Headington Headlines #100

Well, I made it to the 100th edition! No special celebrations though, and here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 18 – 24 February.

Cancer charity Maggie’s Centre has raised £3m and plans to start work on a permanent building later this year.

Lime Walk residents took matters into their own hands and decorated the All Saints’ junction chicane with plant pots and windmills to emphasise the 20mph speed limit.

William Hill’s application to open a betting shop in the old Cartridge World was turned down.

A cyclist was taken to the JR with minor head injuries after a collision with a car in Warneford Lane on Wednesday.

Starting today and lasting until Friday the Eastern by-pass between Kiln Lane and the Green Road roundabout is going to be resurfaced overnight between 8pm and 5am. Speed limits and restrictions will apply.

Police raided a cannabis farm in Hawthorn Avenue on Tuesday. A man was arrested and later released on bail.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

Active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • A Neighbourhood Plan for Headington?
  • Joint Bus Ticketing Starts 24 July
  • New Lime Walk and All Saints junction “improvements”
  • Saxon Way bus gate
  • New Night Journeys on 280
  • HS2 Shoppers Bus through Quarry
  • New Menu at The Six Bells
I try to cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.