Headington Headlines #35

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 24 – 30 October —

There was no Headington Headlines last week as I was away on holiday and didn’t have enough regular internet access time to keep up to date.

@TheOxfordMail carried a story claiming residents near the Old Road/The Slade roadworks knew nothing about the plans to improve pedestrian and cycling provision. On the other hand, investigations close to my ‘office’ show that at least one resident in a completely different part of Headington knew about it months ago.

Locum doctor Dr Yenugula Srinivas was found not guilty of all 11 charges against him. He remains suspended from practice pending consideration of his case by the GMC.

Oxford East MP Andrew Smith defied the Labour whip and with 18 other Labour MPs voted in favour of a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

Headington’s very own pole dancing school Dance Inspires, run by Kate Whitley, was granted retrospective planning permission.

A bus shelter on Old Road was mysteriously demolished.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Six Bells
  • Lack of seating in Bury Knowle Park
  • Does the growth of the two universities contribute to Oxford’s housing crisis?
  • Oxford Kebab house
  • Joint Bus Ticketing Starts 24 July
  • Andrews Headington Community Calendar 2012
  • Bus Defiance Clogs Headington
  • Northway Pharmacy
  • What happened to our bus shelter?
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.