Headington Headlines #280

Your weekly round-up of local news for 22 – 28 August.

Headington Farmers’ Market is now under new management. Organisers @HeadingtonA say there will be a re-launch on 1 October, and new stalls. Under the new regime the market’s facebook page is getting some attention again.

Another step in the sad story of the baby found dead on a Marston footpath (see HH 256). The Coroner has stated that the baby girl was still-born. The mother has still not been traced.

Formal consultation on the Headington Neighbourhood Plan @HeadingtonPlan by the City Council is now open and running until Friday 7 October. After considering the responses and making any alterations the Plan will go to an Independent Examiner who will rule if the Plan can go to a local referendum. Information and link to submit comments is on the Council’s website.

Do you remember back in March the Barton Park development was announced as one of ten “healthy new towns” designated by NHS England? Now the developers have announced they have been awarded a grant of £126,000 by NHS England which will be administered by the City Council. Up to £30,000 will be made available to local groups to promote projects which will contribute to the overall objectives, and the Council is inviting bids for these grants.

As well as live music over the bank holiday weekend the @VictoriaArms has plenty more entertainment lined up for September.

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

  • Closure of Parking Shop
  • New Aldi store could replace Currys off Horspath Driftway in Oxford
  • Gardening Club
  • Northway
  • The changing face of Foxwell Drive!
  • Campaign Against Cuts to Services at Horton Hospital Banbury