i see u have in yr avatar the actress dawn french playing the 'vicar of dibley'.
did u watch the series?
it was on several years ago just before i got bored of the tv and got rid it permanently.
i thought it was funny but not based on real english village life.
that was, until i lived in a real english village (several years ago) and went to the real english anglican village church and attended the real english village anglican church parish council meeting.
it was just like in the tv show, about 7 people present, and only one standing for re-election as care-taker of the church, and even then one of the other members abstained from voting him in!
i could barely restrain myself from saying to this person 'you do realise you are just being difficult, why don't you support him? no-one else is offering to do the job, so you could just be nice and cheer him on!'
but i wasn't a council member, and was only allowed to stay in the meeting (following the general meeting of all members) on the basis that i wouldn't speak, so i had to shut up.
(if u knew me, u would also allow me in on a non-speaking basis only!)
people in towns are much friendlier.
maybe it's the greater proportion of teenagers that helps!