Headington Headlines #22

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 18 – 24 July.

It was a weekend of varied events in Headington. A C.S.Lewis walk, a public open afternoon at Magdalen Quarry and an organised picnic in Bury Knowle Park on Saturday, and the Oxford Family Olympic Event in South Park on Sunday. @HeadingtonNews reports on Magdalen Quarry.

And while we’re on the subject of three or four things all coming at once, the new joint-ticketing bus timetables started on Sunday. We’ll have to wait and see if it’s a success, though @Ox_Bex wasn’t happy with her experience.

Headington Ward LibDems held their first Focus Meeting on Tuesday. Reports by @RuthWilk here and me here. Ruth has published the action points from the meeting.

The City Council has told the White Hart in Old Headington that the pub’s bins must only be on the highway on collection days.

The Rosemary restaurant leafleted many streets with a menu. @AlisonHogarth ordered a takeaway and wasn’t very impressed.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Should the Dorset House planning application get planning permission?
  • Heavy Trucks using the Residential streets
  • Joint Bus Ticketing Starts 24 July
  • Events in Headington this weekend (23/24 July 2011)

I try to 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.