Headington Headlines #31

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 19 – 25 September. Sorry if I’ve missed any stories while I was away.

There was a big mains burst in Old Road on the Shotover side of the junction with Quarry Road.

An outline planning application was submitted to demolish the derelict house at 29 Old High Street and replace it with 5 three-storey terraced houses.

The new Bury Knowle Park play area was oficially opened on Friday.

The first Oxford half-marathon on Sunday attracted around 2000 runners. It passed through Headington Quarry and along Quarry Road, Old Road, Warneford Lane and Morrell Avenue before diving off to the Iffley Road. Here’s a map of the route.

A proposal to link the Barton West development to Northway with a new bus service triggered opposition from Northway residents.

@Oxford_brookes Freshers’ Fair took place this week.

A man was beaten up outside the Shell garage in Headington.

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

  • Oxford Half Marathon – September 25th
  • Headington Shark
  • Dunstan Road speed bumps
  • Book Clubs in Headington
  • potential rioting and advised closing
  • Londis corner shop in receivership

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.

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