Headington Headlines #161

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 28 April – 4 May.

The Headington Neighbourhood Forum met to hear about the City Council approving the area to be covered in the Neighbourhood Plan, and what happens next. The recently appointed Project Manager Adam Symons was introduced to the Forum members.

Oxford University announced another round of consultations on its Old Road Campus plans – the Big Data Institute and other buildings – on 9 & 10 May.

Julia Gasper, Headington Quarry resident and a candidate for the English Democrats in the Euro elections made the national news over a post on her blog on 7 April where she asserted “There are far too many homosexuals in Parliament”.

@TheOxfordMail had an article about the Headington Neighbourhood Plan @HeadingtonPlan.

It appears Nicholas Fell does not wish to be considered a candidate for the local elections in Headington Hill & Northway Ward. I don’t know, but I think it may be too late for his name not to be on the ballot paper.

Highfield Residents’ Association has a new website.

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

  • Elections on Thursday 22 May 2014
  • Headington Parking Revisions / Public Consultation until May 14th
  • London road from Hamburger roundabout to headington
  • Single track road to Shotover
  • Consultation on detailed design proposals for Big Data Institute building, 9 & 10 May
  • London road and road safety in Headington
  • 4G mobile coverage in Headington
  • Empty shop next to Star Bucks
  • Cooking smells from Jacob and Field in Osler Road
  • I don’t understand Julia Gasper’s point
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.