Headington Headlines #30

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 12 – 18 September —

In a week rather dominated by planning matters, permission for the Manor Ground development of 27 affordable housing units was finally given on Wednesday.

The petition against development of the Headington car park now has over 3400 signatures. Not strictly in the OX3 area, the planning application for development of the St Clement’s car park was rejected. It might still be ‘called in’ for review though.

@TheOxfordMail had another article on the potential sale Warneford Meadow.

The owner of the derelict 29 Old High Street lost his case on appeal. He has to pay a total of £3600 costs and has 6 months to ‘tidy up’ the property. On the brighter side, Business Headington and Partners were awarded Bronze in the Best Small Commercial Display category of Oxford in Bloom.

Dunstan Road speed bumps are less bumpy than they were before the recent road repairs. Inevitably some residents are unhappy. Your LibDem Councillors would like to hear your views. My own road-test report is on the e-dem forum.

@RuthWilk and David Rundle followed up a query from their Headington Focus meeting and as a result the Headington PCSOs will patrol singly until 9:00pm, giving them higher visibility on the streets.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

Serendipitous fans of Oklahoma University’s Headington Hall can watch it being built on this live webcam. I think we should go for a twinning.

Active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum

this week:

  • Oxford Half Marathon – September 25th
  • PCSO patrol patterns
  • Oxford In Bloom
  • Dunstan Road speed bumps

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.