Your weekly round-up of local news for 16 – 22 July .
The LibDems held Headington Ward in the by-election on Thursday. The new councillor is Stef Garden @SGarden13. Full results here.
Here’s a feel-good story in @TheOxfordMail about the new mural in the Marston underpass.
A man was racially abused and assaulted in Bury Knowle Park at about 7pm on Saturday 14 July. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Responding to this incident, a group called Oxford Stand Up to Racism with support from Oxford Labour organised a rally in Bury Knowle Park on Sunday. Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds and local councillor Martyn Rush gave speeches.
The Further Education Commission, an arm of the Dept for Education, has issued a critical report on Ruskin College. A history of poor financial performance over the past several years coupled with shortcomings in administrative staffing and systems has led to the possibility of Ruskin having to merge with another educational institution. The FEC’s report makes several recommendations which need to be implemented urgently.
Also from Ruskin College, my favourite Headington-related tweet this week:
Lunch break … … for @FarmAbility Co-farmers in Ruskin College’s Crinkle-Crankle Garden, an C18 Grade 2 listed walled garden in #Headington. The garden has been restored and maintained by the college and the surrounding Headington community and the co… https://t.co/RevBKa0UUD pic.twitter.com/Xxp7tDxsaP
— Howard Stanbury (@Howard_S) July 19, 2018
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- No to racism in Bury Knowle Park – Community walk
- Bath buildings Headington