Your weekly round-up of local news for 28 January – 3 February.
Police continued with their emforcement operation against rat-running in Elms Drive, Marston.
Enforcement Operation continues in Elms Drive, Marston – No vehicles unless for access #highwaycoderules #NorthEastOxfordNHPT #P1551 pic.twitter.com/oa4XXGKJyr
— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) January 29, 2019
Plans for the latest addition to Oxford University’s Old Road Campus will be on show on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February. This is the new Institute for Developmental and Regenerative Medicine which will employ over 200 researchers. The exhibition is in Boundary Brook House on Churchill Drive, 4 – 7pm on Friday and 10 – 1 on Saturday.
Police are appealing for information about another back-door break-in, this time in Kiln Lane, Risinghurst.
It looks like Latimer Road is once again going to be the site of parking woes:
INCREASED PARKING PRESSURE IN HIGHFIELD AREA
St Lukes on Latimer Road has advised that their car park will be closed for six weeks from Monday (4th Feb) due to the construction of underground tanks. There will also be higher noise levels at times from the construction work.
— Stefanie Garden (@SGarden13) January 30, 2019
Headington seems to have an outbreak of door-to-door fish salesmen; whether it’s one group or several isn’t clear. While they may or may not be legitimate there’s always a worry about where the fish comes from, whether it’s been legally caught, and what recourse a buyer would have if it was sub-standard. Caveat emptor. Thanks to @ox_tale, @Howard_S, @JPDoy and @RobonaBike for information.
The long-running refurbishment of the Barton Community Centre drags on, with local residents reported to be unhappy about work on the site being left in an unsafe state.
My favourite Headington-related tweet:
Despite the challenge of snow and ice, outpatient appointments are going ahead today.
If you have an appointment, please take care on the roads. Call the number on your letter if you can’t make it.#helpushelpyou #oxonwinter pic.twitter.com/RNuOp5fzUI
— OUH (@OUHospitals) February 1, 2019
Once again there were no new posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week.