Headington Headlines #378

Your weekly round-up of local news for 23 – 29 July .

A power cut affected about 2,000 homes in OX3 at 10pm on Tuesday evening.

Two new eateries for Headington. The Reina Grill, no longer the Coming Soon, opened next to Bury Knowle Park at the weekend, and Beirut, the new Lebanese restaurant on Osler Road where Jacob’s Brasserie used to be is expected to open on Monday (today).

Headington Action is behind a scheme to install ‘talking benches’ in Headington to give brief soundbites of local history. Weirdly, @TheOxfordMail thinks push-buttons and wind-up power is ‘futuristic’.

Plans for a two storey extension to the A&E department at the JR Hospital have been announced. The extension will add eight new A&E treatment bays, a paediatric resuscitation room, CT scanner, nurse base and improved bereavement rooms. The closing date for comments on the planning application (ref. 18/01851/FUL) is 27 August. [Update 31/07/2018: the planning application has disappeared from the Council’s website.]

Police carried out a drugs raid in Cecil Sharp Place on Saturday. Thanks to the local tweeps who identified the location.

I recommend the current exhibition in the Glass Tank at @Oxford_Brookes. It’s an exhibition of modern and contemporary wood block prints from Heilongjian Province in the north-east of China, and is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Brookes @OBUConfucius. It’s open to the public, free, and runs from 0900 – 1700 Monday – Friday until 31 August.

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

  • No to racism in Bury Knowle Park – Community walk