Headington Headlines #393

Your weekly round-up of local news for 5 – 11 November.

Frontier Estates failed to get planning permission for their care home at 1 Pullen’s Lane, but the JR got permission to extend the A&E facility.

Kudos to @OxMailNathanB for spotting that care home operators Baycroft had jumped the gun by including Pullen’s Lane in their portfolio. Here’s a screenshot, as the link will probably go soon!

Baycroft website 11/11/2018
Baycroft website 11/11/2018

Police were called to a disturbance at Meadowbrook College in Marston which broke out when they tried to recover a stolen scooter.

Headington Hill Park has a new information board thanks to the Friends of the park.

Japlene, the bespoke dressmakers in Windmill Road, is closing at the end of the year. Owner Polly Hyde started the company in 1980 and they have been in the same premises all that time.

Dr Anandagopal Srinivasan of Sandfield Road, charged last year with a sexual assault at the JR and another at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge (see HH334) is standing trial at Oxford Crown Court. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police have issued a warning about a man knocking on doors in Headington trying to get money with a hard-luck story. If this happens to you the Police ask you to call 999.

Oxford City FC held League 2 Tranmere Rovers to a 3 – 3 draw at Tranmere in the first round of the FA Cup. Kabby Tshimanhga scored a hat-trick. Their reward is a home replay.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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

Headington Headlines #351

Your weekly round-up of local news for 1 – 7 January.

Thieves broke into Headington Co-op at about 4.15am on Wednesday morning and stole cigarettes. The police were still there at mid-day but removed the cordon soon after. They are appealing for witnesses.

Police outside the Co-op at 12.00
Police outside the Co-op at 12.00

If you have finished with your real Christmas tree, here’s how and where you can recycle it. Please don’t just dump it!

Independent Marston Councillor Mick Haines has left it rather late to try to rally support for his objections to the Access to Headington work which starts in a couple of weeks.

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

    • Reply re Barton park
    • Barton Park Prices

Headington Headlines #348

Your weekly round-up of local news for 11 – 17 December.

The butcher’s and grocer’s shop in the place next to Posh Fish that used to be a pet shop opened on Monday. It sells South Asian food and halal meat.

Bollards have been placed next to the car park at the bottom of Headington Hill Park to prevent selfish parking on the grass beyond the logs.

before and after the bollards

Intruders broke into a house in Sandhills on the afternooon of 5 December but ran off after one of the residents, a man in his 80s, fought them off with a chair. The three intruders escaped by car.

It’s no surprise to report that OX3’s Labour MP @AnnelieseDodds and OxWAb’s LibDem MP @LaylaMoran both voted against the government in Wednesday’s ‘take back control’ Brexit vote.

After the exhibition of the latest Access to Headington plans, here’s a summary of what’s going to happen on Headley Way and Cherwell Drive starting in January.

My favourite Headington-related tweet:

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

  • Beech Houses
  • Lorry Sat nav
  • Osler Road/St Andrews
  • New Chinese Language Courses for January 2018
  • Are you a car club user in Oxford? The Transport Studies Unit would love to talk to you