Headington Headlines #317

Your weekly round-up of local news for 8 – 14 May.

I’ve changed the layout of this blog for the general election. As an experiment I’m running an online hustings, hoping I can persuade the candidates to join a conversation about their policies. Under ‘General Election OX3’ in the main menu are links to four (so far) questions I’ve invited them to answer. A full explanantion of the online hustings and how it works is in the main post about it.

All the previous content is still there; if you can’t find it from the menu a search should do the trick.

The Hospital and Vital Energi have sent this ‘Thank You’ message to everyone affected by the heatpipe work over the past months. Double bonus points to them because yes, it’s in the shape of a traffic cone!

And just as you were breathing a sigh of relief, this came out. The link in the tweet is to an article by the City Council.

As the Energy Project winds down Access to Headington gets into full swing. The latest update from Oxfordshire CC on progress with the work on The Slade is here. This link is always in the sidebar on the right, where there’s also a link if you want to subscribe to the County’s email updates on the project.

Southern Health NHS Trust is to be prosecuted by the Health & Safety Executive over the death of Connor Sparrowhawk in Slade House in 2013.

Starting on Monday 21 May (a week today) in the city centre the 8 & 9 bus stop will move from Queen Street to St Aldate’s ‘until further notice’. If you use the 13 or X13 there are changes to the routes too. Full details here.

A family pet dog was attacked and killed by another dog – a bull terrier – in Bateman Street on Thursday. The owner describes what happened here.

Andrew Smith formally opened the recently-extended Manor Surgery on Saturday.

Retiring Oxford East MP Andrew Smith formally opening the extended Manor Surgery 11 May 2017
Retiring Oxford East MP Andrew Smith formally opening the extended Manor Surgery 11 May 2017

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

  • MarstonMedical Centre
  • Dog Attack