Headington Headlines #18

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 20 – 26 June.

Tesco denied any interest in the ex-Londis corner site but rumours persist.

A Nigerian national from Wood Farm Road was found guilty of attempting to organise sham marriages. He was also found guilty of assisting unlawful immigration and money laundering offences and will be sentenced in July.

A car and a cyclist collided near the Headington Roundabout on Monday.

A Summer Festival of Music organised by Oxfordshire County Council’s Music Service took place on Saturday at Bayards Hill School, Waynflete Road, Headington.

The Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project held a summer mela at Sandhills Primary School on Saturday. Lord Mayor Elise Benjamin attended.

Cllr @RuthWilk reported that the children’s nursey in Osler Road is to get safety barriers installed on the pavement outside.

@TheOxfordMail picked up the story of Barton Post Office. Just because you’re a Councillor doesn’t mean you get any better attention from the PO than ordinary people.

Property developers I & O Ltd have put in a new planning application for the Cavalier pub site, proposing to build 58 student rooms and a warden’s room on three floors. Their previous application was for a shop and 36 rooms. Discussion on the e-dem forum (see below).

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week (about satnav problems):

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

  • Londis corner shop in receivership
  • Tagging
  • Joint Bus Ticketing Starts 24 July
  • The Cavalier pub

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.