Headington Headlines #103

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 11 – 17 March.

Councillor @joemcmanners (Lab, Churchill) resigned from his Council position on Monday. @TheOxfordMail reported “Dr McManners, a GP and former executive member for housing, has been forced to stand aside because he is due to serve on the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Board, and cannot hold both roles”. @antoniabance (Lab, Rose Hill & Iffley) also resigned. The timing allows the by-elections to be held in May at the same time as the county elections.

Thames Water has submitted formal objections to the Haboakus developments in Northway with concerns about the inability of the local drainage systems to cope with the increased capacity. Go to here and here, click Documents and scroll down to find Thames Water’s comments. The system won’t allow me to give you a direct link.

@QGcafe in Risinghurst joined twitter.

About 200 people turned up in South Park for Miranda Hart’s Red Nose Day dog show on Thursday.

The Headington Singers performed Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem for Mixed Voices at All Saints’ Church on Friday.

It snowed again on Sunday (yesterday).

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Traffic accidents on Windmill Road. Are they really happening?
  • Traffic on A40 / London Road increasing?
  • Trees vanishing from Woods on Eastern Bypass
  • Should Windmill School grow to over 600 pupils?
  • Bedroom Tax Demonstration – Saturday 16th 1pm – Bonn Square Oxford
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.