Your weekly round-up of local news for 12 – 18 March.
A burglar stole an Audi from outside a house in Wharton Road by hooking the keys through the letterbox. It happened in the early hours of Saturday morning last week.
If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, here are a couple of photos of the sculpture ‘Assembly’ by Saad Qureshi in the quad of Oxford Brookes’ new Clerici Building.
A new printed publication appearing soon in Headington, the Headington Occasional, has published its prospectus.
Sandhills Primary School was given an ‘inadequate’ rating in a recent Ofsted inspection, although they did note some improvements since the current Head was appointed last year.
Back in January I reported that the Local Government Boundary Commission is carrying out a review of the Ward boundaries in Oxford. A cross-party proposal for ward boundary changes is going to the City’s Executive Board on Tuesday this week (20 March). Here are some of the main changes in the Headington area:
- staff accommodation in the grounds of the JR to transfer from Headington to Headington Hill and Northway
- the area between Bury Knowle Park and Barton Road to transfer from Barton and Sandhills into Headington
- the new development of Barton Park to be included in Barton. Barton and Sandhills renamed Barton
- streets between Barton Road and the bypass moved from Barton and Sandhills to Quarry and Risinghurst
There’s more details in the papers going to the Executive Board: a map of the proposed boundaries, and a commentary on all the proposed changes across the city.
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Abandoned Bikes in Headington