Headington Headlines #206

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 16 – 22 March.

A collision involving a car and a motorbike closed the London Road near the Lime Walk junction for a time on Monday afternoon. On Thursday a bus and a car collided outside the Churchill Hospital and a man was taken to hospital for treatment.

The Barton Road / London Road junction is closed until Tuesday 31 March. There’s no access in or out at that end.

Headington Festival’s @HeadingtonFest new website went live with details of this year’s fun and frolics. Saturday and Sunday 30 and 31 May – put the dates in your diary!

@RyeStAntony School launched their new website.

Planning permission has been given for the change of use of Kennett House offices (above Iceland) to residential. This was given under the new permitted development rules introduced by the coalition government.

Friends of Quarry are publicly looking for partners who can help them bid to buy the Stansfeld Outdoor Centre, which they registered as an Asset of Community Value. The back story is in these HH articles, and my brief “what happens next” is here.

A muntjac deer got jammed upside down between two walls in Stephen Road on Monday and had to be released by the Fire & Rescue Service and the RSPCA. It was relatively unharmed and was released in “nearby woods”.

Olympic rowing gold medallist Dr Katherine Grainger CBE was inaugurated as the new Chancellor of @Oxford_Brookes University on Friday. The ceremony was followed by the formal ‘opening’ of the John Henry Brookes Building.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • City Council looks to residents for Barton Park street name ideas
  • drains
  • Solar panels in Bury Knowle Park
  • School Places
  • St. George’s day in Headington
  • Could installing a cable car commuter system be the answer to Oxford’s congestion?
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.