Headington Headlines #111

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 6 – 12 May.

In Sir Alex Ferguson’s first match in charge, Manchester United lost 0-2 away to Oxford United at the Manor Ground in Headington on 8 November 1986.

A man from Weyland Road who waved a large kitchen knife in a street fight was given a six-month suspended sentence.

Consideration of the Haboakus developments in Northway and Cowley by the East Area Planning Committee today (13 May) has been deferred until 5 June “because of the large volume of third party responses that were received after the Committee report was published”. Thames Water have asked for the drainage system to be assessed before work starts.

A draft constitution for the @HeadingtonPlan Neighbourhood Forum is available for comment on the Plan website.

A school for children with autism and learning disabilities will open next year on the site of the former Ormerod School in Waynflete Road, Barton. It will be run by the MacIntyre charity in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and will take 20 pupils. A full refurbishment is planned with a new 12-bed residential building set to open in September next year.

The C S Lewis Jubilee Festival in September @CSLewisJubilee is on twitter. Tickets for festival events are already on sale.

@Jacobsandfield are taking over the Red Lion in Wolvercote, planning to re-open in July as @JacobsInn.

@OxFurniture‘s mobile phone was stolen on London Road by two girls on Saturday.

Sources in Risinghurst tell me that @QGCafé whose opening I noted in March this year is no more. The twitter account is closed which seems to confirm it.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Bury Knowle Park big swing on a pole thing
  • Oxford’s 1st Polish Business Fair
  • Area Comittees and Public Engagement
  • Local historians what do you know about the history of Sandhills?
  • Redevelopment of Northway
  • Lack of traffic in Headington this morning
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.