Headington Headlines #80

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 1 – 7 October —

There was a suspected arson attack early on Tuesday morning at Foresters Tower in Wood Farm. Two men were later arrested and have been released on bail.

Tuesday also saw low water pressure affecting the Quarry area yet again.

If you didn’t apply by Friday it’s now too late to enter for Step Dance School’s Headington Goes Strictly. Learn to dance in a day, show off your moves in the final competition on 17 November. Tickets available.

@nickyloymusic witnessed her neighbours thwarting a bike theft in Lime Walk. They accosted the would-be thief and called the police who marched the hapless youth off in handcuffs.

RH Transport, operators of the 700 hospital service, other routes and school buses, ceased operations without warning on Thursday. The County Council has arranged for new operators to run services from today (Monday).

Abacus College, currently based in George Street, has applied for change-of-use planning permission to allow them to move into the offices above Londis. There’s more information on the e-dem forum and you can see the planning application here.

David Cameron visited the JR Hospital on Saturday.

My favorite Headington-related tweet this week:

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

  • 7 Stephen Road
  • Thornhill Park & Ride: proposed charges for 11+ hours
  • 700 Not In Smart Zone
  • Abacus College hopes to move to Headington
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.