Headington Headlines #27

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 22 – 28 August —

Three letters appeared in @TheOxfordMail on Wednesday about Headington car park: Jill Cummings | Stella Welford | @RuthWilk

As well as concern over @UniofOxford‘s Old Road Campus development plans local residents are worried about the future of the adjoining Park Hospital site.

The New Barton Pavilion opened on Sunday. Councillor @MarkLygo tweeted that the opening was a great success.

Barton Leisure Centre has been given two funding awards to develop a new Barton Community Table Tennis Club. The awards, totalling £3665, allow the centre to buy equipment and train members of staff for national table tennis coaching qualifications.

Elderly residents in a Wood Farm block were stranded as the lift was out of service for ten days (maybe more).

Roast hog, zebra burger, oysters, crab, botanical chocolate and much else besides were all on offer at the Foodies’ Festival in South Park this weekend.

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

  • Café Bonjour – Enforcement Action
  • Police patrols to tackle anti-social behaviour by language students in Headington Hill park
  • borrow/lend/lease goods

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.