Your weekly round-up of local news for 19 – 25 November.
A man in his 40s was ‘repeatedly stabbed‘ by ‘a gang of youths’ in Wood Farm Road just before midnight on Thursday evening. Four young people in their teens were arrested. In what is thought to be a related incident a police cordon was put in place for a time on Windmill Road.
St Andrew’s Primary School Association @sasastandrews1 is holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday 2 December from 11am to 2.30pm.
Oxford City played well and made some chances but lost their FA cup home replay against Tranmere Rovers 0 -2 on Tuesday evening.
The man who became infamous as the “Headington door knocker”, scamming residents with a hard luck story and asking for money, was given a 32 week jail sentence suspended for 18 months by Oxford magistrates.
@TheAmpleforth in Risinghurst celebrated its first year since re-opening as a community pub.
A group of residents has put forward a proposal for restricting through traffic in Headington Quarry. The group, known as Filter the Quarry, wants to make the narrow streets safer and cleaner. Their website sets out the proposed scheme and the thinking behind it.
@HeadingtonPlan reports that resurfacing work at the junction of Windmill Road and Old Road will be carried out overnight starting today (Monday 26th November) for about 1 week. Access to and from Old Road will be restricted; diversion routes include Girdlestone Road and Gipsy Lane.
Headington’s Christmas lights will be switched on at 5pm on Friday 30 November outside Barclays Bank. There will be lights on five trees, a choir, mince pies, wine and the Lord Mayor – what could be finer?
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.
Your weekly round-up of local news for 30 July – 5 August.
A woman was attacked and robbed in Ferry Road, Marston by a man wearing a Halloween mask or face paint. The attack took place shortly after midnight on Sunday 29 July. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Residents in Wood Farm will be consulted from mid-August to mid-September on a proposed CPZ (Controlled Parking Zone). If approved, the CPZ could come into effect as soon as next January.
A 200-year-old oak tree in Risinghurst has been deliberately poisoned and will have to be felled. The tree is in the playing fields at the top of Grovelands Road.
Independent shop Pen to Paper joined twitter. Welcome, @ToHeadington!
Brookes was given planning permisson for a new building on the site of the Helena Kennedy Building on the Headington Hill campus. As well as the usual conditions the architects must produce a ‘detailed Lighting Strategy’ to include ‘lighting contour plans’. This is to ensure that night-time visual intrusion is minimised.
I reported last week that OU Hospitals had made a planning application to enlarge the A&E Department at the JR. Mysteriously, the application disappeared from the City’s planning website sometime on Monday and as I write still hasn’t reappeared. At the Headington Ward Focus meeting on Tuesday the Trust’s spokesperson from OUH Estates didn’t know about it and couldn’t offer any explanation. Local Councillors @RosalindRogers and @SGarden13 asked planning officers about it at the East Area Planning Committee the next day; they couldn’t explain it either.