Headington Headlines #272

Your weekly round-up of local news for 27 June – 3 July.

Vital Energi and the OUH HNS Foundation Trust have released a nine-minute video about the whole Energy Project. It doesn’t say much about laying the heatpipe through the streets – they say “We have deliberately kept away from covering the detail of the Planning Application as this situation changes so quickly that the video would have been out of date before anyone had seen it” – but it does try to explain what the project is all about, why it’s needed and what it will achieve. See it on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX-rbcVSV5Y.

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.

I took a couple of pictures at the Barton Park A40 access link in Foxwell Drive – see my note.

A Brexit banner at Headington Farmers’ Market provoked an outburst on the e-dem forum.

Our MP Andrew Smith voted against the ‘no confidence’ motion against Jeremy Corbyn, but nonetheless believes Corbyn should quit as leader of the Labour party.

Marston Medical Centre will merge with the Bury Knowle Partnership on 1 July. The Marston centre will stay open for the time being, but it’s not expected to be able to continue for very long, it seems.

A Goth store popped-up in @HubinHeadington on Saturday.

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

  • Local plan for Oxford gets a refresh
  • Local Plan
  • At least six shops to let in Headington
  • Headington Farmers BREXIT UKIP Market
  • Energy pipe
  • Parking
  • Brookes & Islamic Centre events vehicles