Headington Headlines #260

Your weekly round-up of local news for 28 March – 3 April.

With the added complication of The Lime Walk Alternative (my new indie band name) it looks like we won’t be seeing any heatpipe roadworks this side of the summer holidays. @RuthWilk explains in the e-democracy forum.

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.

Headington Action @HeadingtonA is asking local businesses to sponsor hanging baskets this summer. £100 each.

Unofficial Oxford United FC goods were being sold in Headington in the run-up to the club’s Wembley appearance on Sunday. As @OUFCOfficial pointed out, none of the money paid to unofficial traders goes to the Club.

The local campaign to get the City Council to remove parking spaces from outside thei planned new pavilion at the Margaret Road recreation ground seems to have been successful. Headington Quarry FC would still like to see further improvements to the changing facilities.

Feather and Black are closing down.

To the great disappointment of campaigners led by @friendlyevalley the City’s Planning Review Committee gave planning permission for houses to be built on green land in Warren Crescent above the Lye Valley.

My favourite OX3-related tweet of the week:

There’s a more serious story behind the picture though, about rat-running and speeding through the narrow streets of Quarry.

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

  • Disruption
  • Energy pipe
  • new email address