Headington Headlines #26

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 15 – 21 August —

A freedom of information enquiry reported on the H&M e-dem forum has revealed that the owners of Café Bonjour have been invited to submit a new planning application for café/restaurant use after the limits on the proportion of such premises in Headington were waived for Jacobs & Field.

At a meeting in Barton on Monday an action group was set up to fight plans to fill in Woodeaton Quarry.
In unrelated news, about 75 people have signed a petition asking the County Council to remove the speed bumps on Bayswater Road, and it was announced that the new Barton Pavilion will officially open on 28 August.

The second Headington Ward focus meeting, organized by ward councillors David Rundle and Ruth Wilkinson (@RuthWilk), was held in the Music Centre at Headington School on Tuesday. Notes of the meeting are on David and Ruth’s blog.

Congratulations to Headington A (Osler Road), champions of Oxford & District Bowls League for 2nd successive year.

The forces repatriation tribute outside the church of St Anthony of Padua in Headley Way was briefly covered in an ITV programme “Farewell Wootton Bassett” on Thursday evening.

Delia Sinclair, Labour City Councillor for Quarry & Risinghurst, was reprimanded by the Standards Committee for failing to declare a ‘prejudicial interest’ in a planning application that came before a Committee of which she was a member.

@TVP_Oxford appealed for witnesses to a suspected arson (bin fire) in Westlands Drive last Thursday.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

A quiet week on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum – only three active topics:

  • Subway under Green road roundabout
  • Dogs and Smoking in the childrens play area
  • Cafe Bonjour – Enforcement Action

I try to 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.