Tree Felling on Headley Way

It has come to our attention several trees alongside the new Headley Way cycleway are being felled by subcontractors for the City Council.

We are investigating the exact circumstances, but to our knowledge neither City nor County Councillors were informed in advance of this work. Oxford Direct Services have explained their work on Twitter, citing damage to the trees’ roots; however, we are pressing them to publish their assessment and to explain why work was commenced without prior consultation.

City and County Councillor Roz Smith previously campaigned successfully to retain these trees from felling in the course of the County’s ongoing Access to Headington transport upgrades, and will be seeking assurances that any future work of this kind goes before councillors in advance.

Coronavirus Advice

We are collecting here a list of the most useful resources for Headington residents dealing with the consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Oxfordshire County Council have launched a support service for vulnerable people. If you or someone you know has been identified as extremely vulnerable by the NHS and have no support network, please contact the dedicated team on 01865 89 78 20 or email shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk. If you live in Oxford City, you can also phone 01865 24 98 11 between 8am and 5pm or visit www.oxford.gov.uk/CommunityAssistance

Residents having problems of any kind should not hesitate to get in touch with their councillors using the phone and email details on the right-hand side of the screen.

Local official guidance
www.oxford.gov.uk/coronavirus
www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council/services-affected-covid-19

Summary of government guidance
111.nhs.uk/covid-19
www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS guidance translated into 34 languages: www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information​

Resources for employees, workers and businesses
Advice for employees, including people furloughed or laid off
Support for self-employed people
Advice for businesses, including job retention

Charities focusing on vulnerable people
www.mind.org.uk
www.ageuk.org.uk
www.carersuk.org
womensaid.org.uk
mensadviceline.org.uk

Advice for people with particular medical conditions
www.asthma.org.uk
www.diabetes.org.uk
www.versusarthritis.org
Cancer Research UK
The British Heart Foundation
The British Lung Foundation

Schools
If you need help supporting your children’s learning during school shut-downs, check with their school to find out what help might be available.
BBC Bytesize might be a useful home learning resource

Local information
Headington News: information on shopping, businesses, travel and much much more. Please email the editor with any temporary changes due to the current situation.
Daily Info​: frequently updated, including which businesses are open or offering deliveries.

Volunteering
NHS Volunteer Responders are needed to transportation and community support. 
Oxfordshire All In ​are mapping​ all Coronavirus neighbourhood support groups across the county.
Oxford Hub​ is coordinating a ​ Oxford-wide​ community response to the coronavirus and looking for volunteers.
Oxford Covid-19 Mutual Aid​ (facebook / twitter) helps connect people in and around Oxford online​.
Researchers from Kings College London among others want people to help track their symptoms.

Headington has many​ Residents’ and Community Associations, places of worship and other local groups whose members are all working together to support each other and the community as best they can. For a full list see ​Headington News under Local Information above.

Headington Ward Meeting

Ward meetings are run on a drop in and out basis and are free of charge. There is an open session where residents can raise issues of concern. There’s no need to book.

If you would like to contact your Lib Dem city councillors for advice on any issue please contact:

Altaf on 07931 345554 (phone preferred), cllrmaltaf-khan@oxford.gov.uk Stef on 0744 3331700 or email at cllrsgarden@oxford.gov.uk For county matters please ring Roz Smith on 07584 257156 (phone preferred) or email her at roz.smith@oxfordshire.gov.uk (phone preferred)

UK in EU

Rt. Hon. Dame Margaret Beckett MP and Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP, the joint Political Chairs of the People’s Vote campaign, has launched a new report entitled Six Dead-Ends, One Cliff-Edge, Only One Way Out.

It shows how a series of proposed Brexit outcomes are likely to deepen the crisis and lead to further deadlock, before setting out a clear – democratic – path to a lasting solution through a People’s Vote.

Headington Ward Meeting


Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 6.00 – 7.30 pm

All Saints Church House, New High Street, OX3 7AL

Ward meetings are run on a drop in and out basis and are free of charge. There is an open session where residents can raise issues of concern. There’s no need to book.

If you would like to contact your Lib Dem city councillors for advice on any issue please contact:

  • Altaf on 07931 345554 (phone preferred), cllrmaltaf-khan@oxford.gov.uk
  • Stef on 0744 3331700 or email at cllrsgarden@oxford.gov.uk
  • For county matters please ring Roz Smith on 07584 257156 (phone preferred) or email her at roz.smith@oxfordshire.gov.uk (phone preferred)

Fraud and Cyber Prevention Fair

20 March 2019, 11 am – 3 pm

Main Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes Univeristy

A Headington resident reported a new scam after being called by them himself, as reported by the Oxford Mail on 12 March. The scam involves a call from perpetrators pretending to be from BT and tries to trick callers out of their credit card details. They demand money for unpaid bills from customers, and involves disconnecting the line to prove they are from BT.

All members of the community are invited. The event is being held by Thames Valley Police and members of the Neighbourhood Team will be there to answer questions.
https://www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/events/fraud—cyber-prevention-fair/

Headington stabbing

It is with shock and sadness that we learned about the stabbing at the Headington Co-op yesterday afternoon. A young women was treated on the scene and taken to the JR. We understand her condition to be serious but not life threatening. Our thoughts are with her and her family.

We thank all the members of the emergency service for their quick response and the members of the community who helped. We have been reassured that the incident is not linked to the recent murder in East Oxford or any other organised criminality, and that there is therefore no risk of any wider community impact.

Police continue to search for the offender who is described as black, of large build with short dark hair. He was wearing a bomber jacket and a tracksuit at the time of the incident. There will be an increased police presence for the next few days and residents are encouraged to stop and speak to the officers if they have any questions or concerns. Police warn not to approach the attacker but to call 999 instead. If you have any information please call 101 or use the online service.

McMaster House – tree works

19/00471/TPO | Works to various trees as specified by Oxford Tree Surgeons as indentified in the Oxford City Council – Latimer Road (No.1) TPO, 2005. | McMaster House Latimer Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX3 7PX

http://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PNBSAZMF13X00