Headington Headlines #186

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 20 – 26 October.

The Area Forums organised by Oxford City Council have been problematic for some time. The North East one last Wednesday was supported by 9 Councillors from across the area, 7 officers from the City Council, and one resident. The meeting had not been widely publicised beforehand.

A motorcyclist who was taken to hospital after a collision involving a black Vauxhall Zafira on Marsh Lane near the slip road for the A40 at approximately 11.55am on Friday 26 September has died from his injuries. Police are appealing for any information and witnesses.

Nascent cycling club @QuarryVelo, which appears to be based at @TheMasonsArmsHQ, held their inaugural ride on Wednesday.

Having been closed last week, it seems the Pullen’s Lane gate is going to be closed once a quarter “because of increased traffic” (via @headingtonnews). Readers will remember that a private road needs to be closed at least once a year to prevent claims that it has become a public right of way.

A further addition to Oxford University’s Old Road Campus, or the Churchill Hospital site, was announced during the week. A prestigious new medical facilty, the Precision Cancer Medicine Institute, is planned for a 2017 or 2018 opening. It will study drug, surgery and radiation therapy and will be aided by Churchill patients with hard-to-treat early stage diseases like lung and esophageal cancer.

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

  • Transport and the social divide
  • Northway Town Green application and Barton Park
  • Northway Town Green
  • Proposed student accommodation in Latimer Road/London Road
  • Marston Park and Ride
  • Risinghurst Fireworks
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.