Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 21 – 27 March.
Everyone who’s been involved in the campaign to save Headington and other libraries will have been delighted by the spectacular U-turn by Oxfordshire County Council and its leader Keith Mitchell. The Oxford Times report is a good summary.
A £5m contract was signed for the 2nd phase of the redevelopment work at Ruskin College. Leadbitters are the contractors.
The planned expansion of Thornhill park & ride was finally approved by Oxforshire CC, but they still need to find the £3m it will cost.
A serial burglar who broke into homes in Marston Road and Headley Way, among others, was given a 29 month sentence at Oxford Crown Court.
The trial of a doctor accused of sexual assault and other offences has started at Oxford Crown Court. The alleged offences took place in 2008/9 at several surgeries including Bury Knowle.
The Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust faces paying out several million pounds compensation after a High Court ruling in favour of a claim for “failure of care” back in 1984 which left a man brain-damaged from birth. I wonder if the Trust pays or whether they have insurance?
I blogged about the Farmers’ Market which was held on Friday. @CompassBrewery and @Georgie_Cakes were there and on twitter.
A labrador called “Aurora” was reported missing in Headington.
Active topics this week on Headington & Marston e-democracy forum:
- Investigation of trial closure of residential roads in Highfield
- 1,000 new houses for Barton?
- Headington Library under threat of closure