Headington Headlines #169

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 23 – 29 June.

@TheOxfordMail ran an article about the designation of Stansfeld Outdoor Centre as an Asset of Community Value. The move is led by Friends of Quarry. Nothing more will happen until Birmingham City Council put the site on the market. [Read my previous article on the subject.]

The Old Marston Parish Council elections took place on Thursday. 13 candidates for 12 places, turnout 12.7%. Full results here.

It was the annual Barton Bash on Saturday, and Barton’s oldest resident Dorothy Pearce celebrated her 100th birthday the same day.

Credit to Steve Barrie, the manager of the new Tesco store opening in a few weeks’ time, for putting his head above the parapet on the e-democracy forum. He’s also on twitter, you’ll be glad to know @sbarriepilgrim. If you’re interested, recruitment for jobs in this branch open today – see Steve’s posts on the e-democracy forum for more information.

You can add Ian MacDonald (UKIP) @IanMacdonald91 to the tally of unsuccesful OX3 candidates from the May 2014 elections who are standing in the Cowley Ward by-election next month. Ian stood in Barton and Sandhills Ward.

A 57-year old woman from Peat Moors was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for cannabis smuggling.

Building work at Headington Library, including disabled access, is over-running and the official re-opening has been put back to Monday 14 July.

Just one active post on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • Introduction
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.