Any hopes of HH400 being a bumper edition were dashed by a quiet Christmas break. Here are the few things that triggered my radar from 24 December – 6 January.
An incident that started with police trying to stop a car in Oxford High Street on Christmas Eve ended when the car crashed into a stationary taxi outside Andrews Estate Agents in Headington. A teenager was later arrested. The light-controlled crossing outside Sainsbury’s was damaged on the way, and the public phone box outside Andrews was demolished. It was finally removed on Thursday last week. @HeadingtonNews was on the spot with a camera to cover the story.
The phonebox outside Andrew’s estate agents that was destroyed in the accident on Christmas Eve. There is only one working phonebox left in central Headington now pic.twitter.com/hehBurOdeT
— Headington News (@HeadingtonNews) December 26, 2018
.@OxfordshireCC The pelican crossing that replaced the Headington subway has been completely closed for almost two weeks. People are still using it all the time, and the barriers actually make it more dangerous pic.twitter.com/xJJJ3YE2GJ
— Headington News (@HeadingtonNews) January 6, 2019
Headington’s only phone box with rolling advertisements: these pictures show it when it was brand new on 14 August 2008 (before the two adjacent and now redundant old phone boxes were removed) and its sad demise today pic.twitter.com/tsqzVbFlpE
— Headington News (@HeadingtonNews) January 3, 2019
The annual mummers’ play in Headington Quarry on Boxing Day was well-attended as usual.
— Chris Meeson (@ChrisMeeson) December 26, 2018
Headington resident and Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens @ClarkeMicah wrote about a bad experience while cycling on the London Road bus lane. His experience may have been extreme but won’t surprise regular cyclists.
Several Headington roads were mentioned in a report in the Oxford Mail about rat-running, but I’m not sure what the alternatives would be. Does Lime Walk count as a rat-run for people getting from the London Road to the Churchill or Old Road Campus? To my mind getting drivers to observe the 20mph speed limits would be a big step forward for safety and the local street environment.
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Massive student development proposed by Brooke [sic] in Headington Conservation Area