Headington Headlines #171

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 7 – 13 July.

A County Council report has recommended that the yet-to-be-built Barton Park School should be run by Cheney Academy, as will be the case for Bayard’s Hill School in Barton from the start of the next term.

Risinghurst’s very own tattoo parlour @OxfordInk (on the Roundway) is opening a second operation in Summertown.

@Stagecoach_Ox announce a new service, the S7, starting on 28 July and connecting Carterton, Shilton Park, Minster Lovell, Witney, Eynsham and Cassington with the JR and Brookes. Scroll down this page to see a little more (no timetable yet).

Chinese take-away chain Hotcha is planning to open three outlets in Oxford – Headington, Cowely [sic] Road and Summertown. Any guesses which shop they’ll take?

Doric Properties, the developers of the controversial and generally unpopular Westway scheme in Botley, used Headington Farmers’ Market to promote their proposals on facebook. Headington Action @HeadingtonA, who organise the Headington market, quickly dissociated themselves from any connection.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • New Headington bus routes
  • 800/900 buses
  • St.Clements car park no longer available
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.