A combination of illness and the severe weather means a rather depleted Headington Headlines this week. I offer you just these two snippets of local information.
Remember the Bullingdon community centre in Peat Moors which was closed in July last year because of structural failings? It left local groups without anywhere to meet; then temporary props were put in and it reopened. A planning application (ref 17/03426/CT3) is going to East Area Planning Committee on Wednesday this week for the partial demolition of the existing building and the erection of part single- and part double-height front and side extension. The Council says the new building will provide better facilities. There were no public comments on the planning application either for or against.
Lost bike alert.
If you’ve lost a red bike, there was one in the Bayswater Brook this morning, not too far from the Bayswater Road pic.twitter.com/HhlI9aMb6x
Headington’s latest public artwork is a new piece by Saad Qureshi. His sculpture “Assembly” is in the courtyard of Oxford Brookes’ new Clerici Building, accessed from Gipsy Lane. Qureshi is an alumnus of the university.
Your weekly round-up of local news for 12 – 18 February.
Here’s @RuthWilk‘s damning account of how private companies run rings round the City and County enforcement procedures, in this case in Latimer Road.
A woman from Headington is one of a pair who plan to canoe from England to the Black Sea to raise money for charity.
The Friends of St Nicholas Primary School in Marston are raising money to pay for the children of the school to repaint the mural in the underpass at the Old Marston end of Marston Ferry Road. Donations welcome!
The car park behind Waitrose has been resurfaced.
Agents acting for Christ Church College have submitted a ‘Scoping Application’ for a potential Barton Park-sized development on College-owned land northwest of Barton Park. There will be many hurdles to get over if this development ever gets agreed, not least that the land is Green Belt and isn’t allocated for development in South Oxfordshire DC’s new local plan. The application (ref P18/S0399/SCO) is on the SODC website.
Intermittent Access to Headington work goes on while the County sorts out the money for the Headley Way phase of the full scheme. The small roundabout at the main enrance to the JR has been removed and replaced with a temporary roundabout pending conversion of the junction to traffic light control when the scheme goes ahead.