Notes from the Headington Ward Focus meeting

Thank you for coming to our Ward Focus meeting in such numbers! We are sending out a summary of issues raised there in our Focus leaflet this weekend, but here is a flavour.

Hospital Trust news

JR planning application (please see link for press release from the Trust)

  • Considered by the city council to be a minor application, this means it will be determined by an officer using delegated powers unless called into committee by councillors
  • ED is short for Emergency Department (NHS officially preferred name for A&E) has two floors
  • Small change to footprint and some of it is infill
  • The outcome will be faster diagnosis, greater efficiency and bigger ambulance parking area – the application includes inter alia mini-operating theatres, an isolation ward, more resuscitation bays, better bereavement/family facilities and the project was prompted by inspection findings by the Care and Quality Commission.
  • Financial negotiations are in process
  • Time period of build likely to be Nov 18-Nov 19.
  • Deliveries will be made outside peak times via Headley Way

Ronald McDonald House

  • Build likely to start approx. Nov 2018 and last approx. 12 months then a 3 month refit
  • Construction traffic route is down Sandfield Road to Woodlands Road, and back out again to Headley Way via Woodlands Road
  • Parking problems not envisaged for hotel users as all the parents of sick children will be given stickers enabling them to use hospital car parking spaces.
  • Working hours – no evening/weekend working

There is currently one further build on site (University funded)

Questions/Issues

  • Need for construction and other works-related traffic to observe the 20 MPH limit – can this be written into planning consent?
  • Please can deliveries be made at times other than school drop-off and collection too?
  • Can signage be put up to show no access to JR in Sandfield Road?
  • Main contact for both builds is Jo Lennon lennon@ouh.nhs.uk
  • Residents urged to contact councillors if they have any queries or concerns

Access to Headington 

  • Utilities infrastructure issues have delayed the work
  • Work has stopped in one place because a nest was found
  • Shops asking for reduction in business rates due to loss of trade
  • Works outside the JR will take 6-8 weeks and involve putting in temporary traffic lights
  • Banks won’t be lost on the right hand side going downhill so the trees on that side will be retained
  • We are pressing to see  the design changes at the Headley Way / Woodlands Rd junction which aim to make cycling safer

Other issues raised

Noise nuisance from St Luke’s build at McMaster House

Latimer Road – UNITE coaches

English language schools – ASB and noise from 2 locations, Why don’t they have bus passes?

Lack of presence by police disappointing – updates needed on recent incidents, operations and rough sleeping.

JR Hospital A&E extension – speaker at tonight’s Ward Focus Meeting

We welcome Jo Lennon to tonight’s Ward Focus meeting. She will tell us more about the extension and improvements planned for the A&E department at the JR Hospital and will let us know when construction is due to start on the Ronald McDonald patient hotel accessible from Woodlands Rd.

The police will also be there to update us on recent incidents and activities.

Refreshments will be available.

Headington Ward Focus Meeting

Tuesday 31st July
All Saints Church House, New High Street
6:00-7:30 pm
All welcome to drop in or out at any time. JR speaker likely to arrive after 6:30pm

Come and meet your new councillor Stef Garden!

Come and meet your new councillor!

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

6:00-7:30 pm

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!)

 

Date and venue for June Headington Ward focus meeting announced

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  altaf.khan@oxfordlibdems.org.uk (phone preferred)
  • For county matters please ring Roz Smith on 07584 257156 or email her at roz.smith@oxfordlibdems.org.uk  (phone preferred)

Got any questions on planning? Ward Focus meeting tonight!

NEXT HEADINGTON WARD FOCUS MEETING

The next public meeting for residents who live in Headington Ward will be on

Tuesday 29th May

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

from 6:00-7:00 pm followed by refreshments

Guest speaker: Hayley Jeffery, Team Leader in Planning Development Management at Oxford City Council 

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  altaf.khan@oxfordlibdems.org.uk (phone preferred)
  • For county matters please ring Roz Smith on 07584 257156 or email her at roz.smith@oxfordlibdems.org.uk  (phone preferred)

You are invited to your February Ward Focus meeting

NEXT HEADINGTON WARD FOCUS MEETING

The next public meeting for residents who live in Headington Ward will be on

Tuesday 27th February

Ruskin College Board Room, Dunstan Road, Old Headington OX3 9BZ

from 6:00-7:30 pm

Guest speaker: Pat Woods, Abandoned Vehicles Officer at Oxford City Council 

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

City Council’s Chief Exec to speak at Ward Focus meeting

You have a top guest speaker coming to answer your questions at your next Ward Focus Meeting on 30th January – the chief executive of Oxford City Council. Here are the event details.

 

NEXT HEADINGTON WARD FOCUS MEETING

The next public meeting for residents who live in Headington Ward will be on

Tuesday 30th January 2018

Headington Baptist Church Hall, Old High Street, Old Headington OX3 9HW

from 6:00-7:30 pm

Guest speaker: Gordon Mitchell, Chief Executive at Oxford City Council 

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