Your next opportunity to meet newly-elected Cllr Stef Garden will be at our next Headington Ward Focus meeting.
HEADINGTON WARD FOCUS MEETING
Tuesday 31st July 2018
All Saints Church House, New High Street, Headington OX3 7AL
Do come along, we’d love to see you! All welcome. Admission free.
Your opportunity to get an update on local news from your councillors (and that includes Access to Headington latest!)
The Headington Lib Dem team is delighted that our colleague Stef Garden won yesterday’s by election yesterday and would like to thank all who voted.
Unconfirmed result is:
Stef Garden Lib Dem 949
Labour candidate 419
Conservative candidate 124
Green candidate 67
36.6% turnout was higher than expected
Stef says: “I’m so honoured to represent Headington. Thank you to everybody for their overwhelming support. Now the hard work really starts but I’m up for the challenge!”
We have alerted city council about Dog Fouling in the New Headington and Highfield area, Council is monitoring this and new stickers are up in All Saints Road,
Next Ward focus meeting is at All Saints Church House New High Street Headington @6pm on 31st July 2018.
Cllr Roz Smith has been advised that following receipt of monies, works to re-surface highway in Latimer Road are being scheduled to take place in August. Road markings will then be re-done and correct signage erected.
We have two guest speakers at next Tuesday’s Ward Focus meeting from Oxford Bus Company. Lucy and Maddie will talk about the new PICKMEUP bus service which launches on the 28th. This has been likened to an “Uber for buses”.
We invite residents to come and listen to the presentation and ask questions.
The Ward Focus Meeting is on Tuesday 26th June from 6:00-7:30 pm at Headington Baptist Church Hall. It is open to all residents who live in Headington Ward.
Here is an update from Cllr Roz Smith
Isaac Webb, project lead for Access to Headington project gave a progress update to local councillors.
A gas main had been discovered* at the Marsh Lane junction, thereby disrupting works and causing about a two-week delay, although they are expecting to make time up elsewhere with works that are easier to install.
Parking spaces outside the shops could be suspended as works are underway; businesses are being kept informed and the safety control officer is on hand to help with large lorry deliveries. There have been some complaints that businesses are suffering financially; government ruling is that compensation cannot be paid in these circumstances. (*This utility pipe had not appeared on records.)
Temporary traffic lights will be on when work to finish junction kerbs are underway – they are removed overnight. At the moment 24thJuly is the date for the change in direction of traffic that runs in front of the shops.
The JR junction works are on hold, with works planned to start at the top of Headley Way working their way on one side of the road towards the JR junction. These are due to start week beginning 25thJune. The advisory cycle lanes have been masked out; note I asked for the cyclists’ dismount signs to be removed as not necessary!
Safety through works has been an issue, e.g. jumping of red lights but no serious incidents have been reported.
I enquired when the Old Road continuous cycle lane works will start and is this still in the project. It is still in the scheme, will possibly be a priority next year. I also asked about the promised 20mph consultation for Windmill Road. The consultation is not part of Isaac’s remit and will depend on the highway safety team. I will continue to chase!
My last questions related to monitoring. There will be data showing before and after scheme is completed to show “benefit realisation”
Please note that the dates given are subject to change – e.g. finding another unrecorded utility pipe!
NEXT HEADINGTON WARD FOCUS MEETING
The next public meeting for residents who live in Headington Ward will be on
Tuesday 26th June
Headington Baptist Church, Old High Street, Old Headington OX3 9HW
from 6:00-7:30 pm
Ward Focus 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 email@example.com (phone preferred)
- For county matters please ring Roz Smith on 07584 257156 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org (phone preferred)