Headington Headlines #395

Your weekly round-up of local news for 19 – 25 November.

A man in his 40s was ‘repeatedly stabbed‘ by ‘a gang of youths’ in Wood Farm Road just before midnight on Thursday evening. Four young people in their teens were arrested. In what is thought to be a related incident a police cordon was put in place for a time on Windmill Road.

Here comes the rain again!

St Andrew’s Primary School Association @sasastandrews1 is holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 2 December from 11am to 2.30pm.

Oxford City played well and made some chances but lost their FA cup home replay against Tranmere Rovers 0 -2 on Tuesday evening.

The man who became infamous as the “Headington door knocker”, scamming residents with a hard luck story and asking for money, was given a 32 week jail sentence suspended for 18 months by Oxford magistrates.

@TheAmpleforth in Risinghurst celebrated its first year since re-opening as a community pub.

A group of residents has put forward a proposal for restricting through traffic in Headington Quarry. The group, known as Filter the Quarry, wants to make the narrow streets safer and cleaner. Their website sets out the proposed scheme and the thinking behind it.

@HeadingtonPlan reports that resurfacing work at the junction of Windmill Road and Old Road will be carried out overnight starting today (Monday 26th November) for about 1 week. Access to and from Old Road will be restricted; diversion routes include Girdlestone Road and Gipsy Lane.

Headington’s Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm on Friday 30 November outside Barclays Bank. There will be lights on five trees, a choir, mince pies, wine and the Lord Mayor – what could be finer?

Once again there were no active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week.

Headington Headlines #394

A rather short weekly round-up of local news for 12 – 18 November.

Oxford City FC’s FA Cup replay at home to Tranmere Rovers will be televised. It’s tomorrow (Tuesday 20th) at 7.30pm on BT Sport. I hope it’s showing in the pubs for those who don’t pay for that channel – if you’re not at the match, that is.

The jury in the trial of Dr Anandagopal Srinivasan (see last week’s HH) found him not guilty of an alleged sexual assault at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, but failed to reach a verdict on the charge relating to the JR Hospital. The case will be heard again at a retrial next year.

Oxford Brookes’ plans to redevelop the Clive Booth student accommodation on Headington Hill are on public display this Thursday 22nd November from 3 – 7pm at the Post-graduate Centre in John Garne Way, Marston.

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Headington Headlines #393

Your weekly round-up of local news for 5 – 11 November.

Frontier Estates failed to get planning permission for their care home at 1 Pullen’s Lane, but the JR got permission to extend the A&E facility.

Kudos to @OxMailNathanB for spotting that care home operators Baycroft had jumped the gun by including Pullen’s Lane in their portfolio. Here’s a screenshot, as the link will probably go soon!

Baycroft website 11/11/2018
Baycroft website 11/11/2018

Police were called to a disturbance at Meadowbrook College in Marston which broke out when they tried to recover a stolen scooter.

Headington Hill Park has a new information board thanks to the Friends of the park.

Japlene, the bespoke dressmakers in Windmill Road, is closing at the end of the year. Owner Polly Hyde started the company in 1980 and they have been in the same premises all that time.

Dr Anandagopal Srinivasan of Sandfield Road, charged last year with a sexual assault at the JR and another at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge (see HH334) is standing trial at Oxford Crown Court. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police have issued a warning about a man knocking on doors in Headington trying to get money with a hard-luck story. If this happens to you the Police ask you to call 999.

Oxford City FC held League 2 Tranmere Rovers to a 3 – 3 draw at Tranmere in the first round of the FA Cup. Kabby Tshimanhga scored a hat-trick. Their reward is a home replay.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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