Headington Headlines #149

While the misery of flooding has been on everyone’s mind it’s been a quiet week up here on the hill in Headington. Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 3 – 9 February.

A woman suffered serious injuries at about 10.30 on Monday after falling from a third-floor window at Oxford Brookes University’s Clive Booth Hall (off John Garne Way, Marston).

As the bad weather continued, a fallen tree closed one lane of the A40 near Headington roundabout on Thursday evening.

@JacobsandField‘s new venture @JacobsChopHouse has applied for a licence to open 7 days a week from 08:00 to 22:00 (extended to 01:00 on New Year’s Eve/Day). They describe the operation, set in the old Café Noir premises, as “a restaurant with recorded music” and have applied for a licence to sell alcohol on the premises from 11:00 to 23:00 seven days a week.

After two years @LazygamerUK announced they are closing at the end of the month, but hope to be back in different premises before too long.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Quarry Gate pub
  • Tommy`s your man!!
  • Turn a front garden into a parking spot and have yellow lines put in.
  • 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.