GAZETTE COMMENT: Dursley not in top 1,000 crap towns
3:01pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
RESIDENTS in Dursley should not be down-hearted because of the town’s inclusion in the Crap Towns Returns book.
Joining Dursley is places like Brighton, York and Chipping Norton whose inclusions are equally debatable.
London even came first, which may have some places that are not very nice, but is it really the worst place to live in the UK?
You can fill more than a page in a newspaper of reasons why Dursley is not crap but one important point to consider is whether there is in fact any other town in the country that can claim it has had a brand new library, swimming pool, hospital, secondary school, fire station and extensive housing development in the last 10 years?
Putting the £200million worth of infrastructure aside, Dursley sits on the edge of the protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is the home of the famous Old Spot Inn, which is in the running to be crowned the best pub in Britain again.
In sport, Dursley Rugby Club has enjoyed some of its best years recently with players Ben Morgan and Charlie Sharples earning England caps.
Many will say that we should disregard this ill-thought out book, and rightly so.
But it does not mean that we should not stick up for our town, where people quite often live their whole lives in contentment.
One reply on the Crap Towns website in response to “Laz’s” nomination said that Dursley shouldn’t be in the top 1,000 crap towns list. We could not agree more.
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