Headington Headlines #17

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 13 – 19 June.

The Londis saga continues. It now seems that it may be a Tesco Express, not a KFC. More information on the H&M e-democracy forum.

@headingtonnews reported a small fire in Headington Co-op on Saturday morning, and that the Quarry morris men were mentioned in the Guardian on Thursday.

A man was sentenced to two years in prison for a string of sexual offences against children in Headington in the 1980s.

The City Council has properties in Headington for sale, including the old dairy in Headington Hill Park.

Cuckoo Lane footpath between Osler Road and Old High Street is open again.

Retired pharmacist Ian Simpson from Old Marston was awarded an MBE for services to the College of Pharmacy Practice and the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists.

The City Council plans to bring in regulations restricting to four the number of dogs which can be taken for a walk at one time. Not surprisingly two dog-walking businesses in Headington, Pinny & Paws and Walkies, are upset. I’m surprised the Council feels it’s good use of its time to develop policies like this as presumably there’s already legislation in place which would let them deal with any actual problems that arise.

Water getting into phone cables left many homes and businesses in Wood Farm without BT phone services. The trouble started on Thursday and services were still not fully restored over the weekend.

The Headington & Marston e-democracy forum has been busy this week. The active topics were:

  • Headington on local radio this morning.
  • CPZ (or similar) along Sandfield Rd
  • Headington property offered for sale by city council
  • Restaurant application for former Tote betting shop in Marston Road
  • Tesco appeal on The Friar Site
  • Clover’s to close
  • Londis corner shop in receivership

I try to 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.