The front page of the Wokingham Times this week proclaimed that Wokingham had been crowned the best place to live in the UK – a story that even made the national news – the source of the story being Halifax Estate Agents. Having said that, two pages on in the paper was an article under the headline â€œCost, Weather and Crime cause Mass Exodus to Australiaâ€?:
The rising cost of living and bad weather has been blamed for a surge in the number of Wokingham residents moving abroad.
Needless to say, the irony of a ‘mass exodus’ to leave the apparently best place to live in the UK is not lost on some of comments on the Get Wokingham site!