Headington Headlines #72

It may have been all action in the Olympics but here in Headington it was rather quiet. Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 30 July – 5 August —

I’ve discovered @storify and put a sidebar link on the right. The first ‘story’ covers EF’s plans to develop Cotuit Hall.

There was another loss of water supply for a few hours on Monday, this time in Headington Quarry. Around 2000 homes were said to have been affected.

Torrential rain with hail, lightning and thunder on Sunday afternoon caused flash flooding in Marston. The ground floor of a block in Oxford Brookes’ Clive Booth Hall was also flooded.

Martin Young’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission to demolish 29 Old High Street was heard this week. City planning officers described the plan as “the second worst” they had ever seen.

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

  • Empty shops in Headington
  • Save Bury Knowle Barn and Stables!
  • No water in central Headington this morning (Tue 24 July 2012)
  • Shanghai house takeaway
  • Lack of seating in Bury Knowle Park
  • Disposing of electrical goods
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.