Headington Headlines #12

Here is my weekly round-up of news for the week 9 – 15 May.

The 1st Barton Guide Unit and the 7th Headington Brownies each received grants of £500 from the Red Nose Day Community Fund.

A public meeting to discuss traffic and other problems in Osler Road was held on Monday. Cllr. @RuthWilk reports.

Oxford City Council began the consultation process on the Barton West redevelopment. A new twitter account @BartonOxford has been set up to help communications. The Council’s Barton page is here and to comment you can sign in or register here.

@BrookesTV reported that the closed Londis on the Windmill Road junction is to become a KFC. He/she later admitted “I heard it from someone who works in another local business and they seemed pretty sure”. I think it might be a troll, though discussion on the H&M e-democracy forum seems to think it’s likely to be true. (See latest posts on the forum near the bottom of the linked page.)

Fusion Hairdressing (newbie @Fusionhairoxf) in Headington has opened its new nail bar doing manicures, pedicures, threading.

Active topics this week on Headington & Marston e-democracy forum:

  • Rosemarys Restaurant
  • AV
  • Bus Users’ Forum 10th March
  • Planning applications: new arrangements
  • Brookes sells Cotuit Hall
  • Reclaiming the Ring Road, Connecting communities
  • Agenda for last-ever Area Committee meeting (Tuesday)
  • Headley Way public conveniences
  • Londis corner shop in receivership
  • Friends Of Warneford Meadow AGM

I try to cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.