Headington Headlines #219

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 15 – 21 June.

Works on the eastern by-pass mean a 30mph speed limit between Cowley and Headington for the next six months while Thames Water replaces the water main that caused severe flooding in Normandy Crescent. Cycle lanes will also be closed at various times.

Risinghurst residents have submitted a formal applicarion to have The Ampleforth Arms registered as an Asset of Community Value.

Choirs from Bayards Hill, St Andrew’s, Wood Farm and Windmill primary schools took part in the Oxfordshire Festival of Voices in Dorchester Abbey on Tuesday.

A person riding a bicycle suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision with a car on Thursday morning. It happened at the Old Road/Gipsy Lane junction: police are appealing for any witnesses.

Work on the new classrooms at @WindmillOxford continues, but people are starting to wonder if they will be ready for the start of the newx term.

Progress at @WindmillOxford – but hard to imagine there'll be a fitted out 2 storey classroom block here in 10 wks pic.twitter.com/tmZ1XZtgDe

— Mike Ratcliffe (@mike_rat) June 19, 2015

The @OXONBIKE hire scheme opened two new stations this week in association with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, one at the Warneford and one at Littlemore. The Oxford Mail carried a report.

Saturday’s rather miserable weather brightened for yesterday’s (Sunday) Old Headington Open Gardens day.

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

  • St Leonards Road
  • Electronic issues in St Leonard’s Road Car Park
  • Live in Oxford? Fill in our survey on online services (takes 10 minutes)
  • Noise in Quarry
  • Mouse & Trousers Band – Saturday 20th June
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.