Headington Headlines #264

Your weekly round-up of local news for 25 April – 1 May.

The planning application for a temporary car park in the JR grounds for local people affected by heatpipe works has been withdrawn. The Hospital Trust says it will be resubmitted as part of the new planning application that is being prepared for the whole route of the pipe.

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.

Bar Meze has closed with the shop premises being repossessed by the landlord.

NatWest Bank has also been closed this last week, but it will reopen tomorrow (3 May).

In contrast, our newest shop has opened. Card Factory is where Johnson’s dry cleaners used to be.

Card Factory
Card Factory

Revised plans for Windmill Road and Headley Way have been put out for consultation by the County Council as part of the Access to Headington Project. Read the County’s statement and see the revised plans here.

Oxford University will start a “Science Transit Shuttle” bus service between South Parks Road, Old Road Campus and Harwell on 18 July. In earlier discussions the University was willing to consider making the service available to the general public. This will not happen immediately but they say “the long-term intention is to explore options for more flexible routing and to open the service to the public”.

As pressure mounts on Southern Health over multiple failings of care including the death of Connor Sparrowhawk at Slade House, the trust’s chairman and a governor have resigned.

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

  • Cycle path ‘repairs’
  • Tower block refurbishment
  • Access to Headington scheme – decisions deferred