I have worked in Oxford before, going back a few years. It was ok, but it's nowhere near as good as reading.
Although still a dump in places, Reading definitely has more of a city feel to it recently than it used to have. People travel in from many places to work there and that must drive the daytime punting opportunities.
I have put myself on saafe. But nobody has replied
I would never have even considered SAAFE as a place to look for a punt, other than looking for those to avoid!
Oh we'll. hopefully something else will come up...
Is it really that dead right now? I've personally punted more this year so far than ever in a start to a year, but that's mainly because opportunities to punt outside my locality have come up more than usual and that my immediate pre-Xmas punt fell through too. My average spend per punt has also fallen, though. Partly through some shorter punts (e.g. 45 minutes) and taking advantage of places with lower rates being the norm, but also because I was finding no benefit in paying higher prices (I know - price is no indicator of quality).