Headington Headlines #276

Your weekly round-up of local news for 25 – 31 July.

A proposal emerged to build 700 new homes on land adjacent to Old Marston, roughly between the Victoria Arms and the A40. The land is designated Green Belt and adjoins the Marston Conservation Area and the New Marston Meadows SSSI. The City Council is reported to be against the scheme, and so far no formal planning appplication has been submitted.

A 7-year old girl was bitten in the leg in the play area on Valentia Road on Monday. She needed hospital treatment. Police are appealing for witnesses: the dog is described as “a Staffordshire bull terrier mainly white with brown patches”, and the man with it “a white man in his late forties to early fifties, around 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with collar length greying brown hair. He was wearing khaki shorts and was carrying a dark rucksack”.

First impressions of the new sports pavilion to be built in Barton have been published in @TheOxfordMail.

Despite the Oxford Mail illustrating the story of Lloyd’s Bank branch closures with a picture of the Headington branch, the bank has not yet decided which branches will close in addition to the 200 it is already in the process of shutting.

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

  • Oxford Half Marathon coming to Marston again in October 2016
  • Disruption
  • Closure of Parking Shop
  • Can anyone suggest a good window cleaner?
  • Headington Farmers BREXIT UKIP Market
  • Dong Dong
  • Problem in alleyway in Headington