Headington Headlines #55

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 19 – 25 March —

I was away yesterday and Saturday so apologies if I’m not up to date. Remember you can always tweet me or leave a comment if you want to make sure your bit of news gets recorded here.

A man from Palmer Road, Wood Farm was one of 6 people charged and remanded in custody in connection with the Operation Bullfinch child sex abuse investigation.

A major electrical fault meant Café Noir on Osler Road is (was?) closed until further notice.

The Union Jack, sorry, Union Flag was flying upside down on St Andrew’s Church, Old Headington on Monday.

The Croft Road recreation ground in Marston looks set to get lighting at last. The cycle path from Fairfax Avenue to Edgeway Road is also going to be improved. Story from @TheOxfordMail.

The JR West Wing hosted two days of Chinese culture on Wednesday and Thursday.

Three eco-renovated homes in Headington (Holyoake, St Leonard’s & Stapleton Roads) opened on Saturday.

The information leaflet display tables have been removed from Headington Library foyer because of health and safety concerns: the fire exit must be clear.

The deadline for Martin Young to start restoring 29 Old High Street came and went with no sign of anything happening. Full update from @RuthWilk here.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

And I wasn’t sure what to make of this one. In the end I decided to award it my “Most Condescending Tweet By A Young Person” award for the month of March.

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

  • Antisocial behaviour in Headington
  • Costa Coffee
  • FP 74; upgrade of footpath from Edgeway Road to Fairfax Avenue, Marston
  • scam
  • Two important consultations close on Friday
  • Headington & Barton bus service
  • New High Street – One Way Traffic
  • Area Forums – do they work for you?
  • Headington’s worst eyesore
  • Barton, final consultation, look at what is in store but don’t use a bike.
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.