Headington Headlines #223

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 13 – 19 July.

A job fair in Barton on Wednesday attracted over 300 people.

The hospital porters’ strike I mentioned last week is going ahead on Tuesday this week (21 July). They are striking against FTSE100 outsourcing company Carillion plc, which proposes to cut their pay and jobs.

Headington’s LibDem councillors have arranged three more chances for people to find out about the Access to Headington scheme being put forward by the County Council. Details here. If you still don’t know what this is about, start here.

If you couldn’t go to the exhibition last week, the artist’s impressions* of the first phase of @BartonPark_ housing have been released. Comments reported in the paper are generally favourable.
* = architects’ computer graphics images

Remember @QuarryVelo‘s Quarry-Roubaix ride a month ago? Here are some photos by @Howard_S.

There’s been a very lively discussion about the @HeadingtonPlan and in particular about long-distance buses on the e-democracy forum this week.

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

  • Headington Plan: TCS5
  • My Comments on the New Headington Plan
  • Oxford Keyworker Housing Policy
  • £12.m transport improvements for Headington: exhibitions and consultation
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.