Headington Headlines #164

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 19 – 25 May.

The City Council elections were on Thursday. Labour won a seat from the LibDems. I’ve collected the results for the six wards in OX3, and written a round-up of who gained and who lost.

The Oxford University Hospitals Biomedical Research open day took place on Monday in the JR West Wing atrium.

The CLIC Sargent shop was closed on Tuesday following a burglary.

Work started on re-laying the entrance to Headington car park.

Cheney School was in the news with a story about their expanded watersports facilities.

Plans were announced to build 24 apartments and accommodation for people with learning disabilities on the former Marywood Hostel site in Leiden Road which has been empty for 15 years. The site is owned by Oxfordshire County Council.

The Britannia pub is looking for a chef. Training will be given.

The Oxford Food Centre on the London Road (out towards the Headington roundabout) scored null points in the latest Scores on the Doors hygeine ratings.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

Only one active topic on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • Housing Policy in Headington
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.