Headington Headlines #48

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 30 January – 5 February —

Strong feelings about traffic signs in cycle lanes and the design of road ‘improvements’ in the Lime Walk and Highfield areas continued to be expressed on the e-democracy forum.

Costa Coffee were refused planning permission for a change of use to open a coffee shop where Cartridge World used to be.

The Russian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas The Wonderworker in Ferry Road, Marston was given planning permission to ring its bells. The bells are a gift to the Church from Voronezh in Russia.

There was a robbery in Barton Lane last Friday. @TVP_Oxford appealed for witnesses or information.

Retired Headington dentist Raymond Read has died at the age of 89. He had a surgery in Windmill Road.

A ferret called Chaos has gone missing from his home in Lime Walk.

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:

  • Road signs in cycle lanes
  • Latimer Rd London Rd Jct
  • New Lime Walk and All Saints junction “improvements”
  • 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.