Headington Headlines #292

Your weekly round-up of local news for 14 – 20 November.

With heatpipe work starting in Sandfield Road early in the New Year, local councillors held a street surgery on Sunday (20 November) in Sandfield Road for residents to ask any questions about how they will be affected. The full schedule of works and timings as they stand at the moment are on the project’s website.

Heatpipe Street Surgery in Sandfield Road
Heatpipe Street Surgery in Sandfield Road

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.

The civil engineering contractors @C_A_Blackwell preparing the @BartonPark_ site for the housebuilders reported that the major earthworks are completed and that their work on the A40 junction is complete apart from some minor work to be done in the new year. This coincided with the removal of the 30mph speed limit around the new junction.

There were reports of ‘vandalism’ – or just plain stupid behaviour – at the Access to Headington roadworks at the Gipsy Lane/Old Road junction. Lights, barriers and signs were turned round or moved.

Headington library re-opened on Wednesday after being closed while the boiler was repaired.

I wrote another instalment of the story of the planning application to build next to the C S Lewis nature reserve in Risinghurst.

This video from @Oxford_Brookes about the Northway and Marston flood alleviation scheme is on the City Council website, where the scheme has its own dedicated page.

@ThatsOxon TV also covered the official launch of the scheme – here’s their video.

@ThamesVP report a burglary and an attempted burglary, both in Marsh Lane, Marston last Thursday.

The thread “Lime Walk Planning Permission for THREE storey block of flats” in the H&M e-democracy forum is about 91 Lime Walk. The application is to demolish the existing bulding and to build in its place a 3-storey block of 9 flats. This is the house in question.

91 Lime Walk
91 Lime Walk (pic: Google maps)

My favourite Headington-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Oxford Winter Cycle Safety
  • Lime Walk Planning Permission for THREE storey block of flats [also ‘Reply’ and ‘Reply – 91 Lime walk’]