Headington Headlines #59

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 16 – 22 April —

The Headington Londis store run by Sunder Sandher is the first in the UK to roll out I-viewer, a shelf-mounted magnifying glass to help shoppers read the small print on labels. The I-viewer won ‘Best New Idea’ award at the National Convenience Show at the NEC. There’s a report here if you can be bothered to navigate to page 26 and there’s an I-viewer website built exclusively with Flash if you’ve got time to spare.

McKenna’s plans to use Woodeaton Quarry to dump waste clay and sand from building sites were approved on Monday. Lorries will use Bayswater Road, Barton and the B4027 to reach the quarry.

A £1,000 reward is offered for information about a burglary at a house in The Slade between noon and 4.30pm last Monday. A gold chain with a crucifix and rings, a Dunhill watch, two Mexican gold coins, a gold Seiko watch, three cameras and a bottle of brandy were stolen.

Café Noir reopened.

Andrew Smith MP asked a question in PM’s Questions on Wednesday about the potential closure of the @ACECentre and whether the government could make bridging finance available. Cameron says he knows the Centre and will work with Andrew Smith to look at what can be done.

@Oxford_Brookes students started an occupation protest against tuition fees.

A takeaway delivery driver was robbed in Brome Place, Barton on Tuesday.

Young riders from @HeadingtonSch did well in an inter-schools showjumping competition.

Armando Ianucci @AIanucci was among the people who abseiled down the JR’s Women’s Centre on Sunday.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • St. George’s day in Headington
  • Barton Area Action Plan: see what was submitted to Secretary of State
  • 29 Old High Street (again)

There was also a thread about Councillor Ruth Wilkinson bit it’s title is too long to print here.

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.