Headington Headlines #38

Here is my round-up of local news for the week 14 – 20 November —

Agents Breckon & Breckon officially opened their new Headington lettings office and are on twitter as @Breckonlettings.

Private healthcare provider Nuffield Health is taking over the BMI Oxford Clinic, moving from Windmill Rd to Manor Hospital.

The Big Bang Pop-up Saucissonerie at Brookes’ Restaurant lived up to its description and closed after a brief lifespan of only two weeks.

A suggestion to relieve traffic congestion in Headley Way by building a £33m tunnel connecting the JR Hospital (and possibly Ruskin Fields) to the Highfield area of Headington was dismissed as impractical by, well, almost everybody.

The Lime Walk/All Saints Road junction is closed until 25 November.

There was a robbery at the Stan James betting shop on the Roundway on Tuesday evening. @TVP_Oxford are appealing for witnesses.

Two people were arrested after a stabbing at a property in Valentia Road on Friday.

Barton-based @EshaMessyJam who runs the MessyJam dance school in Blackbird Leys with young people from Blackbird Leys and Barton is hoping to raise £5000 so the dancers can take part in an international dance competition in France next year.

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

  • Old Road Campus and Park Hospital
  • Thornhill Park and Ride….again
  • Mac & McKay Flowershop
  • Ruskin Fields
I try to cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.