Headington Headlines #215

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 18 – 24 May.

The @oxfordguardian reported on the @BartonPark_ developers’ presentation on Phase 1. The report includes a video.

If you missed the Barton Park presentations (the last was on Tuesday) you can see the developer’s display boards here.

Surveyors were seen on Tuesday taking measurements for a possible extension of the car park at @ManorSurgery in Osler Road. The surgery is planning a significant expansion – see HH207 and this Oxford Mail article.

@HeadingtonPlan is running a poll asking if you think the first 30 minutes of parking at the two Headington car parks should be free. Vote here.

The Ampleforth Arms in Risinghurst is on the market for £700k as an “unopposed community pub”.

A crash at the Headington roundabout on Wednesday morning caused traffic delays in all direstions and as far out as Elsfield.

@Oxford_Brookes released an update on their long-term Estates Strategy which includes moving the Faculty of Business from Wheatley to Headington.

Despite the recently-announced cuts in subsidies from Oxfordshire CC, Stagecoach has said there will be no changes to the timetables of routes 14 and 14a serving Marston/Old Marston. The company also says that with the completion of the Loondon Road roadworks, the 800 & 900 hospital services will revert to a 20 minute frequency — they’ve been every 30 minutes while the works have been happening.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

Just looked out the back and…… #RAINBOW! #fullrainbow pic.twitter.com/7R0Zsyj6lZ

— Spike♋ (@Mr_S_p_i_k_e) May 18, 2015

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

  • Revised Proposals for the Development of Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry
  • School places
  • Lye Valley
  • Botnar Trees
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.