Your weekly round-up of local news for 4 – 10 March.
As Frontier Estates are still in the local news, I have brought together all the mentions I have made of them on this blog in the form of a timeline. Use the ‘Frontier’ link in the main menu, or use this link to take you straight there.
Yesterday’s high winds brought down a tree on Headley Way at the crossing by Woodlands Road.
@RosalindRogers @HeadingtonNews Wind damages tree blocking Headley Way crossing. @TheOxfordMail pic.twitter.com/LKYwfdn0UX
— Alex Wilson (@UCGBAWI) March 10, 2019
Thieves broke into a shed belonging to Old Marston Parish Council and one belonging to a neighbour. The same people cut a fence in a field with horses. One horse got onto the A40 and was killed.
There was a break in at our shed and a neighbours shed Friday evening. The same people also allowed three horses to escape from nearby field. Sadly one was hit and killed by vehicle on the bypass.
— Old Marston PC (@oldmarstonpc) 4 March 2019
Rather belatedly I note that Martin Young’s appeal against the City Council’s rejection of his latest planning application was rejected by the Planning Inspector in February. @RosalindRogers was much more alert!
Finally! Planning inspectorate decision re 29 Old High Street, Headington. Appeal held 12 June 2018, decision appeal dismissed. @HeadingtonNews @RuthWilk @davidrundle @Howard_S
— Roz Smith (@RosalindRogers) February 11, 2019
Work has started on the refurbishment of The Somerset pub, Marston Road.
Work has started! pic.twitter.com/2HhUdENTcI
— Save Our Somerset (@SaveOurSomerset) March 4, 2019
Police are appealing for information about an assault and robbery which happened on the Marston cycle path at around 9.20pm on Saturday 2 March. A man was stopped by three men close to Ferry Road. He was threatened with knives, pushed off his bike, kicked and punched, and his wallet, phone and bracelet stolen.
Laura Biron-Scott is to be the new vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Quarry. She takes up her appointment in June.
My favourite Headington-related tweet:
Fair play to the girl going to Wood Farm school for #worldbookday19 as an Argos catalogue!
— BC (@Ox_Bex) March 7, 2019
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Exhibition of Student housing proposals at 1-7 Jack Straws Lane and Marston road Frontier ESTates