Headington Headlines #45

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 9 – 17 January —

Niki Peach and Karen Holliday, both from Headington, will spend a fortnight in February cycling from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam through the waterways of the Mekong Delta into Cambodia, finishing in the Royal Temples of Angkor Wat. They are raising money for breast cancer research.

@OxfordCity’s North-East Area Forum met on Wednesday. It gave residents a chance to meet their Councillors and to discuss the main topic: provision of youth services.

Planning permission was granted for a dance school to operate in Kirby House, the warehouse off Windmill Road behind the former Londis. It’s shaded yellow in this overhead view.

@OxPresTrust have acquired more land in Old Marston to add to their existing holding around the Victoria Arms.

A man from Bayswater Road, Barton was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court to 30 months imprisonment for dealing cocaine.

I wrote a blog article about the debate on the Barton Area Action Plan.

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

  • Headington and 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.