Headington Headlines #65

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 11 – 17 June —

An exceptionally wet day on Monday caused flooding in several areas, including the main cross-roads in the centre of Headington. @HeadingtonNews took a picture.

Thames Water has lifted the hosepipe ban, though the state of drought is still technically in force and the company is still encouraging everyone to be frugal in their use of water.

Dr Jenny Shute, who practices at Bury Knowle Surgery and King Edward Street Surgery, was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for her services to British skiing after 20 years of work for the sport.

The City Council has been deliberating over the future of the Old Marston Conservation Area and its conclusions are due soon. Several threats to the area have been identified and residents are actively participating in the discussions. @TheOxfordMail has a report.

New fencing for the Sandfield Road play area is being installed.

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

  • Begging outside Budgens/Greggs
  • Arriva 280 bus from Headington to City centre
  • Lack of seating in Bury Knowle Park
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.