Headington Headlines #243

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 30 November – 6 December.

There’s a public meeting about the Hospital Energy Project on Wednesday 9 December (this week), at 7.00pm at All Saints’ Church House, New High Street. It’s organised by our local councillors and Headington Action, and they hope someone from the project team will be there to hear concerns and answer questions.

Public meeting notice


The Estates Department of OUH NHS Foundation Trust has started a twitter account to tell people about the Energy Project (it’s so much more than a heatpipe!). You can find them @OUH_Estates.

The long-delayed work to renovate Oxford’s tower blocks, including Northway & Wood Farm, will start in January.

Finders Keepers letting agency @FKLetting opened on London Road.

The @BartonPark_ housebuilders Hill won the Housebuilder of the Year award.

Here’s a nice little snippet of local news from @friendlyevalley

Firefighters were called to the (unstaffed) telephone exchange behind the Shell petrol station on London Road on Thursday. The fire was caused by a battery overheating. My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:  

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

  • Disruption
  • How will new Oxford to London train service affect your trips to London?
  • Is it an Intelligence Test?
  • Join us today – on #GivingTuesday!
  • Car sharing
  • Link Road Protest
  • Jack Russell Pub
  • Housing
  • Jaya’s Deli – new shop on London Road where Turkish grocery used to be