Headington Headlines #181

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 15 – 21 September.

It’s been Brookes Freshers’ Fair this week. A series of these stencilled messages appeared on the pavements along the London Road, ruffling a few feathers among local residents. A day or two later some attempt had been made to scrub them out. (Picture c/o @Mike_Rat.)

Labour held Quarry and Risinhurst Ward in the City by-election on Thursday. The new councillor is @Chewe Munkonge. Full results here.

A woman was followed into her flat in Roosevelt Drive and raped in the early hours of Saturday morning. A man has been arrested and is in police custody.

In what may signal the start of the much-delayed work on the London Road the bus shelter opposite Douglas Veale House, near the Green Road roundabout, has disappeared.

A traffic incident involving a car fire closed the same section of the London Road for a time on Friday morning.

The Headington stench returned on Friday evening and was still there on Sunday.

A new convenience store opened at 8.00 this morning in the colonnade at @Oxford_Brookes Headington campus.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Londis
  • The lack of London Road road markings are a safety risk!
  • Parking on pavement
  • City council by-election in Quarry & Risinghurst ward
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.