Headington Headlines #259

Your weekly round-up of local news for 21 – 27 March.

The planning application (Ref: 16/00604/FUL) by Vital Energi for a 27-space carpark at the JR Hospital to be used by residents of Sandford Road while the road is closed during heat-pipe work has been published.

Plan of temporary car park
Plan of temporary car park

The Trust also explained why they couldn’t use the most direct route via Osler Road and Lime Walk. As Osler Road had just been resurfaced there is a 5-year ban on re-excavating.

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.

Two sheds in Collinwood Road, Risinghurst caught fire on Sunday last week (20 March). The fire spread to neighbouring trees and then a house. No-one was injured and the cause is being investigated.

Ruskin College announced the death of their Principal, Dr Chris Wilkes. He was appointed two years ago having served the College for many years as General Secretary. Vice-Principal Paul Di Felice has been appointed Acting Principal.

The national GP Patient Survey rates GP surgeries. A story in the Oxford Mail reports that of OX3’s surgeries, Wood Farm Health Centre has an overall satisfaction score of 94%; Manor Surgery – 91%; Bury Knowle Health Centre – 90%; Marston Medical Centre – 79%. Not all surgeries are covered due to insufficient data. You can search by postcode or GP practice name here, where there is much more detail of the good and not-so-good performances.

Aziz Restaurant @AzizOxford has moved into the Chequers in Headington Quarry. Their Cowley Road restaurant has closed.

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

  • Northway Estate
  • Access to Headington Proposals