Oxford Fiddle Open Evening, Quarry Village Hall, 14 April 2023, 2000

Oxford Fiddle Group will be holding another of their popular concerts in the Village Hall on 14 April, starting at 2000. Entry is free and there is a licensed bar.

More details are available on their website and the event poster.

Headington Action – Opportunity for a Part-Time Activity Researcher

Headington Action are currently recruiting for a part-time activity researcher. More details are on their website.

Memories of Quarry, 6 April 2023, 1900, Mason’s Function Room

An evening to celebrate, share and record the history of Headington Quarry.

This is the first event organized by the Quarry History Society. A group
of local residents who are interested in getting people together to
preserve and archive the incredible history of the area.

We welcome anyone with a story to tell about life in the Quarry. From
1823 – 2023!! This is a living history project.

So, if you would like to share photographs, documents, artefacts,
memories, family stories or are curious to know more, then please
come along.

When – Thursday 6th April – 7.00pm onwards
Where – The Function room @ The Mason Arms Pub, 2
Quarry School Place, Headington, Oxford OX3 8LH


Oxford Local Plan 2020-2040 Housing Need Consultation

Oxford City Council is consulting on the Oxford Local Plan 2040 Housing Need.  This consultation supplements the previous Preferred Options consultation undertaken in Autumn 2022 by seeking comments on the additional evidence related to housing need.  The consultation period runs from 13th February until 27th March 2023.

Housing need was discussed in general terms in the Preferred Options document, but no figure of need was included.  That was because the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 was intended to determine the housing need for Oxfordshire and apportion that to the districts, based on a spatial strategy.  However, work ceased on the Oxfordshire Plan and the updated Oxfordshire Growth Needs Assessment (OGNA) shortly before the City Council’s Local Plan 2040 Preferred Options consultation, and there was insufficient time to collect alternative housing need evidence before that consultation took place.   Alternative evidence has now been completed and is published as part of this consultation.  This evidence is the Housing and Economic Needs Assessment (HENA), jointly commissioned by Oxford City Council and Cherwell District Council and prepared by Cambridge Econometrics, Iceni and JG Consulting.  In addition to this, there is a Green Belt Assessment of Additional Sites.  Both documents are available to view in the list of evidence studies published on our website at www.oxford.gov.uk/localplan2040.  The consultation document can also be found at this link.

Comments on these documents can be submitted online, using our consultation portal, found here:  https://consultation.oxford.gov.uk/planning-services/oxford-local-plan-2040-reg-18-part-2-consultation/.   If you prefer to respond in writing or email, please email planningpolicy@oxford.gov.uk

Paper copies of the consultation materials are available to view in libraries.

32 Quarry High Street – Application for Demolition and Replacement (Updated)

Further Update: The planning application has been refused by Oxford City Council. A comprehensive report outlining the reasons why is available on the planning portal at the link below. We will continue to monitor the situation, as the developer may submit altered designs or appeal this decision

Update: We understand that the application has been called in for consideration by Councillors. No date has been set for that meeting – we will keep you updated on progress.

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of the existing 2-storey house at 32 Quarry High Street and replacement of it with  2 x 2-bed and 2 x 3-bed apartments. The application can be viewed and commented on on the Oxford City Council planning portal. The consultation closes on 2 February 2023.

We have a several concerns about this application, including the demolition of an existing Quarry house and the lack of provision for car parking.

We will be commenting on this application on behalf of residents, but we would also urge you to review it and comment on it for yourselves.

OxClean 2023, Quarry Hollow Park, 1400, 4 March

We will be organising another litter pick in the Quarry in support of OxClean. This year’s clean will take place on Saturday 4 March from 1400-1600.

Please join us at the sandpit in Quarry Hollow Park at 1400 for up to two hours.

All equipment and instructions will be provided – please bring along your children to help.

We hope to see you there.

2022 AGM – Minutes

The minutes of our 2022 AGM are now available on our website.

Headington Warm Spaces

We are aware of several local warm spaces for residents:

  • The Coach House on Quarry Road (poster)
  • Collinwood Road United Reformed Church (website)
  • Headington Baptist Church (website)

Oxford City Council provide information on other warm spaces on their website and there is more information from the BBC.

We understand that several others are due to be announced shortly – we will let you know about them as soon as possible.

If you know of any warm spaces, please let us know via our website or email so that we can publicise them.

Quarry Village Hall AGM and Fun Quiz, 7 December 2022, 1830

The postponed AGM for the Village Hall, followed by a Fun Quiz, will take place on 7 December, starting at 1830, in the Village Hall.

  • Come and hear about plans for the hall and give your ideas and suggestions
  • Join in our fun quiz
  • Tell us what events you would like to see in your hall

Quarry Village hall is owned by everyone in the parish of Holy Trinity, held in Trust and run by volunteers.  Besides being the home of a local nursery it is also one of the best local venues for children and family parties and events. Please join the Village Hall committee on 7th December to show your support of this lovely old building!

More information is available on the Village Hall website.

A Boxing Day Tour of Quarry, 26 December 2022

Maurice East, who gave a very interesting presentation on the history of Headington Quarry at our recent AGM, is leading a festive walking tour of the Quarry on 26 December.

More information and ticket booking are available here.