Headington Headlines #231

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 7 – 13 September.

Oxford City Planning Officers have used delegated powers to allow Jacobs & Field a change of use to an eat-in restaurant (A3). It has been mixed retail/restaurant (A1/A3), with the restaurant element allowed to the current owners on a personal basis, as it otherwise contravened the local plan requiring a certain proportion of retail premises in the shopping area.

Dance Inspires (above the old Trade Exchange shop) is offering free introductory pole dancing lessons during September.

The White Hart @TheWhiteHartH annnounced they’ll be doing a hog roast for every England rugby World Cup game.

The sorry tale of the unfinished new classrooms @WindmillOxford goes on as it turns out that the building won’t be useable until 19 September at the earliest. A County Council spokesperson’s implication that the delay was somehow the school staff’s fault has caused even more anger among staff and parents.

The Farmers’ Market opening times have changed – it’s still every Saturday but from now on it will be from 10:00 to 14:30.

Every now and again I like to bring you news from one of the other Headingtons – this time from the other OU too, Oklahoma University.

Only one active topic on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • Offering FREE pole dance classes in September to show you how you an keep fit on the vertiical bar!
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.