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Newsletter – July 2018

We have recently distributed our latest newsletter. A copy is attached.


Friends of Quarry

FOQ_news_booklet_final (Online Version)


Planning Update – July 2018

We are sometimes asked how FOQ decide which applications to comment on and on what basis.  We will comment on applications where we feel there is an impact on the Conservation Area, especially  on its character and appearance, and where neighbours express strong concerns. This can include applications outside the Conservation Area.

Of 17 planning applications in Quarry last year we commented on five plus Stansfeld.  We did not comment on any applications for tree work/removal.

16/01373/FUL Holy Trinity Church. We were generally favourable, following changes made to the earlier application, which was withdrawn.

16/01674/FUL 10 Beaumont Road We were concerned about the size of the rear extension and its impact on neighbours

16/01272 New Access to the Masons Arms off the Stables. Our main concern was the loss of walling along the Stables and the change to the character and appearance of this part of Quarry. The Planner’s Report has raised several concerns about the Council’s commitment to the Conservation Area and we have requested a meeting with the Council to discuss.

16/02618/FUL Stansfeld Education Centre We were generally favourable but concerned about the impact of traffic and parking on Quarry

16/03233 25 Quarry High Street Lots of internal improvements proposed plus significant changes to the external appearance.  This property is part of a 70s development which has clear design elements running through all properties. Should we be concerned about the loss of these elements in the Conservation Area? Discuss Not sure we need this one see below

17/007771/FUL 1A New Cross Road Like many neighbours, we were concerned about the loss of off street parking and front garden. These plans have since been amended.


Lawrence Kelly

Jeff Mcilhinney

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Oxford Fiddle Group Real Ceilidh Sat March 10th – Quarry Village Hall

Oxford Fiddle Group and friends invite you to a real ceilidh featuring music, song and dance at Headington Quarry Village Hall on Saturday 10 March from 7.30pm.


Entrance FREE, bring your own refreshments.

Wine and Cheese Party (with music), 16 March, 1930

Friends of Quarry are hosting a Wine and Cheese party with music on St Patrick’s eve. The event will take place on 16 March at 1930 in the Village Hall.

Music will be provided by David Kay and Chris Mills.

All are welcome.

Tickets are £5 (for members of Friends of Quarry) and £7.50 (for non-members).

Tickets must be bought in advance and are available from:
– Jan Wheeler ( or 765290)
– Jonny Ives ( or 07884 137282)
– Jeff McIlhinney ( or 760026)

Come and join us and meet your neighbours

POSTPONED: Headington Quarry Litter Pick, 3 March 2018, 1400

Update 1 March 2018: OxClean have postponed the Litter Pick event due to the weather. We will advise you of a new date in due course.

Many thanks for your support.


Friends of Quarry are organising a two-hour Litter Pick as part of OxClean on 3 March at 1400. We will be meeting in the Headington Quarry Play Park. Equipment and guidance will be provided.

Please join us to tidy up the Quarry for the Spring. You can contact us at:


Facebook: The Friends of Quarry

OxClean is dedicated to keeping Oxford clean and tidy all year round – ensuring that our beautiful city is a welcoming and pleasant place for people to live and work.

OxClean is an Oxford Civic Society initiative working in partnership, Oxford City Council and The Oxford Times.

Each year OxClean co-ordinates city wide Spring Cleans which are carried out by local community groups and schools.

With your help, your neighbourhood, or a local eyesore, can look better


Hi All,

A talk on the plans for the future of Stansfeld Park will be held at Wood Farm School at 1930 on 25 January.

More details are at: