Headington Headlines #53

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 5 – 11 March —

The play area on Sandfield Road will get a space where young children can learn to ride bikes, and a small block for slightly older kids to do tricks on, according to Councillor Ruth Wilkinson.

The Dorset House show flat is now open for viewing, but the QR code on the advertising boards wasn’t working on Friday.

Proposals to build housing in Westlands Drive and Dora Carr Close, Northway have been put back pending further consultation. The developers Haboakus are a joint venture between Green Square Group and Kevin McCloud’s company Hab. The development will also involve replacing Northway Community Centre with new facilities. A third development in Cowley by the same people is also affected by the delay.

Gipsy Lane has been closed over the weekend. Road works continue.

Some Cheney School parents are campaigning to stop the school becoming an academy.

Lazy Gamer is OPEN again.

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

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

  • Tesco and The Friar
  • EF Academy plans for Cotuit Hall
  • Costa Coffee
  • Nasty looking Shark
  • Bus Users’ Forum 22 March 12
  • Astonishing – Dairy Lodge application approved
  • Electric car charging points in Headington

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.