Headington Headlines #340

Your weekly round-up of local news for 16 – 22 October.

A “Gang of Four” youths stole a CCTV security camera from a house in North Place, next to Bury Knowle Park.

An overheating laptop in a drawer in a house in Quarry Hollow caused a fire on Monday when clothes in the drawer were set alight. Fire crews attended and dealt with the incident.

The Boundary Commission published its proposals for realigning Oxford’s constituencies. Oxford East would be renamed Oxford, and extended westwards to include the Botley Road, Jericho and Binsey. Oxford West and Abingdon would be renamed Abingdon and Oxford North. This interactive map shows the proposed new boundaries. You have until 11 December to comment (link on the same page as the map).

The water supply to Risinghurst, Sandhills and parts of Headington failed on Wednesday morning due to a burst main in Marston and a breakdown at a pumping station. Supply was back on around the middle of the day.

The official opening of the new pavilion in the Margaret Road sports ground is at 5pm on Friday 27 October. All local residents welcome.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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

  • Theft of CCTV Camera – Old Headington