Headington Headlines #151

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 17 – 23 February.

The magnolia outside Headington Library was blown down over last weekend (15/16 Feb). Picture c/o @HeadingtonNews.

Headington’s LibDem Councillors delivered flyers announcing a “Walk of Protest” on Saturday 1 March to protest about the poor state of the London Road between Headington roundabout and Bury Knowle Park. Protesters are asked to bring their own placards if possible.

Sainsbury’s opened in Headington shops on Thursday. It’s their 600th Sainsbury’s Local.

Photo: @headingtonnews

Jacobs & Field’s new venture Jacobs Chop House @JacobsChopHouse opened on Friday in what used to be Café Noir on Osler Road.

A man armed with a knife tried to hold up Headington Post Office on Friday, but staff refused to hand over any money and he left empty-handed.

Headington Quarry school marks its 150th anniversary this year! There’s a meeting tomorrow (25 Feb) to start planning the celebrations.

The family who have been managing the Victoria Arms leave today (Monday). They are taking over the Waggon and Horses at Beckhampton, Wilts.

I blogged about the cycleway to be made on the south side of the London Road between Gladstone Road and Wharton Road.

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

  • Roofer in Headington area
  • Flooded roads in Headington
  • police in Headington post office today
I 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.