Headington Headlines #293

Your weekly round-up of local news for 21 – 27 November.

Roadworks start today (Monday  28 November) on laying the Energy Project pipeline between the JR and Churchill hospitals. The affected locations are Latimer Road as far as Latimer Grange, and All Saints Road from Barrington Close to Lime Walk. These works are scheduled to run until Friday 16 December. You can see the full schedule here.

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 Care Quality Commission’s latest report on Southern Health Trust, based on an inspection in September this year, says that they found “there had been a number of significant improvements made to the governance arrangements in order to identify and prioritise risks arising from the physical environment more effectively”.

I haven’t seen anything official, but I’m told that the @manorsurgery car park will be closed for at least two more weeks.

Oxford’s Lord Mayor and Headington Ward Councillor Altaf Khan was in the news after a Private Eye freedom of information request found that he was among several Oxfordshire councillors who had been summoned for non-payment of council tax. He has now paid the money owing.

Dan Greenall, who runs @OxfordVapours, won Young Entrpreneur of the Year in a competition run by accountancy firm Haines Watts.

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

  • Oxford Winter Cycle Safety
  • Reply – 91 Lime Walk
  • Parking suspension notices for energy pipe route

There was also a post about the loss of local rural bus services.