Headington Headlines #217

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 1 – 7 June.

As the draft @HeadingtonPlan moves into a six-week consultation period, the first of six drop-in sessions took place on Saturday. Each session focuses on one topic in the plan – Saturday’s was on Amenity & Green Spaces – but you can get information and discuss any aspect of the draft plan. The drop-in sessions are at The Hub, which is on the north side of the London Road east of the lights, from 10am to 4pm. There’s more on the Plan website.

A new hairdressers Kenny’s Hair Boutique @KennysHairBout has opened at 6 Cinnaminta Road.

Nascent cycle club @QuarryVelo is holding a ‘strategy meeting’ open to all on Tuesday this week (9 June), 8pm @MasonsArmsHQ.

Phone lines and internet were disrupted @WindmillOxford school on Tuesday when builders working on the school extension damaged a cable.

The @TheWhiteHartH is advertising for a chef to join their team. They assure me that the gravy is not threatened. They are also looking for bar staff – just take your CV in and talk to them.

Local efforts to preserve the Stansfeld Outdoor Centre as a benefit for the community took another step with a meeting on Thursday to form a Friends of Stansfeld Group.

Another meeting to try to keep a community asset was held on Friday – this time in support of the Ampleforth Arms in Risinghurst. The Ampleforth is noted for being C S Lewis’s local when he lived at The Kilns in Lewis Close.

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

  • Headington Neighbourhood Plan – Draft Pulished
  • Risinghurst Summer Fete 7th June 2015
  • Plasterer needed
  • Cafe Culture
  • Parking at the JR Hospital
  • Electronic issues in St Leonard’s Road Car Park
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.