Headington Headlines #316

Your weekly round-up of local news for 1 – 6 May.

As my commemorative blog post reports, all the heatpipe roadworks in Headington’s residential streets are finished. Work on Churchill Drive is scheduled to end on 26 May.

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.

In local election week the big news for Headington is that the Headington Neighbourhood Plan @HeadingtonPlan was approved by referendum with an 86% ‘Yes’ vote. It was no change in the County elections here in OX3, and new councillor Mark Ladbrooke was elected for Labour in the Barton & Sandhills Ward by-election following the death of Van Coulter earlier this year.

Read my posts on the results on these links:

The Conservative candidate to stand in Oxford East is Cllr Dr Suzanne Bartington. She is currently Town Councillor for Witney’s East Ward.

Suzanne Bartington
Suzanne Bartington

And yesterday evening the Green Party announced that their candidate for Oxford East is Larry Sanders.

Larry Sanders
Larry Sanders

The vandalised Narnia carvings outside Headington library in Bury Knowle Park have been repaired.

On 27 April between 12:00-1:00 pm police ticketed 15 drivers for exceeding the 20mph speed limit in Old Road (via @RuthWilk).

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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

  • Headington Plan – what’s next?
  • Revised Proposals for the Development of Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry
  • Iphone found