Headington Headlines #283


Your weekly round-up of local news for 12 – 18 September.

A 48 year old man was stabbed in Margaret Road in the middle of the afternoon on Thursday. He was taken to the JR Hospital. On Friday police issued descriptions of two men they wanted to speak to in connection with the incident. The victim was said to be in a stable condition, and his injuries not life-threatening.

The Boundary Commission’s proposals for Oxford East (see section 81 on p.20) show our constituency gaining two City Wards, North and St Margaret’s, which currently lie within Oxford West and Abingdon (Nicola Blackwood’s constituency). In the City Council, North Ward is Labour and St Margaret’s is LibDem.

Two sets of number plates were reported stolen over last weekend (10/11 September), one on the London Road near Ramsay Road, the other on Lime Walk.

St Andrew’s School Association joined twitter with a bit of a stammer as @sasastandrews1. They need your vote to help raise money for a new outdoor classroom.

Frontier Estates (the developers building the Beech House student accommodation on the corner of Latimer Road) are resurrecting a new version of the planning application they withdrew earlier this year to build a 55-bed care home at 1 Pullen’s Lane. I’ve drawn up a handy timeline of the ups and downs of this potential development.

Children at @WindmillOxford were featured on @BBCOxford as they celebrated the centenary of the birth of Roald Dahl on Tuesday by dressing up as their favourite characters.

Behind the security fencing on the pavement at the top of Headington Hill is a 15 metre gap in the old wall. Here’s the story.

Buongiorno e Buonasera opened as scheduled on Friday, and Oxford Vapours @OxfordVapours seems to be opening a vape shop in what was the old BBB Stores next to the old Post Office. They already have shops in Abingdon and Witney. A vape shop sells e-cigarettes and related products – see Oxford Vapours’ website for more details.

@JockOx3 felt good about his visit to a new Turkish barbers in Marston.

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

  • Margaret Road Pavilion
  • Campaign Against Cuts to Services at Horton Hospital Banbury
  • The Marston Barber