Headington Headlines #44

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 2 – 8 January —

The Christmas tree outside Barclay’s Bank blew over in the strong winds overnight on Monday/Tuesday.

A planning application was submitted which could see a Sikh temple established on the London Road near the corner of Northfield Road.

A taxi driver was robbed on Hollow Way in the early hours of Monday morning, and a 22-year old man from Slade Close was convicted of robbery and sentenced to 40 months imprisonment. One of his offences taken into account was the theft of a puppy.

The locations of the possible Sikh temple and Slade Close are shown on this map.

Headington car park is to have handrails installed to improve disabled access from the car park to Waitrose. @OxfordCity and @WaitroseUK have jointly funded the cost.

The BBC televised the morning service at All Saints’ Church, Lime Walk on Sunday.

I made a map of all the sites in OX3 in the City Council’s Sites and Housing document which sets out approved forms of development. I think it’s easier to use than the original document. Consultation on the latest version starts soon.

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

  • Sikh temple in Cherwell Drive
  • Certifying documents
  • Headington & Barton bus service
  • Shocking acknowledgement of the extent of the housing crisis in Oxford

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.