Headington Headlines #153

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 3 – 9 March.

The new management team at @VictoriaArms, Euan and Lizzie, have a combined 26 years in the licencing/hospitality trade.

The body of Dr Richard Barnett who worked at the Manor surgery before his retirement was recovered from the Thames at Shillingford.

A man from Saxon Way appeared in court charged with rape. The alleged incident took place in September 2012. He pleaded ‘not guilty’ and the trial continues.

The inaugural meeting of the Friends of Headington Hill Park will take place on Weds 26 March at 6pm in the East Oxford Community Centre.

More on the @BartonPark_ development – this time a suggestion from Councillors that existing Barton and Northway council tenants ‘might’ get priority in allocation of social housing.

Last week’s Walk of Protest made national TV, albeit on the Urdu channel GeoTV.

A friar who is also a former governor of @RyeStAntony school admitted at Southwark Crown Court possessing more than 5,000 child abuse images. He will be sentenced later.

The Oxford Mail reported on the new @JacobsChopHouse.

@Stagecoach_Ox announced they will be ordering 26 new buses to replace the current @Oxford_Tube fleet.

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

  • Northway Town Green application and Barton Park
  • Osler Road junction
  • Headington Hill Park Friends inaugural meeting
  • Activities for under 5s on Fridays
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.