Headington Headlines #207

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 23 – 29 March.

Andrew Smith has changed his twitter account until after the election. He is now @VoteAndrewSmith.

Churches Together in Headington have organised a hustings on 9 April, 8 – 9.30pm in Headington Baptist Church on Old High Street. You can pre-register your questions on their facebook page, where there are more details of the event. There’s a video too, encouraging everyone to turn out, get informed, and vote.

The Manor Surgery in Osler Road is one of three across the County to share in £6.4m funding to expand services. Manor’s £1.2m will pay for six new consultation rooms and two practice nurse rooms. The practice has said it would like to offer space for an out-of-hours service and community-based specialist clinics.

Councillor @RuthWilk has had confirmation from the City Council that the Bury Knowle solar panels are to stay, with some modification to their position.

Blackbird Leys based dance club @MessyJamOxford organised by Barton’s @EshaMessyjam won 147 trophies at in international dance festival in Lincolnshire.

A car fire in Barton Village Road closed the road for a time on Saturday. There were no reports of any injuries.

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

  • Could installing a cable car commuter system be the answer to Oxford’s congestion?
  • School Places
  • Pavement clutter
  • Solar Panels in Bury Knowle Park
  • Election hustings
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.