Headington Headlines #277

Headington Headlines #277

Your weekly round-up of local news for 1 – 7 August.

With 10 days to go before the consultation period closes on 18 August there are 5 comments on the heatpipe planning application. The comments genarally object to the disruption and query the impact in relation to the Latimer Road student development and Access to Headington. All my posts about the project are under the ‘Energy Project’ tab in the main menu, and there’s a page of links and contact details here.

The @TheMasonsArmsHQ 2016 Beer Festival is on 2/3/4 September.

Oxford Furniture @OxFurniture announced that they are closing their shop in Headington on 24 August. They say that having traded for 14 years they can no longer compete against internet sales.

Oxford Furniture

The Iceland shop re-opened after its refurbishment, and @HeadingtonNews reports that Bar Meze has re-opened too.

My favourite OX3-related tweet of the week:

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

  • Dong Dong
  • Headington Farmers BREXIT UKIP Market

Headington Headlines #255

Your weekly round-up of local news for 22 – 28 February.

The first exhibition of the latest plans for Access to Headington was held on Saturday, and was well-attended. The plans have been modified since the initial proposals, but there are still bound to be some problems with the details. I will post more under the Access2H tab when I’ve got something ready.

The function room refurbishment @TheMasonsArmsHQ is complete.

Headington Quarry Nursery School is looking for a new Head Teacher to replace Lesley Carrington, who retires at the end of the academic year.

Oxford University’s Big Data Institute on the Old Road campus was topped out on Friday. It is Make Architects’ @MakeArchitects fifth building on the campus. Here is their description of the building.

Not strictly Headington, but if you saw the announcement a few days ago that Oxfordshire’s District Councils and MPs are backing the idea of abolishing the County Council and creating four Unitary Authorites you might like to know that there is now a websiite under the name Oxfordshire Vision and a twitter @oxonvision.

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

  • Empty ground-floor premises in Headington centre
  • Possible Extension to Car Spaces in Bury Knowle Park
  • Access to Headington – gloves off for round 2!
  • New School for Headington

Headington Headlines #119

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 1 – 7 July.

Work on the long awaited Marston cycle track from Edgeway Road to Fairfax Avenue is due to start on 29th July.

The last of the currently-planned @Oxonbike stations opened at Oxford Brookes Gipsy Lane site on Monday. See my blog post for exact locations, pictures and links.

As expected, Crown News morphed into W H Smith Local. @HeadingtonNews has the history of the shop, which has been a W H Smith before.

Even more of an institution, Café Noir closed this week after 24 years’ trading. The owners cite rent increases as the last straw.

The planning application for housing on the Barton Road cricket ground was approved.

The County Council’s latest proposals for new bus lane arrangements at the Headington roundabout & London Road are out for consultation. There’s a drop-in session with County officers on 18 July, 4 to 8pm at Quarry Village Hall. More details in this blog post.

More consultation, this time on County proposals to introduce a £2 charge at Thornhill and Water Eaton P&R for stays up to 11 hours. The 11-24hr charge is set to go up from £3 to £4 with corresponding increases for even longer stays. The consultation period runs to 31 July.

The @TheMasonsArmsHQ launched their new website.

Paralympic gold medal winner rowing cox Lily van den Broecke is an ex-pupil of @HeadingtonSchool, which gives me an excuse to report the repainting of her gold post-box even though it’s not in OX3.

A complaint about a pot-bellied pig made at Risinghurst and Sandhills parish council will be referred to the City’s Environmental Services.

The local branch of CAMRA is pressing for a new pub to be included as part of the Barton West development.

A quiet week on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week with only two active topics:

  • Plans for resurfacing of London Road between Bury Knowle and Green Road roundabout
  • Café Noir
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.