Headington Headlines #140

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 2 – 8 December.

Friday nights are Girls’ Nights Out in Barton, for young women aged 14 – 17. But only from 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Headington cyclist Simon Hunt has taken over from James Styring as Chairman of campaigning group Cyclox @cycloxoxford.

@OxFurniture shut down their not-so-old shop on Saturday evening, and re-open this morning (Monday) in what was Brambles. It must have been a busy Sunday!

Blackburn Close is looking much better now.

A free cash machine has recently been installed outside the Post Office in Risinghurst.

National tree week was marked in Bernwood Road, Barton the weekend before last by the planting of about 40 saplings in Bonny Banks Park.

Kennett House was sold at auction for £2.5m (+VAT). Original story in HH 138.

Barton got into the Christmas spirit with the Barton Christmas Wonderland yesterday (Sunday 8 Dec). A pantomine, face-painting, raffle and tombola were among the attractions.

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

  • Noise in Quarry
  • Chain stores in Headington
  • London Road proposed cycle lane consultation
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.