Headington Headlines #3

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 7 – 13 March.

The death was reported of Duncan Nicholls, Head of Science at Cheney School, who lived in Ash Grove, Headington.

The closure of Barton sub-post office had more coverage in the press and BBC.

New Polish shop “Euro Food” opened in the former internet café on London Road.

A man from Headington appeared at Winchester Crown Court charged in connection with the drugs raids on 1 March.

@OxfordCity announced a project to provide new homes and state-of-the-art community facilities in Northway. Part of the development group will be Hab Oakus, the development company of Kevin McCloud, presenter of the TV series Grand Designs.

@OxfordCityFree Swimming Lessons for over-50s start at Barton Leisure Centre on 17 March.

Consultation on the Play Barton scheme began. Read Oxford Mail article on this and three other proposed play areas. Have your say on the Barton scheme on Monday 14 March, between 3pm and 7pm at the Play Shop on Underhill Circus.

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

  • London to Paris Cycle Ride for the Big Issue Foundation
  • Bus Users’ Forum 10th March
  • Headington Library under threat of closure
  • Changes to planning consultation process

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.