Thursday, 9 October 2008

Triumph by the canal

Castlemill boatyard in Oxford has been saved - for a second time - from stupid, unnecessary 'development' by heroic local campaigners who deserve several medals for all the work they've put in over the last few years.

The campaigners hope that now they might be looked on sympathetically as they try to put together a bid to buy the land and turn it into a community boatyard.

First Sheringham, now Oxford ... I'm hoping my book brings about a kind of 'inverted curse', whereby every battle I wrote about will end up being won by the good guys. I'll keep you updated on that one.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Great news. Currently reading your book and it's depressed but also given me some hope that there are people out there doing stuff to save the fabric of the country.

We've just spent 4 months travelling around the UK and although I was fed up seeing tescos everywhere, there are still corners of the country (Well Scotland actually) where "real" cultures still exist.