Headington Headlines #81

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 8 – 14 October —

I came across this report of a reunion of people who were students in Cotuit Hall in the days when it was part of Oxford Polytechnic. It took place in September and celebrated 30 years since they were students together. If the link takes you to a login page you don’t have to log in – just click on the ‘News and Events’ link on the left and scroll through to the article dated 2 Oct 2012.

Bury Knowle barn and stables can be yours – offers in excess of £450,000 invited.

Sheep farmers @CamillaandRoly had a stall at Headington Farmers’ Market for the first time.

Ruskin College responded to the story claiming they had destroyed a large part of their archives.

Windmill School had their Autumn Fair and there was a Barn Dance in All Saints’ on Saturday.

@Stagecoach_Ox announced they will be introducing a fleet of brand new buses on route 10 from Sunday 28th October. A more frequent service will run every 10 minutes during the day Monday – Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sundays.

Marston police/PCSOs are now tweeting as @TVP_OxNorthEast (I think this is their third twitter renaming). Their latest newsletter is here. It includes advice about trick-or-treating and about the PCSOs doing a 38 mile charity bike ride round Oxford to raise money for Oxsrad.

Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet member for education Melinda Tilley took the opportunity while standing in for the cabinet member for the voluntary sector to award @ThriveBarton a grant of £2500.

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

  • New cancer centre for Headington
  • Illegal Jam-jars
  • 700 Not In Smart Zone
  • Collinwood Road crossing of the A40
  • WARNING : cold calling home security company
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.