Headington Headlines #16

Here slightly earlier than usual is my weekly round-up of news for the week 6 – 12 June.
Starting with commercial news, the Quarry Gate pub on Wharton Road was put on the market at an asking price of £899,000. Cartridge World on the London Road closed down (first reported by @nikkiloymusic). Local agents @scottfraseruk won Gold in the Best UK Small Agency category at The Sunday Times Letting Agency of the Year Awards, and Tesco won its appeal and will open a shop on the former Friar pub site in Marston.

The first of the drop-in sessions running as part of the consultation process for the proposed Barton West development took place on Thursday. @TheOxfordMail reported. The next session is on Monday 13 June at 4:30-7pm in the Northway Community Centre.

The Barton development was discussed on Radio Oxford on Sunday morning. Also in the programme presenter Bill Heine interviewed the Vice-Chancellor of Brookes about relations between the University and the local community.

The City Council announced that land at Hill View Farm, Old Marston, was one of four sites being considered for a new cemetery. Embarrassingly for them it was the wrong farm. The correct site is at the adjacent Almonds Farm, where the Council owns land. Discussion(s) on the e-dem forum (see below).

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

  • London-Paris Bike Ride; Training and Fundraising Update (and a Big Thank You)
  • Burial Grounds
  • New burial ground in Old Marston?
  • Tesco appeal on The Friar Site
  • The Chequers
  • Headington on local radio this morning

I try to 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.