Petition: Proposed 5G mast at corner of Margaret Road and Quarry High Street

Hutchison are preparing to submit a planning application for a 20 metre-high monopole mast for 5G and 4 equipment cabinets and development works ancillary thereto on the corner of Margaret Road and Quarry High Street.

Friends of Quarry are concerned about the visual impact of the mast on a key entrance to the Quarry. We are exploring what opportunities there are for Friends of Quarry and Residents to oppose the current positioning.

If you agree the the current position is not suitable, please sign our petition. If you have any comments and, in particular, if you have a proposal for an alternative location a short distance from this one, please use the comments box for that.

Many Thanks,

Friends of Quarry

Consultation: Proposed 5G Telecommunications Installation For H3G UK, Comments due by 18 February 2021

Hutchison are preparing to submit a planning application for a 20 metre-high monopole mast
supporting 6no. antennas, 4no. equipment cabinets and development works ancillary thereto on the corner of Margaret Road and Quarry High Street. The location can be found on the map.

If you have any comments concerning the proposal or the proposed location, please could you inform our local councillor, Roz Smith, by email or phone. Comments are due by 19 February, so please contact Roz by 18 February.

You may also find the guidance material on the consultation process useful. This proposal has been marked as ‘Red’ based on the likely Community, Planning and Environmental issues.

Headington Quarry Controlled Parking Zone – 15 February 2021

We’d like to remind you that the Headington Quarry Controlled Parking Zone comes into effect on Monday 15 February 2021. After that time, any vehicle parked on the road between 0900 and 1700, Monday to Friday (apart from in designated 2-hour limited bays outside Holy Trinity Church) will be at risk of receiving parking tickets.

Each house affected should have received a letter with more information in mid-January. The process is also explained on the County Council Parking Website. Permits, including visitor permits, can also be applied for on that site.

The CPZ will also be accompanied by new double yellow lines and signage. We expect those to be put in place before 15 February.

Headington Market – Volunteer Stewards Needed

The Headington Market held in Quarry Hollow Park every Saturday from 1000 – 1400 is volunteer run. Without volunteer stewards, it could not operate.

If you are interested in volunteering as a steward, please make contact by email at headington.market@gmail.com or sending a message from the Headington Market Facebook page.

Covid Support Available

This message is to remind you that support is available for vulnerable Oxford residents who need special help during the current lockdown. The simplest way to get help is to call the City Council Contact Centre on 01865 249 811.  The Contact Centre is staffed 8am to 5pm, with emergency cover out of hours. More information is available online 

Alternatively, complete the Oxford Together Community Support online form at Oxford Together . Oxford Together connects local people in the community to help one another with simple practical tasks. You may also use this form if you wish to be a volunteer and support others in your neighbourhood.

Please pass on this information to others that you know. Even if you think you or they do not need this support, they might know someone who does.

Carol Service, 20 December, 1800, online

From Revd Laura Biron-Scott:

Dear all

You are warmly invited to Holy Trinity’s carol service on Sunday at 6pm, held online this year for the first time! Don’t worry, you will be muted while you sing along! Please have mince pies and mulled wine ready to enjoy from home afterwards.

Online Carol Service: Sunday 20 December, 6pm via Zoom. You can join from 5.45pm using this link

Meeting ID: 859 9863 9063
Passcode: 283714

From 7pm, you can listen to the service on Youtube at this link.

On Monday 21st December at 5pm, we will be doing some small group carol singing in different locations around the parish, and you are welcome to join in from your front gardens or doorsteps. A poster is at this link.

On behalf of your parish church, I wish you all a safe and peaceful Christmas and a joyful New Year.

Revd Laura Biron-Scott
Vicar of Holy Trinity Headington Quarry

The Oxford Christmas Lunch

Every Christmas Day a large team of volunteers provide a free Christmas lunch to those in need at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead. This year, because of Covid, lunch is being delivered to people. They are looking for volunteer drivers. If you are able to help, or if you know of anyone who would benefit from this, please contact the organisers – details are on their poster.

Covid Vaccinations – Volunteers Requested

From Headington Action:

It is great news that Covid vaccinations of those over 80 years is happening in our area in the next few days. Hedena and Manor surgeries are operating a vaccination clinic at Barton Neighbourhood Centre on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th.  They are seeking volunteer cover to help with marshalling and signposting patients as they arrive and when they leave. Some of this may require being outside. The Friday and Saturday clinics are running from 8.00am – 6.00pm and Sunday is 9.30am – 3.00pm.

If anyone has a spare couple of hours please call Barton Community Association on 07866460446.

They will also be running repeat clinics on 8th, 9th and 10th January when this week`s patients return for their follow up jabs so will be looking for volunteers again that weekend.

People of Headington Quarry – Facebook Group

People of Headington Quarry is a Facebook group for current and former residents of the Quarry, sharing history and current events. You can find it on Facebook by by searching for Friends of Headington Quarry or at this link.

Shared Knitting

If you are interested in knitting, Shared Knitting have published some information on their recent activities.