Headington Headlines #34

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 10 – 16 October —

Nothing’s ever straightforward when the owner of 29 Old High Street’s involved. The planning application to redevelop on the site of the derelict house has been ‘deemed invalid’ by the City Council’s Planning Department and has been withdrawn.

@OxfordCity Council’s North-East Area Forum was on Wednesday evening.

The trial of Dr Yenugula Srinivas continued. Although the press usually like “sex pest doctor” stories, this trial is surprisingly under-reported.

The Dunstan Road speed bumps hve been given the all clear. It’s thought they will have the intended effect when combined with new road markings. Another bump appeared at the junction of Woodlands and Sandfield Roads: it’s purpose is not clear. The on-going row in Old Headington over the White Hart’s bins seems to have been resolved.

Also in Old Headington, a blue plaque commemorating Salvador de Madariaga was unveiled at 3 St Andrew’s Road by his daughter Professor Isabel de Madariaga. Esther Rantzen was the celebrity mystery guest. Picture.

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

  • Leisure in Hedington, Oxford
  • Christmas tree in Headington
I try to cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.