Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 17 – 23 March.
Birmingham City Council voted to close the Stansfeld Centre. Friends of Quarry are said to be thinking about trying to register it as an Asset of Community Value. A new twitter account @SaveStansfeld has been set up to support the campaign to find a solution and keep the Centre open, but has yet to get going.
Three buildings in OX3 have been shortlisted in the South Region of the RIBA architectural awards 2014. I blogged about them.
A fallen tree blocked the path from Quarry Road to Holy Trinity church.
The Britannia re-opened after its refurbishment.
Christopher Gray of The Oxford Mail visited @JacobsChopHouse on a busy evening. There were problems with availability, it seems, but overall he liked it.
Headington Neighbourhood Forum @HeadingtonPlan has published 2011 Census profiles of Headington on its website. There’s a wealth of detail for anyone interested in exploring the data.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the robbery at Stan James Bookmakers at The Roundway last week.
@HeadingtonNews explains on the e-democracy forum why the old Trade Exchange shop is very unlikely to become a Southern Fried Chicken.
My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:
Active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Meaden Hill
- Cherwell drive slip road
- Old Road/Park Hospital campus: Consultation on two proposed new buildings
- Trade Exchange
- Consultation on Tesco applications end on Tuesday