Headington Headlines #375

Your weekly round-up of local news for 2 – 8 July .

Andrew Gilligan’s report on cycling in Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes has been published. Gilligan is Cycling Commissioner for London; the report was commissioned by the National Infrastructure Commission.  It catalogues the failings of cycling provision in Oxford – there is nothing that Oxford’s cycling campaigners have not been saying for years. It proposes spending about £150m on improvements, many of them in the Eastern Arc including Headington. The full report “Running out of Road” is here: I suggest reading the Introduction and Chapters 2 and 3 to get the picture of what he suggests for Oxford.

The locally unpopular Swan school has been a topic of debate on the e-democracy forum. It’s worth reading  the most recent posts (scroll down).

St Nicholas School and friends have started work painting new murals on the walls of the Marston underpass. They hope to finish this week.

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

  • Headington in Andrew Gilligan’s report
  • New Swan School planning application
  • Travelling to London from Headington
  • Beech House