Headington Headlines #14

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 23 – 29 May.

News broke that seven Oxfordshire libraries planned for closure, including Headington, will now stay open.

A new teaching block was opened at St Nicholas Primary School in Raymund Road, Marston to help cater for growing pupil numbers. The school is set to expand from 410 to 460 pupils in the next few years.

Michele Obama’s motorcade was reported passing through Headington on Wednesday. Of course it might have been an elaborate decoy with the First Lady actually getting out at Thornhill, changing onto a 400 bus, getting off in St Aldates and slipping into Christ Church without anyone noticing.

The monthly Headington farmers’ market happened on Friday.

Headington School had their ‘Muck Up day’ when the sixth form leavers create mayhem around the school. There is a 2-part video of this year’s antics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKFCjXXtuYE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9RdK6gVAGg (no sound on the 2nd clip when I wrote this).

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

  • Cars for Sale at bottom of Headley Way
  • Rosemarys Restaurant
  • Bricklayers Arms, Marston
  • Library

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.