Headington Headlines #338

Your weekly round-up of local news for 2 – 8 October.

It was all kicking off at the JR …

From today (Monday 9 October) patients using the Manor Surgery car park must register their car at reception when they attend for an appointment.

The Barton Park developers have submitted their plans for a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Barton Park. The documents are on the council website under reference 15/03642/CND. There are two drawings, both of them of such poor quality that they don’t convey much information; I tried and failed to understand what they are supposed to show. But as this is all discharging a condition on the original planning application, and acceptance will be a delegated decision (read ‘tick the box’ and ‘rubber stamp’), and there doesn’t seem to be any consultation either, whatever the plans are supposed to show will no doubt be what happens. Or perhaps not, because nobody will know either way.

The Oxford half-marathon came to Marston again on Sunday, accompanied by the now usual complaints about non-consultation and no warning about road closures.

I checked to see if you can get safely into Barton Park and the marketing suite for the new homes if you want to go on foot or by bike. I’m glad to say you can!

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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

  • Free Exercise Bike
  • Road works at Roosevelt Drive
  • Anyone know of CCTV showing road between Headington Cemetery and the Black Boy?