'Yeah, like, whatever', says the area's children:
Young people in Littlemore do not believe enough is done for them on the estate, a new survey has found.Well, that was a shock, eh? Who could have predicted that...
More than 87 per cent of 189 schoolchildren polled feel the area does not have adequate provision for them.
The survey, commissioned by Littlemore Parish Council, comes as community leaders prepare to secure funding for an all-weather sports facility on the estate.I do rather like the idea of a cage, I think that definitely has potential!
The money would pay for a street sportscage – a large ‘caged’ area suitable for playing football, netball and basketball – at the Oxford Road recreation ground.
Who will be funding this, then?
TheAnother shock, I'm sure you'll agree...
councillocal ratepayers hashave committed £5,000 towards the scheme, and last year Oxford City Councilcountry ratepayers promised £10,000. The parish council will apply for a £60,000 grant from Wren (Wastes Recycling Environment)central government via a quango, i.e. income tax payers.