Headington Headlines #88

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 26 November – 2 December —

As the Cherwell rose to exceptionally high levels parts of Marston were under water but as far as I have been able to discover no homes were flooded.

The record of Tuesday’s meeting to discuss plans at Holy Trinity Church (Quarry) is available online.

A take-away delivery man was assaulted in an attempted robbery late on Sunday evening (25/11) in Broad Oak, Headington.

Nancy Higgins, an 82 year old dementia patient, was reported missing on Tuesday after an appointment at The Churchill Hospital but was found safe and well later that night.

Pullens Lane, which is a private road, is to be resurfaced this coming week. If the Cotuit Hall redevelopment goes ahead it will probably have to be done again.

The mis-spelling of ‘Quercus’ (Oak) on the plaque in Bury Knowle Park didn’t escape the sharp eyes of @HeadingtonNews. The punctuation is all rather muddled too.

The row over the alleged dumping of @Ruskin_College archives made the local TV news with coverage of a protest demonstration on Friday.

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

  • Proposed Changes To Holy Trinity Church
  • Long-stay charging to begin at Park and Ride
  • Bury Knowle Depot Development – Comment by Dec 10th – new topic
  • bus serving the JR
  • Flooding in Marston
  • Thornhill park and ride bus service and route 8
  • MISSING – Grey Long Hair Cat (Millie) – Headington, Oxford
  • Bus Service to Northway Estate
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.