Headington Headlines #56

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 26 March – 1 April —

Sewage spills from a manhole in Osler Road near the junction with St Andrews Road were causing problems at the start of the week but were eventually fixed by Thames Water.

Bob Ford, owner of Headington Homewares, was on BBC Oxford radio on Tuesday afternoon talking about home brewing. Posh Fish re-opened after their recent fire and Café Noir is being redecorated.

Local people were welcomed with free refreshments by the proprietor, Sunder Sandher, at Headington Londis from 12pm on Friday 30 March. @HeadingtonNews posted this picture of Sunder with Andrew Smith MP (notably not eating a pasty).

Last Wednesday night (28 March) a burglar tried to break into homes in Bickerton Road and Beech Road, but was disturbed each time. Shortly afterwards in Woodlands Road a patrolling Police officer noticed a security light come on at a property. He was able to alert the occupiers and shortly afterwards Police detained the intruder and an accomplice nearby. Both are now in custody. (Report via @RuthWilk.)

Oxford University’s plans to buy the Park Hospital site moved forward.

The Lime Walk Players performed Oliver! at the Lime Walk Methodist Hall in New High Street this weekend. They desperately need more men to join their group.

There was a report of criminal damage to two vehicles parked in OXSRAD car park on Saturday.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Area Forums – do they work for you?
  • Charity shops – creating specialist outlets
  • Posh Fish

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.