Headington Headlines #380

The City Council’s Executive Board will consider a proposal to introduce parking charges at Court Place Farm, Marston. This is the site of parking for OXSRAD, Oxford City FC and for the Council itself. It’s said to be used currently by commuters, probably working at the JR. The report to the Exec Board is here. If approved, the proposal will have to go to the County Council as Highways Authority, when it will be opened to public consultation.

Bury Knowle Park was again awarded a Green Flag, one of six Oxford parks to receive this recognition.

Cyclists beware! @quarry_cycles spotted this cut-through cycle stand in Headington. The cut, covered with tape, lets a padlock cable be forced through so the bike plus padlock can be lifted and carried away.

The Headington Shark was in the news this week, being cleaned and repainted to mark its 32nd birthday.

And from @HeadingtonNews again, my favourite Headington-related tweet:

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

  • Beech House

Headington Headlines #354

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

The County Council has published a road closure notice in connection with the postponed Access to Headington work on Headley Way. It gives a start date of 12 February. According to @RuthWilk the work will go ahead if the Oxfordshire Growth Board agrees (and finds the money) on 1 Feb.

Churchill Ward Councillor Susan Brown @SusanBr86682854 has been elected as the new leader of Oxford City Council. She will take up her post as Bob Price retires next month. Linda Smith @LabLinda75, Blackbird Leys, is Deputy Leader elect.

Oxford Brookes published their plans for a development of 350 homes on their Wheatley Campus site. The site is in South Oxfordshire DC. They have applied for outline planning permission (ref P17/S4254/O); follow the link to see the documents and comments.

Illustrative layout
Illustrative layout
Image: gva.co.uk

It turned out that the tortoise found at Cheney School last week was none other than Tallulah, reported missing from a house on Old Road six months ago. Her incredible 322 metre journey made the national press.

A temporary building was installed in front of the A&E Department at the JR on Sunday. It will accommodate a GP surgery aiming to filter out arrivals who do not need full hospital treatment.

Bill Heine collected his Certificate of Merit on friday.

The latest set of nominations for the City’s Heritage Asset Register has been published and is open for public consultation. OX3 is well represented in this batch – details here.

I wrote a piece about a marketing shot that has gone round locally from Pharmacy2U which tries to persuade you to order your repeat prescriptions through them. I invite you to read the article before deciding whether or not to use them.

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

  • How do we get County to fix this ongoing flooding?
  • Reply re Barton park
  • Beech House
  • Concerns re parking prices in Headington

Headington Headlines #349

Your weekly round-up of local news for 18 – 24 December.

Bins will be collected one day later than normal this week, back to normal next week.

For food shop opening times over Christmas and New Year and other useful seasonal information see headington.org.uk.

The cut-through to the JR from the private road off Sandfield Road will be closed for the day on 1 January (6.00am on the day to 6.00am on the 2nd.).

The story about the Shark possibly getting listed status hit the national media. It was featured on ITV News, and has been picked up by some national dailies.

Parts of OX3, particularly Risinghurst, were out of water on Tuesday evening. Thames Water reported the fault as fixed at 1.000am on Wednesday morning.

Cyril Beavon, ex-OUFC footballer, who lived in Northway died at the age of 80.

@OUH_Estates won an award for Something In A Complicated Category To Do With The Heatpipe. But congratulations anyway to them and @VitalEnergi.

The stationery shop/gallery in the old post office has closed.

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

However you celebrate this time of year and whatever you call it, have a peaceful and happy break!