Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 29 April – 5 May.
There was an election on Thursday – two if you live in Churchill Ward. Turnout ranged from 35% in Headington & Quarry county division to 18.5% in the Churchill ward by-election. Labour were clear and unsurprising winners in all the OX3 areas apart from Headington & Quarry where two existing councillors, one Labour, one LibDem, were competing in a division with new boundaries covering part of each of their existing territory. Roz Smith (LibDem) @RosalindRogers narrowly beat Dee Sinclair @Delia_Sinclair by 31 votes, a majority of 1%. All the results for Oxford are on on my blog or more legibly on this pdf.
About half the new spaces being created at Thornhill P&R opened on Monday – that’s about 250. The remainder are due to be ready by July.
At the Headington roundabout the ‘safe’ cycle route from Thornhill proved impassable for disabled fundraiser @Claire80Lomas as she arrived in Oxford on her hand-bike on a 400 mile cycle challenge. Claire was the person who completed the London marathon in 17 days last year wearing a robotic suit. Her domestique @charliecoffee wasn’t impressed with the “cycling city”‘s response either.
— Charlie Massey (@charliecoffee) May 4, 2013
A project to bring Latin and classical studies to a wider section of the community is to open in Cheney School later this year.
A big list of active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Thornhill Park and Ride Expansion Plans.
- CoNDem nasty hypocrisy
- Bury Knowle Park big swing on a pole thing
- Free family bus ticket on Arriva (can be used on 280 service in Headington)
- Local elections, May 2013
- Shop at end of Kennett Road
- A Neighbourhood Plan for Headington
- Oxford’s Polish School celebrates 10 years of Achievement!
- Oxford’s 1st Polish Business Fair
- North-East Area Forum
- Redevelopment of Northway