Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 4 – 10 May.
For the full results of the election in both Oxford constituencies, see here.
Parking problems at the JR made the local news programmes this week, with calls for extending the amount of parking being countered by arguments that increased parking spaces only means more congestion on the roads. One proposal is for a dedicated hospital park-and-ride off Marsh Lane, which incidentally happens to be green belt land.
There’s a presentation this evening (Monday 11 May) about the first phase of the @BartonPark_ development. It’s from 6 – 7pm in the Long Room at the Town Hall, and it’s open to the public. I blogged about some of the issues I think need to be sorted out before the development gets underway.
Oxybox in Marston went out of business.
I guess Oxybox have gone bust then. pic.twitter.com/gbms2mfBTR
— Stuart Bryant (@amigastu) May 6, 2015
The launderette in Girdlestone Road made it into a Polling Day twitter theme of unusual polling stations, triggering a wave of jokes on the lines of ‘washing dirty laundry in public’, ‘all come out in the wash’, ‘the spin room’, [add your own joke here].
— Alamy News (@AlamyNews) May 7, 2015
My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:
— Headington Heritage (@headingheritage) May 10, 2015
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Are trams the big bang solution Oxford needs?
- Barton Park development
- Possible new Park & Ride at Marston for the John Radcliffe Hospital
- Marston Park and Ride
- Appreciating your offer.
- Petitioning Oxfordshire County Council for Quarry Hollow Traffic Calming and pedestrian safety