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Bulb Planting in the Quarry, 26 October, 1000

Please join Friends of Quarry to help plant 1,000 daffodil bulbs.

We will meet at the junction of Beaumont Road and Green Road at 1000 on 26 October. Please bring spades. All the family are welcome.

We hope to see you there.

Connecting Oxford Proposal – Public Consultation, Deadline 20 October 2019

You may be aware of the Connecting Oxford proposal. If not, you can view the proposal and more detailed information at Connecting Oxford.

Public consultation is now underway. Friends of Quarry will consider whether to respond to the consultation. You are welcome to contact us with your feedback. You also have the option to respond directly to the consultation as an individual. Details of the consultation process are on the Connecting Oxford website. The deadline for responses is 20 October 2019.

We understand that the proposal will be discussed at the next Quarry and Risinghurst Residents Meeting. That will be held on 26 September in the Mason’s Function Room (time TBC).

Friends of Quarry Quiz Night, Friday 4 October, Mason’s Arms, 2000

We will be holding the third annual Friends of Quarry Quiz night on Friday 4 October in the Mason’s Arms Function Room, starting at 2000.

Entry (on the door) is £2 per person.
There will be beer, soft drinks and wine to purchase.
Prizes will be awarded for each quiz round, and for the team that wins the overall quiz.

We hope that you will be able to join us at the Quiz.
We are looking for teams of 2, 3 or 4.

Please book your team in either via Facebook (The Friends of Quarry), email ( or by phoning 762713. We will also organise teams on the night.

There will be an opportunity to join Friends of Quarry.
Come and meet your neighbours and enjoy a fun quiz!

We hope to see you there.


Headington Community Council – Public Meeting, 1 August 2019, 1930, Headington Quarry Village Hall

The City Council is running a consultation until August 23rd on the proposed Headington Community Council and has distributed a pamphlet to explain the consultation. The Headington Neighbourhood Forum (HNF) has delivered its own leaflet setting out the benefits.

HNF is organising a Public Meeting in Quarry Village Hall, 7:30pm on Thursday August 1st so that residents can seek information and express their opinions. HNF will also have a stall at the Saturday Market on August 3rd & 10th. See the HNF website for more information:

Unveiling of Blue Plaque for Joan Murrray, Larkfields, Headington Quarry, 27 July 2019, 1500

Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board will be unveiling  a Blue Plaque commemorating


 1917 – 1996

 Bletchley Park Cryptanalyst, Numismatist

 at 7 Larkfields, Headington Quarry

on Saturday 27th July 2019 at 3 pm

 All welcome to attend the ceremony

Picnic in the Quarry, 22 June 2019, 1200, Quarry Hollow Park

Picnic in Quarry!

Come and meet your neighbours!

Saturday June 22nd from 12:00 noon
at Quarry Hollow Park (off Quarry Road, opposite the Village Hall)

There will be a Friends of Quarry stand where you can discuss
Headington Quarry matters and help us celebrate our 60th birthday.
Our local councillors and PCSO Ahmed Mohamed have also been invited.

Please bring your own food and drink plus any old photographs or other
historical memorabilia that you may have of Quarry to allow new neighbours to understand the history of Quarry.

Park activities include slide, climbing frame, sandpit, swing and basketball ring.
In the event of bad weather, please come to the Village Hall instead.
No ticket required. Just turn up whenever you like.


Friends of Quarry Newsletter, February 2019

We have published our latest newsletter. It will be delivered to all houses in the Quarry shortly.