Headington Headlines #99

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 11 – 17 February.

The details of Martin Young’s latest planning application for 29 Old High Street have reached the Council’s website. Its reference is 13/00311/FUL.

@RuthWilk reported that on Thursday police in Headington issued 7 tickets for no seat belts, 5 for use of mobile phone while driving, 2 for speeding, 6 warnings for speeding and 1 for cycling on the pavement.

Headington Action @HeadingtonA joined twitter.

There was a power cut in parts of Headington on Wednesday.

I’ve heard that Marston Heating Supplies is closing down after many years of trading.

The Somerset on Marston Road has re-opened after the owners returned from holiday.

The house on the Dorset House site on the corner of Latimer Road has a ‘SOLD’ sign.

An e-petition has been started on the City Council’s website asking for the Marston cycle path to be gritted in winter. A message on the e-democracy forum explains what it’s about and you can follow the campaign on twitter at @marstongrit.

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

  • Northway
  • Badgers
  • Foxwell drive Path
  • Headington Festival 2013 – organisers needed
  • 2 new shops in Marston?
  • ePetition to grit Marston cycle tracks in winter
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.