Headington Headlines #404

Your weekly round-up of local news for 28 January – 3 February.

Police continued with their emforcement operation against rat-running in Elms Drive, Marston.

Plans for the latest addition to Oxford University’s Old Road Campus will be on show on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 February. This is the new Institute for Developmental and Regenerative Medicine which will employ over 200 researchers. The exhibition is in Boundary Brook House on Churchill Drive, 4 – 7pm on Friday and 10 – 1 on Saturday.

Police are appealing for information about another back-door break-in, this time in Kiln Lane, Risinghurst.

It looks like Latimer Road is once again going to be the site of parking woes:

Headington seems to have an outbreak of door-to-door fish salesmen; whether it’s one group or several isn’t clear. While they may or may not be legitimate there’s always a worry about where the fish comes from, whether it’s been legally caught, and what recourse a buyer would have if it was sub-standard. Caveat emptor. Thanks to @ox_tale, @Howard_S, @JPDoy and @RobonaBike for information.

The long-running refurbishment of the Barton Community Centre drags on, with local residents reported to be unhappy about work on the site being left in an unsafe state.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

Once again there were no new posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week.

Headington Headlines #384

Your weekly round-up of local news for 3 – 9 September .

1970s Norwegian speedway star Dag Lövaas who rode for Oxford Rebels in 1975 is appearing at @TheAmpleforth in Risinghurst on Friday this week (14th).

The controversial planning application for the new Swan School in Marston was rejected by the East Area Planning Committee on Wednesday. You can be sure this won’t be the end of the story! There’s a good write-up by @OxMailSophieG in the Oxford Mail.

It’s becoming a habit. The Headington Beer Festival at @TheMasonsArmsHQ had, er, run out of beer by Sunday morning. The perils of success!

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

The Headington & Marston e-democracy forum remains comatose with no new posts again this week.

Headington Headlines #379

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.

Screenshot 1649 05/08/2018
Screenshot 1649 05/08/2018

There were no new posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week.