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Reminder: Ward Focus meeting Tuesday 31st May

A quick reminder that all are welcome to attend our WFM tomorrow Tuesday at Headington Baptist Church Hall from 6pm.

We’ll be discussing local and national issues from the closure of the local GP surgery to the EU referendum. We’ll be joined by the local police too so there’ll be something for everyone …. including refreshments!

Headington Ward Focus Meeting, organised by your local councillors Altaf, Ruth and Roz

Tuesday 31 May


Headington Baptist Church, Old High Street

with guest speaker Kirsten Johnson

Closure of Richards Medical Centre, Old High Street



Patients at the Richards Medical Centre have been advised that it will close at the end of the summer for a number of reasons. The decision has been prompted by the retirement of senior partner Dr Peter Saunders who has worked in Headington for 26 years.

More details are available from the practice website

The practice will be holding drop in sessions for its patients to come and discuss their concerns with staff at the Centre on:

  • Thursday 2nd June from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Thursday 9th June from 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

We have checked with the practice and are assured that there are spare places on patient lists at other practices in Headington, including the Manor Surgery and Bury Knowle.

Ruth will be going to the drop-in session on Thursday 2nd June at 7:30. If you are a patient, and want her to ask a question on your behalf, please get in touch.

Headington Festival weekend 4th and 5th June Bury Knowle Park

SATURDAY 10:00-15:00 in Headington Centre

There will be Street Entertainment including

  • Food & Craft Stalls
  • Art Events
  • Juggler
  • Music, Dancing & Singing
  • Treasure Island Competition
  • Raffle
  • plus a Fun Fair in Bury Knowle Park

SUNDAY 13:00-17:00 in Bury Knowle Park

  • Funfair
  • Sports Demonstrations & Have-A-Go!
  • Dance Exhibitions
  • Magic
  • Softplay
  • Art
  • Facepainting
  • Local Organisations Stalls and more!

Entry Free!! | Follow it @HeadingtonFest

EU: IN or OUT?

Want to have your say? Then come along!


Asian Cultural Centre

Manzil Way, off Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1 GH (parking in the Mosque car-park by kind permission)

Friday, June 3, 7pm-9pm

Organised by the European Movement, Oxford Region Branch


What it means for Oxford’s communities

Mrs Anuja Prashar, founder of Communities4Europe, discusses the social and economic issues in the EU referendum debate and answers your questions

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, Cllr Mohammed Altaf­Khan, will open the event

Mr Abdul Aziz, Chair of Oxford Central Mosque, will chair the discussion


For further information contact

Planning appeal

An appeal has been lodged concerning refusal of planning consent, and will be settled by written representations.

2 Piper Street, Oxford,


Application to certify that proposed dormer extension to rear roofslope and insertion of 1 rooflight in association with loft conversion is lawful development.

First newsletter about Beech House development (Latimer Road student accommodation)

We have received the first newsletter from Winvic and reproduce it in full for our residents’ information.


MAY 2016

Project title – Beech House, Latimer Road, Oxford, OX3 7PF Project duration – 59 Weeks

Current Week No. -1


Winvic have been appointed to construct the Beech House student accommodation development on Latimer Road, Oxford.

The project comprises of the demolition works to 4 existing dwellings inclusive of external walls and garden sheds.

A temporary heras fence will be installed to the perimeter of site to allow the external walls to be demolished to allow the permanent timber hoarding to be installed.

The main development consists of the construction of a five storey Student Accommodation ground with basement & a 4 storey Residential Accommodation in a separate apartment block, adjacent to main development.

The main elements of the development will consist of secant piling and tanking works to the basement, steel frame, brick work, render, external windows and roof works.

Works and phasing will take into account the neighbourhood and congestion.



We will keep you regularly updated on the status of the works with a monthly newsletter, however should you have any queries or concerns regarding the project please do not hesitate to contact our Project Manager, Nick Lakin 077209 71948.


The associated Demolition works for the Project are due to commence on site during week commencing 31st May 2016.

However, the initial works which comprise of the erection of temporary Fencing to allow the boundary walls to be removed and the installation of the permanent timber hoarding are due to commence during week commencing 23rd May 2016.

Throughout our works we will liaise closely with the surrounding Businesses and Residents and issue regular newsletters highlighting our forthcoming works.

  • Vehicular traffic will be monitored and major deliveries booked in to minimise any disruption caused to local businesses and close neighbours.
  • Site logistic plans will be posted at the front of site and updated within the newsletters.
  • Dust and noise will be monitored throughout our works working closely with the local authorities to manage our construction works as efficiently as possible.

Nick Lakin

Project Manager
Winvic Construction Ltd
Brampton House, 19 Tenter Road Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6PZ

T +44 (0)1604 678960 F +44 (0)1604 671021 E

  • At Winvic we believe in working closely with community to minimise any disturbance our works may cause and will be enrolling in the considerate constructor’s scheme to ensure only the highest standards are achieved.


As another element of our quality control, we aim to reduce the impact of our work on the neighbours by following the codes of practice set out in the Considerate Constructors Scheme [CCS], to which all Winvic projects are entered. This automatically measures how we deal with public questions and complaints.


Latest local planning decisions

All these have been granted planning permission.

John Radcliffe Hospital Headley Way  15/03671/FUL 

Erection of compound to house a liquid oxygen tank to provide medical gas to the hospital site. Formation of hard standing for delivery vehicles and provision of barrier with replacement of existing balustrade.(additional information)




44 Franklin Road Oxford 16/00131/FUL

Erection of two storey front extension incorporating roof extension and single storey rear extension. Formation of 2No rear dormer windows and insertion of rooflights in association with loft conversion (Amended plans).



24 Stephen Road Oxford 16/00605/FUL

Erection of a single storey rear extension.




3B York Road Oxford 16/00770/FUL

Erection of single storey side extension.


26 Staunton Road Oxford 16/00992/CPU

Application to certify that proposed roof alteration to form hip to gable, formation of 2No dormer windows and insertion of rooflights in association with loft conversion is lawful development.