Your weekly round-up of local news for 5 – 11 June.
In the general election Labour held Oxford East with @AnnelieseDodds taking the seat vacated by Andrew Smith. The LibDems’ @LaylaMoran took Oxford West and Abingdon from the Conservatives; @NicolaBlackwood lost her seat. Full results and my commentary here.
I’m grateful to @mike_rat for pointing out before the election that all four main candidates in Oxford East hold Doctorates.
The Access to Headington work on Headley Way was on show in Northway on Monday. Preparation for this part of the scheme starts on 19 June – that’s next week – with actual work starting on the 26th. It will be at the junction of Headley Way, the JR entrance and Staunton Road. Meanwhile, work on The Slade continues. Read more here.
The County Council has produced new Guidelines for Walking and Cycling, setting standards for new developments and redevelopments. I asked how far Access to Headington complied with the guidelines for cycling.
A memorial to the men of Oxfordshire who died in the Spanish Civil War was unveiled on Saturday. It stands on the triangle of land at the bottom of South Park on the corner with Morrell Avenue. The memorial was funded by the International Brigades Memorial Trust (IBMT) @IBMT_SCW
Overjoyed that Oxford’s Spanish Civil War memorial was unveiled today in my ward. A fitting tribute to the brutal fight against fascism. pic.twitter.com/7PRGohIsHk
— Tom Hayes (@CllrTomHayes) June 10, 2017
As announced last week, the Endeavour film crew was on location in Headington on Wednesday.
Filming of Endeavour in Headington about to start pic.twitter.com/QzJYyYAg77
— Headington News (@HeadingtonNews) June 7, 2017
Headington’s newest food outlet Dragon Express opened on Polling Day (Thursday). It’s where the Rose Tree used to be.
Dragon Express has opened today! pic.twitter.com/ePaX3bpthb
— Headington News (@HeadingtonNews) June 8, 2017
Oxford Brookes has denied any involvement with Frontier Estates on the developer’s attempts to acquire land at the top of London Road / Barton Road for a speculative student accommodation scheme.
My favourite Headington-related tweet:
Still get that giddy childhood excitement every time I go past the Headington shark on the bus
— Achr (@BerlinYellow) June 5, 2017
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Frontier Estates Multiple Site London Road / Barton Road