Were you, like me this morning, barely able to keep down your Ready Brek this whilst listening to Radio Northampton telling of our beloved Borough Council's latest wheez? Apparently they are moving heaven and earth to find various sites around the borough to accommodate hoardes of gypsies and other travellers.
That's right, the same council who thwarted our attempts to relocate within the town are bending over backwards to make room for the horse racing in our streets, every lead roof in the town vanishing overnight, and the decimating of the hedgehog population.
KBC certainly weren't quite so welcoming to the Poppies when they nixed, and then attempted to steal the joint Asda / ground proposal. Or when they said we couldn't use Cohen's Yard because of the access. And then built the exact access we were told we couldn't have, so serve a site that several years later is still empty!
The Council are still purring about the design award they received for the central skate park A.K.A. The Market Place. And taking the credit for the double roundabout on Northampton Road, which, in all likelihood was the work of the County Council. If they weren't busy patting themselves on the back over these developments I'm sure they'd make it their main task in life to f*ck up our proposed move to Latimer Park!
To add further insult, the local councillor spouting guff this morning on the radio about how great it would be to fill the town up with pikies was none other than former Poppies Director and Safety guru Zippy Zanger! It's good to hear he can still talk drivel with the best of them.
So, if Ritchie is reading this, and it's not too late, he might want to put in a ground development proposal to the Council whilst they are in a generous mood. Just be sure to mention bare knuckle boxing, selling pegs, lucky heather, metal thieving and filling the streets with mountains of rubbish, and I'm sure we'll be onto a winner!