Your weekly round-up of local news for 18 – 24 June.
The advisory cycle tracks at the top end of Headley Way have been removed and the central white line shifted. ‘Cyclists Dismount’ signs appeared but after protests they were removed on Tuesday afternoon. The County highways engineers said they had been mistakenly left after some earlier work for which they were needed.
County Councillor Glynis Phillips (Barton, Sandhills & Risinghurst) is pressing for the right turn from the A40 into Collinwood Road to be re-opened for the duration of the sewer repair works which have closed Green Road. She says temporary traffic lights would prevent the kind of accidents which happened on the A40 before the junction was closed.
The closure of the Six Bells pub in Quarry is confirmed. Greene King are looking for new tenants.
6 Bells Pub closed, Green King looking for new tenants. Really hope this pub is not left to get in poor state like Crown&Thistle, Old Rd @HeadingtonNews pic.twitter.com/kPLyXBCExM
— Roz Smith (@RosalindRogers) June 20, 2018
Back in November last year, shortly after the new Westgate opened, I wrote a critical article about the lack of cycle parking spaces at the new development. I was sceptical about whether the promised number of spaces required under Westgate’s planning conditions would ever be provided. Now eight months later it seems the requirement might almost have been met. Exact numbers are still uncertain, but the Oxford Mail reports Cyclox as being fairly happy with the latest situation.
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Chinese Dance and Martial Arts at Oxford Festival of the Arts