Headington Headlines #68

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 2 – 8 July —

The County Highways department confirmed that the recent flooding at the main crossroads in Headington happened because the drains outside Barclays Bank have collapsed. The road will have to be dug up but there’s no timescale yet for when the work will be done.

Cheney School’s Falcon Rowing Club made a video featuring @GDcafe @106jackfm and @Bill_Heine‘s shark. They are trying to raise money to keep their club (ahem!) afloat.

Martin Young lost his appeal against the withdrawal of his gun licence.

A 93yr old woman was the victim of a distraction burglary in Lime Walk on Tuesday.

The heavy rain on Friday flooded the road in Headington Quarry (picture from @GR33NIE).

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

  • Collinwood Road crossing of the A40
  • Reed Buntings
  • Headington to Wheatley Cycle Path
  • Empty shops in Headington
  • Fly tipping and verge damage in Sandhills
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.