Headington Headlines #194

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

The Skipton Building Society opened on Monday morning in the shop that used to be Ripples. They had a sherry-and-mince-pies open day on Friday.

The Headington Live Advent Calendar continued with performances around the main central area.

Professional camera equipment and a handbag were stolen in a burglary in John Snow Place on Sunday last week (14 December).

The traffic-calming planters in Lime Walk have been tinsel bombed.

Housebuilders Hill have been chosen to build the first tranche of new housing in Barton Park. More on this and the company in this article.

This original tweet and picture, and the reply, made me laugh.

Early indicators not positive for the launch of #Headington's considerate parking initiative. #OX3 pic.twitter.com/yu81WIQRMu

— Jonathan Ives (@jonny_ives) December 18, 2014

@jonny_ives @TonyOX3 Yup, closer to the wall would have left room for another car 😉

— Joan Stonham (@eynsham1) December 18, 2014

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Dunstan Rd Speed Humps
  • Skipton Building Society
  • 29 Old High Street (again)
  • Truth at last
  • Rats Runs etc
  • Barton Park development
  • “Little Oxford”
  • More rat-runs
  • no lights

And finally – a very Merry Christmas to all readers of this blog! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, have a good time anyway, whatever you’re doing.

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.