A PRETENTIOUS part of a regular town has decided to rebrand itself as a village.
Within the urban sprawl of a major British city, a small area has started emulating the likes of other upmarket districts for fancy dickheads such as Hampstead, Highgate, Clifton and Didsbury.
Martin Bishop 31, said: “I love village life. You get the experience of a small, tight-knit community, but there’s a handy big Tesco a few streets over where the ordinary plebs live.
“We have a Facebook group to discuss village issues, and a summer fayre with quirky traditional games, like a consommé taste test and decorative gilet competition.
“We also have a post office. Well, it’s on the site of the old post office. It doesn’t offer mailing services because it’s a vegan deli, but they do deliver.
“In rebranding the area as a village the intention wasn’t to artificially boost desirability to inflate property prices, but that appears to have happened as a consequence. Oh well, mustn’t grumble.”
Roy Hobbs, who lives in the neighbouring town, said: “They should build a wall around it, like The Hunger Games. Then we’d see how community minded they are.”