The Oxford Bus Company is running a Brand a Bus competition for charities and other good causes to have their name and logo displayed on a bus. Headington Action has entered the competition. To vote, please go to: https://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/competition
Roz has been given the following information by the Highways Department.
Direct Services will be carrying out some minor carriageway/footway remedial works over the next two weeks but the date hasn’t been set as yet for the carriageway resurfacing works – we are still awaiting a date from the surfacing company … Once they get back…with a firm date, we will be sending out residents’ letters before the work starts. I’m hopeful it will be completed by the first week of September at the latest.”
Headington councillors are asking the Oxford Mail reporter concerned to give evidence for wording in his article that may not be factually correct according to the full police report given to us by our neighbourhood police team. We have been advised by neighbourhood police that the incident is being treated as a serious assault, but not a racist one, but will update this website when we have spoken to the journalist.
The Oxford Mail has provided councillors with information received from Thames Valley Police. We are asking the police for a definitive statement and will post it when we have it.
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.
The 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!”
Don’t forget that Thursday is Election Day!
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,
Last year, the City Council received just under a thousand complaints through its out of hours service or online. Add to this several hundred enquiries made by telephone, face to face or as part of general nuisance or anti-social behaviour complaints, and it’s not surprising that noise is the number one cause of complaint.
It has several teams who act on noise complaints:
- the Business Regulation and Miscellaneous Licensing team deals with commercial pollution, including noise
- the Private Sector Safety and HMO Enforcement teams deal with serious housing-related nuisance
- the Community Response Team deals with domestic noise and low level anti-social behaviour
- the Anti-Social Behaviour Investigation Team deals with more serious levels of anti-social behaviour.
Outside normal working hours a rota of officers from these teams provides the out of hours noise service.
There are no fixed limits for what noise levels are considered acceptable, meaning the teams need a good understanding of the legal framework around noise nuisance and the ability to make accurate sound measurements.
We have just been advised by County that..
For awareness, the forecast has been updated this morning for heavy rain overnight so tonight’s closure/works is being cancelled.
Signs have gone up to say that London Road closed for 3 nights 20:00 – 05:00 starting 9/5/18 between Headington traffic lights and the petrol station. Here is our latest information from the County’s Access to Headington team.
Stephen Road access will be maintained but from the Windmill Road direction only.
Windmill Road/London Road will be gated and manned for local access.
Access to the petrol garage will be maintained until 11pm.
Blue lighters aware inc. SCAS and JR – signed via bypass
Eastbound London Road: Diverted via Headley Way
Westbound London Road: Diverted via bypass
Lime Walk: Access via Old Road (or other local road)
New High Street: We’ve cancelled the one way so will be accessed from Bateman Street
Osler Road: Access via St Andrew’s Road
Kennet Road: Access via London Road as normal (through gated closure)
Stephen Road: Access via London Road as normal (through gated closure)