Headington Headlines #183

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 29 September – 5 October.

The Foxwell Drive town green public enquiry started last Monday and is scheduled to last another two weeks.

The much talked about and much delayed London Road roadworks are due to start on 13 October – details here. County Councillor David Nimmo Smith @DNimmoSmit1 said: “Delays are to be expected throughout the time when the road works are underway and everyone is being asked to review their daily journey route, mode of transport and time of travel and where possible consider alternatives.”

A teenager was arrested after a man was assaulted near the community centre in Underhill Circus, Barton on Monday.

The Headington Neighbourhood Forum held its first annual meeting on Wednesday. The Neighbourhood Plan process now moves into a consutation phase. Leaflets are being distributed throughout the area and you can also take part in the consutation online.

Oxfordshire County Council released traffic order documents relating to the @BartonPark_ development and the A40. They cover speed limits, access at the new A40 junction etc. (with an acknowledgement that the access proposals depend on the outcome of the Foxwell Drive Town Green inquiry). I’ve combined seven documents into one which makes them even more confusing than they were. Some of them cover locations well away from Barton Park as well as those which will concern Headington and Barton readers.

@see_emilyplay reported several cars were vandalised in Bateman Street overnight on Friday/Saturday.

The Manor Surgery in Osler Road challenged David Cameron over his conference promise for GP surgeries to open 7 days a week. The surgery has invited the PM to visit the surgery and see the current problems at first hand.

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

  • London Road-Lyndworth Close-Bus stop
  • Londis
  • What now for Headington?
  • London Road “Improvement” Scheme
  • Northway Town Green application and Barton Park
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.