The new overflow carpark at the White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre in Abingdon is completed.
Work has now moved to the main car park which, although only just over ten years old, is getting torn up
and the herringbone bricks replaced by tarmac. To me this seems peculiar, but then I wasn’t on the Council committee that decided the change.
To me it looks like the pantomime exchange of ‘new lamps for old’, and such a waste of resources.
Looks like somebody tried to set light to the Charter Multi Storey Car Park in Abingdon last night. There is an area cordoned off just inside the entrance with the charred remains of traffic cones and other combustibles. As a result there is some soot and the White Horse is looking smutty, but the carpark is mostly undamaged and in use today.
Last time I went to Radley Lakes there was a notice from the Earth Trust saying they were assessing the damage to see whether it was worth attempting to repair the beautiful Lily Shelter.
It was built in August 2010 and has survived three winters, and has been used as a shelter and bird hide, often by young people who have treated it well.
But then it just takes one or two, of any age, to ruin things for everybody else – as happens in life.
We returned there today and can assume it was not worth repairing, and then re-repairing.
East St Helen Street is one of the most idyllic streets. But a couple of nights back a large number of cars got keyed. That is where a sharp key or coin is used to scratch vehicles.
A scratch takes a second to do but causes the car owner hours of grief and money to repair.
I remember back in the 60s, when I was at primary school, our head mistress told the whole school off because a car had been scratched in a nearby road. She did not want our school’s reputation tarnished.
Why do some people scratch other people’s cars?