Your weekly round-up of local news for 18 – 24 March.
A newborn baby boy was found in a toilet in the JR Hospital on Monday. Police launched an appeal to help find the mother; she was later found and was looked after by the hospital. Mother and baby were later said to be doing well.
The work to make a surfaced path along Cuckoo Lane between Franklin Road and Pullen’s Lane, originally due to start last Monday, will now start today (25 March). Local residents and councillors had a site meeting last Tuesday to discuss the project. This post on the e-democracy forum has a link to the notes of the meeting, with explanatory pictures.
Dora Carr Close in Northway is one of five Oxfordshire building projects nominated for the RIBA South region awards 2019. All five are in Oxford itself. The regional winners will be chosen in May; the winners go forward for a National award, and from among those the Sterling Prizewinner is selected. To many people’s surprise, Westgate is one of the other nominated developments.
Hundreds of flyers for Society Hair Studio, of New Road in the city centre, were found dumped on the C S Lewis nature reserve in Risinghurst.
The Oxford Mail reports that house-builders Redrow have revealed their designs for the second phase of Barton Park. The company was given the job in February last year (see HH355). As I write this I haven’t seen the details; Redrow are best known for their very traditional designs but I have heard suggestions that their Barton Park development will be more in keeping with a modern-looking development.
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.
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.