Headington Headlines #107

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 8 – 14 April.

Oxford Furniture Warehouse opened on the London Road on Monday and have joined twitter as @OxFurniture. They’ve moved from the Abingdon Road.

A man’s gold ring was lost in Lime Walk last Sunday (7 April) – appeal for information/return.

The Headington Festival 2013 website has gone live – go there to book a place for your stall. The festival’s on Sunday 2 June from 1 – 5 pm. The twitter account is @HeadingtonFest.

You can watch a 2-minute time-lapse video of the new @Oxford_Brookes building going up.

A fight broke out after a football match last Saturday week (6 April) at Barton Recreation Ground. One man suffered a broken nose. Three men were arrested and bailed.

The Londis store (run by @sundersandher) has applied for a 24hr, seven days a week alcohol licence. You can comment here.

The East Area Planning Committee meets on Tuesday this week. On the agenda are

  • Bury Knowle Depot — recommendation to support in principle but defer pending drawing up a legal agreement;
  • Land behind 73 – 81 Lime Walk — recommendation to approve subject to conditions;
  • 29 Old High Street — recommendation to approve subject to conditions;
  • Noted for a future meeting, no action at this time: Haboakus Northway development; Cotuit Hall; Barton Road cricket ground; 255 Marston Road (change from plumbers merchant to taxi hire office).

Meanwhile the non-public public art circular seat (Ref 13/00284/VAR) the @EFOxford language school wanted to put outside their main entrance but inside their boundary fence was rejected by the City Council.

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

  • Another recommendation: driving instructor?
  • A Neighbourhood Plan for Headington
  • Gold Ring lost Headington
  • Barton Road Cricket Ground
  • Competent telephone engineer
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.