Headington Headlines #64

Back again, and here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 4 – 10 June —

The weekend saw Diamond Jubilee celebrations in parts of Headington. @headingtonnews captured two street parties in pictures. Sandfield/Staunton roads | Highfield and New Headington

I reported in Headington Headlines 62 that McDonalds franchisee Carl Room had won an award for his charity work supporting Ronald McDonald House in the JR Hospital. The charity ovides accommodation for parents whose children are having treatment in the hospital. After delays due to holidays I now have some more information in the form of this press release which describes Carl’s involvement and recognition more fully.

If you want to go to the Olympic Torch Relay celebrations in South Park on Monday 9 July you have to get a free ticket. Instructions and links here. Only available to Oxford City residents (which seems to mean people with a residential address/postcode paying Council Tax to Oxford City).

Inadequate and misleading road markings for cycle routes in Old Road were criticised in the press.

Warneford Meadow, a town green owned by the NHS, is up for sale. Local groups have until 23 July to express an interest otherwise it will go on the open market.

Friday’s high winds brought down a large branch of a tree in Bury Knowle Park onto the pavement on the London Road, and the Pickwick’s Guest House sign also on the London Road.

The Planning Inspector who will hear the West Barton development plans held a public meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday to explain how the hearing will be conducted.

Six gardens in Old Headington including The Coach House and White Lodge opened on Sunday as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The Kennett Road dental practice has a new website.

Martin Young wants his firearms licence back.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Olympic event in South Park, Monday 9 July
  • Warneford Meadow, Oxford – Notice of Intention to Dispose
  • Headington’s Mr Chocolate celebrates four years of success!
  • Arriva 280 bus from Headington to City centre
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.

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