OakhamMarch 25, 2008 Tim Worstallblogs7 CommentsSo, umm, this is where Chris is moving to then? previousA Hit, A Veritable Hit!nextTimmy Elsewhere 7 thoughts on “Oakham” cjcjc March 25, 2008 at 1:39 pm Yes, one of the high priests (in blog terms) of unfettered immigration is moving from the multicultural heaven of London to hellish rural Oakham! Bob B March 25, 2008 at 2:42 pm I couldn’t possibly comment: “Some of the worst-run local authorities have turned the corner in annual performance ratings announced today, but Liverpool will go through 2008 with the dual titles of European Capital of Culture and England’s least efficient council. . . Apart from Liverpool, the only council with one star is Rutland.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/feb/07/localgovernment dearieme March 25, 2008 at 3:04 pm Oh I dare say that Oakham has Poles and gypsies . But “gypsies” might not be the favoured local term for them. chris March 25, 2008 at 3:06 pm Yup – and what’s wrong with it? There are, in fact, tons of quite expensive boutique shops selling girly stuff, had DG wanted to impress a laydee. diamond geezer March 25, 2008 at 3:21 pm The big talking point on the Rutland Times letters page is the imposition of a new three bin recycling scheme. That, and yobs hurling missiles off the South Street railway bridge. Even heaven has its imperfections. Bob B March 25, 2008 at 4:44 pm According to this, there are rather more imperfections in paradise than might be anticipated: “And if you are under 60 and thinking of either visiting or moving to Oakham then my advice would be don’t.” http://knowhere.co.uk/3172_goodbad.html The consolation is that the magnificent Belvoir Castle, home to the Duke of Rutland, is only a short trip away: http://www.belvoircastle.com/index.asp What would get to me is that the population of Oakham is only 10,000, as compared with a typical London borough which has c. 250,000 residents. I suspect the tons of expensive boutique shops selling girly stuff in Oakham are really tourist bait. Tim Almond March 25, 2008 at 11:20 pm Bob B, knowhere is like Wikipedia for hoodies. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.