Headington Headlines #76

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 27 August – 2 September —

The future of the Three Horseshoes pub in Old Marston is in doubt. Landlady Jeanette Cadd who has run the pub for 30 years is retiring. She has planning permission to turn the Grade II listed building – an old smithy – into two dwellings but has said she has not finally decided what to do with the pub, which is a free house. There are two other pubs in Old Marston, the Red Lion and the Victoria Arms.

In the wake of Oxford University completing the purchase of the Park Hospital site to facilitate the University’s development of the Old Road campus, Headington Councillor @RuthWilk called for a Headington masterplan to guide development.

A book by Dawn Griffis covering the history of Headington Hill Hall over the years 1939 – 1958 has been published.

@RyeStAntony School has submitted a planning application (ref 12/02214/FUL) for the erection of single storey extension to provide a new science room and office.

A Headington page has appeared on facebook. It’s nothing to do with me.

A lorry overturned in collision with a car at the Headington roundabout on Friday.

The new Dorset House student accommodation is open for business.

Former Headington School pupil Lily van den Broecke won a gold medal coxing the mixed coxed four at the Paralympics.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • When is a cycle lane not a cycle lane?
  • walking dogs 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.