Headington Headlines #406

Your weekly round-up of local news for 11 – 17 February.

Oxford Ink, the tattoo shop in Roundway, Risinghurst closed without warning, apparently owing rather a lot of money in unredeemed gift vouchers, deposits and refunds. This tweet was posted on 6 February.

Just to clarify, this isn’t the tattoo shop that used to be in Windmill Road. The Windmill Road business was Black Mamba Tattoo @blackmambatatto but they closed in 2017.

The Community Governance Review, which starts the process which could lead to a Community Council for Headington (see last week’s Headlines), was agreed by the City Council on Wednesday.

There is an exhibition of early colour photography (autochrome) by Headington resident Ethelreda Laing and modern work by students at Brookes in Headington Library in Bury Knowle Park. It runs until 2 March. More about Ethelreda here on headington.org.uk.

It seems Frontier Estates, who attracted much local criticism over the development of Beech House, are at it again. They apparently want to build student accommodation on the corner of Jack Straw’s Lane and Marston Road. This post on the e-democracy forum says there will be a public exhibition on 28 February from 5 – 8pm at the United Reform Church on Marston Road.

A bungalow in Ethelred Court, Old Headington, caught fire in the early hours of Friday morning. The roof was destroyed. No-one was inside the house at the time as the owner was away, so fortunately there were no injuries.

The Wood Centre for Innovation @WCFI_OI, based at the new science development run by The Oxford Trust @TheOxfordTrust at Stansfeld Park in Quarry, is advertising for small start-ups to take office space there.

As Access to Headington work continues on Headley Way, a series of junction closures has been announced while the junctions are being reconfigured. The closures will affect in turn Fortnam Close, Woodlands (both sides), Franklin Road, Copse Lane, Coniston Avenue, Bowness Avenue and Derwent Avenue, starting with Fortnam Close on 4 March. See this separate post for details.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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