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Council will paint the lamp posts but not the rusty pole

New readers might never have heard of the famous Rusty Pole of Mill Street, Oxford. But now you will.

It’s a fascinating tale about bureaucracy, in its own way.  You can read more about it here.

Now Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has decided to repaint the lamp posts on the other side of the street, paying scant attention to the rusty poles on the east side of the street.

When Nicola Blackwood was MP for this part of the world, she escalated protests to the highest authorities at the OCC, and eventually it emerged that the rusty poles could be painted, but at a prohibitive cost and using only standard black paint.

OK, it’s a minor thing, but questions will be asked. Your dedicated reporters at allaboutoxford.com are on the case.  Φ