Headington Headlines #47

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 23 – 29 January —

It looks as though Headington is getting another charity shop. Sue Ryder has submitted planning application 12/00126/ADV for Clovers.

A man from Toot Hill Butts, along with another man, was charged with a burglary at the Oxford Union.

There was a fire at The Bricklayers Arms in Old Marston on Friday: arson is suspected. The pub is empty and has been boarded up since it closed in 2010. Planning permission has been given to build houses on the site. The story made it onto the local BBC TV news.

Headington’s @RyeStAntony School senior netball team whopped Magdalen College School 13-4 in a match last week.

This map shows the location of some of the places mentioned in this report.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Shocking acknowledgement of the extent of the housing crisis in Oxford
  • Royal Mail customer services
  • Library
  • Headington Focus meeting on cycling is NOT today!
  • Church Bells in Ferry Rd, Marston

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.