Your weekly round-up of local news for 3 – 9 December.
Fire crews attended a tumble dryer fire in Foxwell Drive, Northway on Tuesday.
Cllr Nigel Chapman (Headington Hill & Northway) planted a giant sequoia in Headington Hill Park on Wednesday. It’s this year’s planting by the Friends of Headington Hill Park.
Also in Barton, the city council is holding a consultation exhibition today (10 December) about the redevelopment of Underhill Circus. It’s from 2 – 7 pm and they promise mince pies and hot drinks!
I extracted all the policies in the City’s latest Local Plan document which relate to possible development sites within OX3. You can read about it and download the extracted document here.
Slightly further afield, South Oxfordshire District Council has put the green belt land between Barton Park and the Elsfield road back into its draft local plan. @headingtonnews has compiled a helpful history of the redevelopment plans for this land.
@TheAmpleforth‘s success in making it through its first year earned the community pub in Risinghurst a page in the Oxford Mail.
Enough said ! pic.twitter.com/GJGjS8ABQR
— The Ampleforth (@theampleforth) 6 December 2018
The Bayswater and Boundary Brooks and other streams in the city have become dumping grounds for broken, stolen or just plain abused dockless bikes.
My favourite Headington-related tweet:
Dear @OxfordCity Coucil. There is a dead deer blocking the downhill cycle lane on Headington Hill. It would be great if you could get it removed.
— Shotover (@ColonelShotover) 8 December 2018
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Massive student development proposed by Brooke in Headington Conservation Area
- Possible new development adjacent to Barton Park