Headington Headlines #190

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 17 – 23 November.

The first feedback from @HeadingtonPlan Headington Neighbourhood Plan’s consultation on local issues was reported in @TheOxfordMail. Transport problems were top of the list, but restrictions on what the Plan can cover are likely to limit any effective pressures for reducing congestion.

Some residents in and around Quarry suffered low water pressure on Sunday last week and again the next day. Thames Water confirmed there was a problem and assigned engineers to trace and fix it. Things were back to normal later on Monday.

Morrisons closed yesterday, just short of 13 months after it opened. The company says all the staff will be relocated to other stores in the area.

A car driving in a bus lane was seized by police in Headington on Thursday. The driver was uninsured.

The last vestige of Headington’s windmill disappeared with Windmill House being renamed Matthew Wigglesworth House. As always, headington.org.uk has the complete history of the windmill dating back to the 13th century.

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

  • no lights
  • Bags of rubbish
  • Jack Russell Pub
  • Pub on Barton Park?
  • Old Road/Park Hospital Campus: Third consultation, Dec 2014
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.

One thought on “Headington Headlines #190

  1. We should be getting the consultation response report out next week.

    It is worth noting that the single issue that got the highest average response was "Conserve Green Spaces, and increase biodiversity and public access". With 405 responses, its mean score (out of 5) was 4.47 – people consistemtly rating it top or second top importance.

    The three transport issues together are the highest importance rating of the policy areas – we have been looking at correlations between the issues, as some issues are more closely grouped and others less so.

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