Headington Headlines #2

Here is my weekly round-up of Headington, Marston and Barton news for the week 28 February to 6 March.

Police raided addresses in Ash Grove and London Road, Headington on Tuesday 1 March in a major drugs operation. Seventeen people were arrested and police seized cocaine and cannabis, cash and a CS gas canister.

Patients leapt to the defence of the food at the Nuffield Hospital with an article in the @TheOxfordMail after a Channel 4 Dispatches report.

Signs appeared warning that Cuckoo Lane will be closed between Osler Road and Old High Street for 10 weeks from 7 March.

This was the weekend of Oxclean’s Spring Clean.

Documents for the public consultation on the future of children’s congenital heart services, including the unit at the JR Hospital, were published.

@The Oxford Mail reported the diamond (60 year) wedding anniversary of Barton couple Jean and Arthur Taylor, who married in St Andrew’s Church Headington.

Boutique microbrewery The Masons Arms, Headington Quarry, won a CAMRA award for Best Beer at the Wantage Beer Festival.

Community group @ThriveBarton appeared on twitter. Their website is here.

Active topics on Headington & Marston e-democracy forum (28 Feb – 6 Mar):

  • Should the Dorset House planning application get planning permission?
  • Online Survey about Forum Rules
  • Polish shop
  • Your testimonials about this forum needed to help earthquake community recovery in New Zealand

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