Headington Headlines #19

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 27 June – 3 July.

BT may have introduced their Infinity fibre optic system in Headington exchange this week. Or they may not.

@OxfordCity used an interim management order for the first time in Oxfordshire to take control of an HMO (house in multiple occupancy). The house in Salford Road, Marston is an unlicensed HMO that contains six people. The landlord is not considered a fit and proper person to hold a licence after being prosecuted twice before for offences at HMOs in Craufurd Road and Marston Road.

Two men appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday charged with rape and other offences after an alleged assault in Barton.

@TheOxfordMail reported that the Sikh community evicted from Marston may have found a new site near Kidlington for a temple.

Joe Callaghan laid a foundation stone for a new library named after his grandfather, former Prime Minister James Callaghan, at Ruskin College. The Callaghan Library is part of a £5m refurbishment project.

The Cowley Road Carnival in South Park was on Sunday and seems to have been a success. @headingtonnews and @OxfordCityGuide posted these pictures. http://twitpic.com/5kos27 http://fb.me/UR8CPSOI

Re-tweets about a stolen husky dog filled my timeline on Sunday – here’s what to look out for.

Someone’s started using the twitter name @headington. He’s nothing to do with us – he’s from Hornsby. Not even Hornsby in Cumbria, but a suburb NW of Sydney, Australia. Seven tweets so far and all pushing a ‘Make money working from home’ scheme. So not very interesting then.

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

  • The Cavalier pub
  • Area Forum
  • Old Headington Conservation Area Appraisal Consultation
  • residential parking in the Radcliffe Hospital area
  • Noise complaints

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.

One thought on “Headington Headlines #19

  1. Sounds like @headington has had his/her account hacked – the "earn from home" tweets are the latest. If he/she has long given up on Twitter then they'll never realise!

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