Headington Headlines #312

Your weekly round-up of local news for 3 – 9 April.

A man was hit by a coach on the London Road at Headington shops on Monday morning. He was taken to the JR with minor injuries.

There’s a new planning application (ref 17/00584/FUL) by EF International School for Cotuit Hall. The application is for

Demolition of single storey lecture hall and refectory buildings. Change of use from Student Accommodation to Residential Institution. Erection of single storey connecting buildings, along with internal reconfiguration of the retained buildings, and provision of associated car parking and cycle parking spaces, landscaping, plant, and associated works.

At first sight the plans look less intrusive than the last application which was withdrawn 4 years ago.

In preparation for the referendum, @HeadingtonPlan has published a more pictorial version of the Plan.

The candidates for the County elections and Barton & Sandhills City by-election were published. For the County Divisions in OX3 see here, and for the by-election see here.

A memorial plaque was unveiled on Saturday at the Final Turn at the entrance to the JR outside St Anthony of Padua Church to commemorate the members of the armed forces who were killed in the Afghanistan conflict.

Old Headington and some surrounding areas are having intermittent problems with power cuts. It’s been going on for a few weeks now.

Fire engines attended a small fire at the Launderette in Windmill Road on Thursday. There were no reports of any injuries.

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

  • Plans for 3,000 more homes to west of Barton Park
  • Easter Party At Townsend House – All Welcome
  • Dangerous opening
  • Marston Medical Centre
  • Headington Swap Shop needs a leader
  • Regarding my suspension from the forum