THE residents of Bix must have been surprised when they received the parish newsletter by email on Tuesday.
It claimed that a local mystic called Colin Canute would be sitting in the Assendon Stream, attempting to reverse the flow of the water.
A statement from Oxfordshire County Council said: “Parishioners should note that as Colin receives payment for his services via karma credits into his spiritual bank account from a higher being, there will be no direct cost to taxpayers.”
Colin was quoted as saying: “I am planning to have a few beers in the Rainbow Inn before starting as I find this helps me become as one with the water.”
Yes, it was an April Fool’s joke by newsletter author Chris Chantry.