Headington Headlines #160

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 21 – 27 April.

The area to be covered by the Headington Neighbourhood Plan @HeadingtonPlan was approved by @OxfordCity on Wednesday. A full report and explanation of what happens next will be given at the next Forum meeting, which is at St Andrew’s school on Tuesday (tomorrow).

The candidates for next month’s elections to the City Council were announced on Thursday. The candidates for the six OX3 wards are here on the blog together with the twitter accounts of those who have one.

The Headington & Marston e-democracy forum has had a facelift.

The local press carried the story of a woman who was abandoned as a new-born baby in a cardboard box on the doorstep of a house in the Croft 34 years ago. She is making a new attempt to find her natural mother through social media.

Firefighters were called to Foresters Tower in Wood Farm on Saturday after residents reported smelling smoke, but no fire was found.

Lynn Knapp, Headteacher at Windmill Primary school @WindmillOxford, won the Strictly Oxford dance competition at the New Theatre yesterday evening. It was a charity event raising money for Vale House, a dementia care charity.

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

  • gardener
  • Post Here to be positive about Headington, Marston, Oxford, Oxfordshire and life in general.
  • Thames Water Flip Pump
  • Elections on Thursday 22 May 2014
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.