of the fish and chip shop in February. A date for the decision has not yet been set.

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8:20pm Mon 16 Apr 12

John Lamb says...

I think anything that gives Headington a bit of badly needed personality can't be a bad thing.
I think anything that gives Headington a bit of badly needed personality can't be a bad thing. John Lamb
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8:49pm Mon 16 Apr 12

L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG says...

Driving past there I missed it first time, so it is not that obtrusive, second time I looked out for it, and it is a great piece of art that should be allowed to stay. A shark caught in mid attack swimming at full speed. Much better than that Heine blokes tail sticking out of his hovel just down the road.
Driving past there I missed it first time, so it is not that obtrusive, second time I looked out for it, and it is a great piece of art that should be allowed to stay. A shark caught in mid attack swimming at full speed. Much better than that Heine blokes tail sticking out of his hovel just down the road. L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG
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11:03pm Mon 16 Apr 12

Tiger1ily says...

There's nothing wrong with this second shark. It's funny and it's appropriate for a fish and chip shop. Considering how ugly some of the new buildings around there are, I feel this adds a cheerful touch.
There's nothing wrong with this second shark. It's funny and it's appropriate for a fish and chip shop. Considering how ugly some of the new buildings around there are, I feel this adds a cheerful touch. Tiger1ily
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8:25am Tue 17 Apr 12

Freakazoid says...

Im not sure about the shark. I mean i like the concept but dont understand why its a shark, i think other shops should follow now and put up more sharks across headington...

You could even have the tagline, From Spires To Sharks... in reference to the route from town to headington.
Im not sure about the shark. I mean i like the concept but dont understand why its a shark, i think other shops should follow now and put up more sharks across headington... You could even have the tagline, From Spires To Sharks... in reference to the route from town to headington. Freakazoid
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11:56am Wed 18 Apr 12

BigAlBiker says...

Shark taste's good, let them have the sign and i might go buy a potion.
Shark taste's good, let them have the sign and i might go buy a potion. BigAlBiker
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5:33pm Wed 18 Apr 12

L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Shark taste's good, let them have the sign and i might go buy a potion.
What, Love Potion Number 9 ?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Shark taste's good, let them have the sign and i might go buy a potion.[/p][/quote]What, Love Potion Number 9 ? L0RD PETER McVEY OX2 6EG
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