Old Road Campus – next development, Public consultation 8 & 9 Febr 2019

There will be two public consultations this week on the next major development on the Old Rd campus, Churchill Drive, OX3 7LQ. The proposed new building  (Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine – IDRM) will bring together 200+ world-leading researchers in the fields of developmental biology and regenerative medicine.

Members of the University and design team will be available to answer questions and receive feedback on plans at Boundary Brook House (aka Park Hospital) on

Friday, 8 February, 4.00 – 7.00 pm,
Saturday, 9 February, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm.
Queries to:

A bit of advice from the Oxford Hospital Trust

Hospitals get very busy in colder weather, especially A&E.

  • Winter is generally a very busy time for the NHS and health services in general – A&E in particular gets very busy, so please don’t attend unless it is a genuine medical emergency
  • 111 is the NHS’s non-emergency telephone number. It is  open 24 hours a day and is fast, easy and free. Your symptoms will be assessed over the phone by a healthcare professional who will then immediately direct you to the best medical care for your symptoms
  • Local community pharmacies can help you with lots of everyday ailments
  • Get your flu jab – flu can be very serious for people over 65, people with long-term conditions such as diabetes, or kidney or heart conditions.  Pregnant women are also at risk
  • If you start to feel unwell, don’t wait until it gets more serious – seek advice from your pharmacist in the first instance
  • Make sure your own medicine cabinet is stocked up with cough and cold remedies, and that you’re up to date with your prescription medicine
  • Keep an eye out for your elderly neighbours
  • Keep your home warm
  • Visit the NHS Stay Well website for more information

No photo description available.Consensus at last – everyone agrees that Brexit is a mess!

It is now clear that the promised Brexit cannot be delivered.
We have run Brexit surveys and stalls to listen to local residents’ views on Brexit. Local Brexitometers have consistently shown support for an Exit from Brexit through a People’s Vote. There is far less support for a General Election, at least until Brexit has been resolved.

Anneliese Dodds in parliament yesterday mentioned that over 2000 constituents have contacted her and only a handful supported the deal. She indicated that she is listening; so write to her, and if you have already, write again. #PeoplesVote

Email Stef if you have any European Union questions or would like to help with the campaign.

Latimer Road remedial works

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.”

Oxford Mail story about an incident in Bury Knowle Park

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.