Headington Headlines #165

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 26 May – 1 June.

It was Headington Festival @HeadingtonFest yesterday and Saturday. The weather was fine, the events were well-attended, and everyone had a good time!

Osler Road is closed from today (Monday 2 June) for 3 weeks (not 6 as the road closure signs say) for resurfacing. Buses will divert via Headley Way. Full information here on the LibDem Councillors’ website.

@NeilHoldstock announced on the e-democracy forum that he plans to open a small business centre in the shop on the London Road that used to be the Family Mediation Centre (near the Coventry Building Society). It’s an excellent idea, and I hope it succeeds.

The former Ormerod School on Waynflete Road, Barton is being converted into an academy school for 11 – 19 year-olds with autism and associated learning difficulties. The school will be run by MacIntyre Academies @meetmacintyre and is due to open for the Autumn term. They are currently advertising for Teaching Assistants. (I note the location is given as Headington, not Barton.)

Headington’s very own Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame gained her degree in English Literature from Brown University, an Ivy League university in Rhode Island. She spent the 2011-12 academic year studying at Worcester College here in Oxford as part of her course.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Headington Festival 2014
  • Bury Knowle Park playpark
  • Road closures in Headington, May/June 2014
  • What is happening at 125 London Road
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.