Headington Headlines #46

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 16 – 22 January —

Posh Fish suffered a fire on Friday. They had one before in 2008, and before that when it was the Mediterranean Fish Bar another in 2002. History (near bottom of page, LH column) | Photo on Friday.

Sandhills Community Primary School was closed on Monday and Tuesday because they had no heating.

The base of the ‘Storybook’ Tree in Bury Knowle Park is rotting away. Article | Original picture

The new junction at All Saints’ Road/Lime Walk is proving unpopular.

The Oxford Book Fair (@OxfordBookFair) was held at @Oxford_Brookes‘ Gipsy Lane Campus on Saturday and Sunday.

It was announced that Dee Sinclair, City Councillor for Quarry & Risinghurst, to be Sheriff of Oxford from May.

The Russian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas the Wonderworker in New Marston celebrated the baptism of Christ with a blessing of the waters at Parson’s Pleasure on the Cherwell on Friday. Pictures.

Two Headington-related tweets I liked this week. The first echoes a common theme:

and this one I liked as an example of the problems middle-class residents face:

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

  • Lack of seating in Bury Knowle Park
  • Shocking acknowledgement of the extent of the housing crisis in Oxford
  • New Lime Walk and All Saints junction “improvements”
  • Thornhill Park and Ride….again
  • Cycling bottleneck through Headington, junction of London Road with Windmill Road
  • Peacocks
  • Thornhill park and ride and morning rush hour queueing
  • Royal Mail customer services

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.