Forget the Oscars: Oxfordshire's rudest place name is...

Cockshoot Close is the winner

Cockshoot Close is the winner

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LAST week we asked you, our readers, to nominate the rudest place names in Oxfordshire and then vote for the most risque.

Now, after several days of heated competition, we can announce the winner. And so (drum roll please), the residents of Cockshoot Close in Stonesfield can proudly embrace their street's name as the rudest in Oxfordshire.

It received 468 votes, holding off a late thrust this morning from Crotch Crescent in Marston, which picked up 401 votes.

Rimmer Close in Marston was a creditable third with 223, while the Goldenballs roundabout near Nuneham Courtenay simply hung around in fourth spot with 102 votes.

And poor old Biddy Bottom's brought up the rear with 69.

Here's a graphic of the results, while below that is our map with the other suggestions that came in last week.

 

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12:30pm Mon 3 Mar 14

EMBOX2 says...

Sigh. Thanks for this bit of quality journalism, Newsquest Oxford.

Our roads are falling apart, we've got monstrous planning applications in around the county, a new railway will demolish a village or two, our politicians and councillors are either on the fiddle or ignoring the electorate, we have a city council that thinks its in Stalingrad, and a county council that probably doesnt even know where Oxford is.

All our local news can do is point out semi-amusing place names.

How about doing some proper journalism and asking those "tough questions" of our elected leaders? Maybe that's too much work, though.
Sigh. Thanks for this bit of quality journalism, Newsquest Oxford. Our roads are falling apart, we've got monstrous planning applications in around the county, a new railway will demolish a village or two, our politicians and councillors are either on the fiddle or ignoring the electorate, we have a city council that thinks its in Stalingrad, and a county council that probably doesnt even know where Oxford is. All our local news can do is point out semi-amusing place names. How about doing some proper journalism and asking those "tough questions" of our elected leaders? Maybe that's too much work, though. EMBOX2
  • Score: 1

12:44pm Mon 3 Mar 14

bicesterlady says...

Think it's called harmless fun.
Think it's called harmless fun. bicesterlady
  • Score: 4

1:40pm Mon 3 Mar 14

King Joke says...

Please name the two villages that HS2 will demolish.
Please name the two villages that HS2 will demolish. King Joke
  • Score: -3

2:24pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Sigh. Thanks for this bit of quality journalism, Newsquest Oxford.

Our roads are falling apart, we've got monstrous planning applications in around the county, a new railway will demolish a village or two, our politicians and councillors are either on the fiddle or ignoring the electorate, we have a city council that thinks its in Stalingrad, and a county council that probably doesnt even know where Oxford is.

All our local news can do is point out semi-amusing place names.

How about doing some proper journalism and asking those "tough questions" of our elected leaders? Maybe that's too much work, though.
News isn't just about misery...

As with Mr Joke, I'm not aware of any new railway that will "demolish" a single village let alone two. Although, depending on military land sales in the Bicester area, it wouldn't surprise me if a new village were to "demolish" a railway.

As to "monstrous" planning applications - it's best not to demonise the families who will buy the homes there.
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Sigh. Thanks for this bit of quality journalism, Newsquest Oxford. Our roads are falling apart, we've got monstrous planning applications in around the county, a new railway will demolish a village or two, our politicians and councillors are either on the fiddle or ignoring the electorate, we have a city council that thinks its in Stalingrad, and a county council that probably doesnt even know where Oxford is. All our local news can do is point out semi-amusing place names. How about doing some proper journalism and asking those "tough questions" of our elected leaders? Maybe that's too much work, though.[/p][/quote]News isn't just about misery... As with Mr Joke, I'm not aware of any new railway that will "demolish" a single village let alone two. Although, depending on military land sales in the Bicester area, it wouldn't surprise me if a new village were to "demolish" a railway. As to "monstrous" planning applications - it's best not to demonise the families who will buy the homes there. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -1

3:42pm Mon 3 Mar 14

fishstew says...

they missed out "Ryder Close" :-)
they missed out "Ryder Close" :-) fishstew
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Quentin Walker says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Sigh. Thanks for this bit of quality journalism, Newsquest Oxford.

Our roads are falling apart, we've got monstrous planning applications in around the county, a new railway will demolish a village or two, our politicians and councillors are either on the fiddle or ignoring the electorate, we have a city council that thinks its in Stalingrad, and a county council that probably doesnt even know where Oxford is.

All our local news can do is point out semi-amusing place names.

How about doing some proper journalism and asking those "tough questions" of our elected leaders? Maybe that's too much work, though.
It would be a boring, sad world without light relief.
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Sigh. Thanks for this bit of quality journalism, Newsquest Oxford. Our roads are falling apart, we've got monstrous planning applications in around the county, a new railway will demolish a village or two, our politicians and councillors are either on the fiddle or ignoring the electorate, we have a city council that thinks its in Stalingrad, and a county council that probably doesnt even know where Oxford is. All our local news can do is point out semi-amusing place names. How about doing some proper journalism and asking those "tough questions" of our elected leaders? Maybe that's too much work, though.[/p][/quote]It would be a boring, sad world without light relief. Quentin Walker
  • Score: 2

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