Headington Headlines #263

Your weekly round-up of local news for 18 – 24 April.

Vital Energi have withdrawn their heatpipe planning application again and will be using planning consultants to help them get the scheme cleared for construction. A route from All Saints Road via Lime Walk is now preferred to the original Stapleton Road line. Read more here.

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.

It seems that Oxfordshire County Council’s decision last year to end its contract with the heavily-criticised Southern Health Trust for specialist adult learning disability services could take up to two years to wind down.

Headington has its very own drone expert.

Feather & Black has closed.

A cash point next to McDonald’s at Roundway was apparently blown up in a raid early on Saturday morning.

The date for the County’s decision on the latest Access to Headington scheme proposals has been put back to 9 June to allow for more consultations. See here for more details.

The City Council has submitted a revised proposal for the Margaret Road recreation ground pavilion, this time without parking spaces.

Revised proposal without parking
Revised proposal without parking

The website of the Oxford Trust, who are taking over the Stansfeld Outdoor centre site, was a victim of the 123-reg hosting service’s mass deletion of sites in a “clean-up error”. They are still available on twitter @scienceoxford.

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

  • Foxwell Drive
  • Children’s Centres latest news
  • Access to Headington scheme – decisions deferred
  • Disruption
  • Live bus timetables on oxontime app
  • Cars and vans driving and parking on the pavement
  • Cycle path ‘repairs’
  • Tower block refurbishment
  • Margaret Road Pavilion