Headington Headlines #146

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 13 – 19 January.

Two men, one from Headington, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 14-year old boy in Bury Knowle Park last year. They will be sentenced in February.

The body of a man in his fifties was found in the grounds of the JR Hospital. Police are said to be treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious.

An on-duty PCSO was assaulted in Wharton Road on Wednesday. A man who had allegedly been acting suspiciously reversed a car into the officer who was taken to the JR with minor injuries. Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses.

Bayards Hill School has been given a notice to improve by Ofsted following an inspection in December.

Information about a new Credit Union in Barton will be available at two public meetings at St Mary’s (Barton) this week, Monday 20th and Friday 25th.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • The Cavalier pub
  • Traffic Scheme for Quarry
  • Barton Park development and recent flooding
  • McDonald’s in Headington
I 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.