Headington Headlines #7

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 4- 10 April.

It seems to have been a particularly quiet week for OX3 news, but I have gleaned these nuggets for you.

The Street Warden service changed to become the Community Response Team. Community Wardens will focus on tackling anti-social behaviour including environmental crime and enforcement. Whether they will catch the For Sale board arsonist who’s been active again this week remains to be seen.

Concerns and protests about plans to open a bail hostel in Headley Way escalated, with 30 people reported to have demonstrated outside the house last Saturday.

Oxford Brookes announced it will be charging the maximum £9000 tuition fees. Oxford University may make a contribution to the expansion of Thornhill Park & Ride as part of their proposed plans to redevelop some of the Old Road Campus site.

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

  • Park & Ride Survey
  • Planned Bail Hostel at Headley Way
  • Dorset House
  • Where does Headington’s tap water come from?

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.