Headington Headlines #62

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 7 – 13 May —

The first mid-month Headington farmers’ market happened on Friday. It’s now on twice a month on the second and fourth Fridays, 8:00 to 13:30 on Kennett Road.

The County Council announced two new free bus services, H1 & H2.

The Council’s decision to hold the next NE Area Forum in the Town Hall instead of somewhere in the Headington area came in for criticism. Local LibDem councillor @DavidRundle said he wouldn’t attend the meeting but would instead spend the time on Ward business. The meeting is on Monday 21 May.

Cheney School parents voted against the school becoming an academy.

A prisoner out on day release and working in one of the charity shops is alleged to have assaulted another person working at the shop and then absconded. He’s now been caught.

Thames Valley Police @ThamesVP are appealing for information after a disturbance at a property in Headley Way on Monday 7 May.

Waitrose’s application for extended licensing hours was granted. They can now sell alcohol from 07:00 every day of the week even though they don’t open until 07:30 Monday to Saturday and 10:00 on Sundays.

The Planning Inspector for the Barton Area Action Plan hearing has been appointed. The hearing will be in the week beginning 16 July.

McDonalds run a charity – Ronald McDonald House – in the JR Children’s Hospital. It provides accommodation for parents whose children are in the hospital. Carl Room who runs several McD’s outlets around Oxford received an award (it doesn’t say who from) for his work for the charity.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Free bus services H1 and H2
  • Bus stop to Barton in Castle Street
  • Restaurant application for former Tote betting shop in Marston Road
  • Savills Invite to Public Exhibition re proposed new scheme for the student housing development on St Clements car park
  • Lessons on Neighbours Online and Social Inclusion
  • Can someone suggest a person to repair my leaking garden shed roof?
  • North East Area Forum
  • Garden Waste Brown Bin subscription renewal
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.