Your weekly round-up of local news for 9 – 15 October.
A consultation on the proposal by the City and County for a city-centre zero emission zone starts today (16 October). Details here.
Oxford building firm Kingerlee has won a contract for an expansion of Sobell House Hospice (on the Churchill Hospital site).
Here are the parking controls introduced at The Manor Surgery (see HH338). Fifteen minutes free or register at Reception for the duration of your appointment. Control and enforcement is by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras and £100 fines.
There’s a chance to find out more about the Swan School, the free school that is going to be built in Marston. It will be run by The River Learning Trust on the Harlow Centre site in Raymund Road. There are three ‘community consultation events’ – the first is today (16 October) at New Marston Primary School from 6 – 8pm. The other dates are 1 November and 7 November, same time and place. The Oxford Mail has the story, and a search of Headington Headlines for “Swan School” will find you my earlier reports about the school.
With the County Council being over-ruled by the Government, buses will return to Queen Street from Sunday 22 October – two days before the new Westgate opens. Referring to this map, we can see that @Stagecoach_Ox buses 8 & 9 bound for Headington, Barton and Risinghurst will start from stop E2 in Norfolk Street behind the new development. They will get to the High Street via Queen Street, stop at stop T2 where the pavement has just been widened, and again at Queen’s Lane. Inbound they will stop at Queen’s Lane and (I assume) Carfax before Speedwell Street as now, terminating in Norfolk Street stop E2. I guess @OxfordBusCo buses will do the same. I haven’t yet seen what if any changes there may be to the U1, 400 and 280/X8 services.
Local boutique distillery @TheSpiritofToad plans to launch a crowdfunding to raise investment funds. Their own website is silent on the details so we can’t tell yet what benefits subscribers might enjoy.
There have been no posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week.