Headington Headlines #77

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 3 – 9 September —

The gold letterbox to commemorate former Headington School pupil Lily van den Broecke’s gold medal coxing the mixed coxed four at the Paralympics is at the top of Divinity Road. It’s in the OX4 postcode area.

The Headington Beer Festival was on over the weekend at @TheMasonsArmsHQ in Headington Quarry, ending on Sunday in the traditional way by running out of beer.

Dorset House student accommodation was officially opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday (picture c/o @HeadingtonNews).

Sheila Robinson of London Road, Headington has retired from her volunteering job at Clic Sargent after 19 years.

Local Councillors @RuthWilk and @DavidRundle posted a useful update on sewer and storm flooding in Headington.

@TVP_Oxford put out a warning about a series of thefts from cars in Headington.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • Blue plaques
  • Thornhill Park & Ride: proposed charges for 11+ hours
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.