Headington Headlines #9

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 18 – 24 April.

Strictly speaking it was last week, but the Save Headington Library campaign organised an Easter Bonnet competition and Palm Sunday parade. Shauna Wood won first prize. There is talk of making it an annual event.

Four saplings planted by Windmill Primary School and members of the Low Carbon Headington group at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre were badly damaged by vandals.

It was confirmed that work is set to start on the new Barton Pavilion over the next few weeks. The £350k building will be ready for the new football season.

Oxford City Council’s North-east Area Committee approved plans to build 35 student flats and a ‘retail unit’ on the site of the old Cavalier pub on Copse Lane, Marston. The pub closed in 2008.

The Headington Farmers’ Market on Friday gave people normally at work a chance to see it for themselves and buy local produce.

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

  • Where does Headington’s water come from?
  • Road Works in Headington
  • Emergency closure of Dunstan Road
  • Unemptied bins: complain!
  • Re build of Barton pavillion gets go ahead
  • Abolition of Area Commitees

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.