Headington Headlines #251

Your weekly round-up of local news for 25 – 31 January.

I have no further news about the Energy Project this week. So far only one public comment appears on the Council’s website – an objection based on a claim that Vital Energi have no right to excavate in sub-soil owned by the frontagers of the properties past which the pipes will run. All my posts about the project are under the ‘Energy Project’ tab in the main menu, and there’s a page of links and contact details here.

Work has started to make a new Post Office in the Co-op. The opening date is now Monday 15 February.

Shopfitters have started work on the new Post Office in the Co-op.
Shopfitters have started work on the new Post Office in the Co-op.

The Planning Review Committee on Wednesday gave planning permission for the Latimer Road student housing, subject to the developers coming up with a satisfactory solution to screen Headington Prep School from being overlooked. People are now concerned about the timing of the construction possibly coinciding with the heatpipe road works, but at present there’s no information on the timing of either.

Headington’s contribution to the Cecil Rhodes statue debate:

Headington Pet and Garden Store (it’s on the corner of Stile Road opposite the Co-op) is closing down.

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week – is that David Beckham outside the chip-shop in Barton?

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

  • The Headington Plan – whats next? (August 2015)
  • Northway Update
  • Parking at the JR Hospital
  • Disruption
  • Cold callers selling goods
  • Former Quarry Gate pub