Headington Headlines #28

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 29 August – 4 September —

In an otherwise rather quiet week, the University’s Old Road Campus development proposals were agreed by the Planning Review Committee on Wednesday and look set to go ahead.

BT Infinity hi-speed broadband is available in Headington (at least, it is in my bit). You can check here.

@HeadingtonSch‘s new Head Teacher started her new job this week. Welcome to Headington, Caroline Jordan.

@Oxford_Brookes launched their new website.

@TheMasonsArmsHQ beer festival was on over the weekend, and ran out of beer before lunch on Sunday.

A $75m student residential development will be named Headington Hall in honour of its major donor, OU alumnus Tim Headington. You didn’t know about this? You can stop panicking – that’s OU as in Oklahoma University <sighs of relief>.

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

  • Improvements to online Planning/Licensing information
  • Quality of cycle racks
  • Old Road Campus development
  • Oxford Half Marathon – September 25th
  • Eggs

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.