Headington Headlines #369

Your weekly round-up of local news for 7 – 13 May .

The expected planning application by Frontier Estates, locally notorious for their Beech House development, to build a 55 bed care home at 1 Pullen’s Lane has been published on the City Council website, ref: 18/00870/FUL. I’ve updated my timeline of this proposal, and a there is a location map here – the boundaries of the site are not accurate but are the best I could do on Google maps.

Old High Street made the national news – well, The Sun newspaper at least – when the road was blocked by an altercation between a cyclist and a motorist. It all took place in “the village of Heddington”, apparently.

Here’s an enthusiastic description of the 1960s houses on Dunstan Road. Designed by architects Ahrends, Burton and Koralek, they are described as “[walking] a fine line between modernism and brutalism”. One is being sold by @ScottFraserUK at a guide price of £900k.

2000 homes in Quarry and eastern Headington were affected by a Virgin Media loss of service on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The shopkeeper of the Premier store in Salford Road, Marston was threatened with a broken bottle on Tuesday evening. Despite another customer calling the police at the time it was 20 hours before the police responded. Story c/o @TheOxfordMail.

London Road was closed to traffic in both directions from 8pm (actually 7.30pm on Thursday) to 6am overnight on Thursday and Friday nights.

Hmmm. Jacob’s Brasserie is “closed for refurbishment” with no indication of a re-opening date. It looks like Dragon Express has closed too.

A red Honda moped was stolen from the garden of a house in Masons Road, Wood Farm late on Thursday or early Friday. Police are asking for any information.

And finally, the Headley Way Access to Headington roadworks start today (Monday). Happy days!

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

  • Beech House
  • Courier Fraud Scam in Oxford
  • Old High Street traffic problem: reported in Sun newspaper

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