Headington Headlines #148

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 27 January – 2 February.

A man from Alden Crescent, Barton appeared in court last Friday (24 Jan) charged with rape. The alleged incident happened near Hythe Bridge Street on 19 January. The man was remanded in custody until 7 April.

@FrogOrange now have a year-round firework licence in their Headington and Jericho shops.

Followers of the 29 Old High Street saga will be excited to know that there will be a Public Enquiry at the Town Hall on 11 February. It’s to determine whether a planning consent from 1974 is still valid. Here’s confirmation from the Planning Inspectorate and here’s headington.org.uk’s history of the site.

Local GP and ex-councillor @joemcmanners has been appointed clinical chair of the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, a key role in the new structure of the NHS.

Police released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident on 16 January (see HH 146) when a car reversed into a PCSO in Wharton Road.

The Oxfordshire Family Mediation centre (125 London Road – Headington shops) moves today to a new location at 33 Iffley Road.

In a case going back to 2011 (see HH 35) the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service announced that Dr Yenugula Srinivas has been found guilty of misconduct following a Manchester hearing in November and December. He was expected to be told after this week’s ruling whether he would be would be struck off, but a separate hearing is now to be held in March to consider his case. Dr Srinivas was originally accused of sexually motivated conduct towards female patients while acting as a locum at several surgeries in Oxford, including Bury Knowle, but was acquitted at his trial in 2011.

A man from Territorial Way, off Horspath Driftway, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court to possessing around £87,000 of drugs and a range of banned weapons – a single-shot handgun, a stun gun disguised as a mobile phone and an incapacitator spray – found when police raided his flat. The trial was adjourned for reports and sentencing will be in March.

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

  • Headington Quarry School 150th Anniversary
  • Quarry Gate pub
  • What did you see last week at the theatre or cinema?
  • Headington Focus Group should include Headington Community
  • John Lewis Pick-Ups from Waitrose Headington
  • Handyman recommendation
  • Tesco: the rumours are true
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.

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  1. A local event for the Headington community:

    Thames Valley Orienteering Club is organising an event at Shotover Country Park next Saturday 15 February. Everyone is welcome. There will be longer courses for runners as well as shorter courses for families and children. You can run, jog or walk at your own pace and there will be plenty of help on hand for newcomers. Just don’t forget your sense of adventure!

    You’ll receive a special orienteering map showing your chosen course which will consist of a series of checkpoints. The challenge is choosing your route between each one, using your map, as quickly as you can. At each point in the woods, you’ll find a marker flag and an electronic unit to register your progress around the course, using a small electronic timing chip.

    Come along any time between 10am and 11.30am and give it a go. For more info visit http://www.tvoc.org.uk or http://www.facebook.com/tvoclub

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