Headington Headlines #162

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 5 – 11 May.

My blog has a tab for Elections 2014 in OX3. I published a list of the biographies and personal statements of most of the canididates standing for election in the six OX3 wards of Oxford City.

The John Henry Brookes building won the Building of the Year award in RIBA’s South region.

Headington Library will close for refurbishment from Monday 23 June to Thursday 3 July. The layout will include a new children’s library and a passenger lift.

Osler Road is going to be completely resurfaced! The work is scheduled to start on 2 June and last for three weeks. Residents and other users will have to find alternative parking arrangements. Although the letter to residents doesn’t say so, buses will have to be diverted via Headley Way.

Headington Quarry Village Hall held a fund-raising craft fair on Saturday.

The Parish Council election in Old Marston has been postponed due to the death of Parish Councillor Roy Jones.

The Duchess of Cornwall was in Headington on Friday to open the second phase of the University of Oxford’s Botnar Research Centre at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. The Duchess is patron of the NOC Charity.

A thread on the e-democracy forum reports that it is now officially confirmed that people can travel into and out of the City on the X90, Oxford Tube and airport buses.

Also on the forum, pictures of the new outdoor chess table in Bury Knowle Park. Discussion thread.

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

  • I don’t understand Julia Gasper’s point
  • Cooking smells from Jacob and Field in Osler Road
  • What is the purpose of this forum?
  • Bury Knowle park in days gone by
  • Craft event – raising funds for our village hall
  • Old Marston Parish Council elections postponed
  • Outdoor chess table in Bury Knowle park
  • Using Oxford Tube and X90 coaches to travel within Oxford
  • Bury Knowle Park playpark
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.