Headington Headlines #130

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 16 – 22 September.

A VW campervan parked at the Shotover car park was broken into on Sunday last week (15 Sept). A handbag, purse and iPhone were stolen.

The concession by which hospital workers have been able to park free at Thornhill and Water Eaton P&Rs is ending. They will have to pay £2 a day (up to 11 hours) or £4 for a longer stay. The changes were agreed by Oxfordshire County Council who operate these two sites and will start in mid-November.

The new bus services connecting the Headington hospitals and campuses with Thornhill and Water Eaton P&Rs and Kidlington start today (Monday 23 Sept). Oxfordshire CC announcement | Blog article.

A car parked on a driveway in The Ridings was broken into early last Sunday morning (15 Sept). An iPod and golf clubs were stolen. Later that morning a thief smashed the window of a car in Old Road and took a handbag, sunglasses, and a mobile phone.

A lorry hit some scaffolding in Bateman Street on Thursday. The scaffolding collapsed and blocked the road.

The C S Lewis festival @CSLewisJubilee commemorating the 50th anniversary of the writer’s death took place over the weekend. Here’s a sample.

A man from Barton has appeared in court charged with two burglaries in Headington (Windmill Road and Girdlestone Road) earlier this month. He was remanded in custody until 1 Novemeber.

From today (Monday) Headington Co-op is offering a 10% discount to NUS members.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Proposed Changes to Green Road Roundabout
  • Thornhill Park and Ride Expansion Plans
  • Some Concerns about Headington
  • Quarry Gate pub
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.