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.

Headington Quarry Boxing Day Mummers’ Play, 26 December 2022

The Headington Quarry Morris Dancers will be performing the traditional Boxing Day Mummers’ Play on Monday 26th December 2022.

The play will be performed outside the following pubs in Headington Quarry:

  • 11:15 Crown and Thistle
  • 12:15 The Six Bells
  • 13:00 The Chequers
  • 13:45 The Mason’s Arms

The team will also dance, sing The Wassail Song and perform a Rapper Sword Dance.  The Headington Quarry Hand Bell Ringers will also perform!

All are welcome!

More information is available on Facebook

Rejected – 5G mast proposed for Quarry Road

We are pleased to inform you that the application to place a 5G mast on Quarry Road outside Quarry Hollow Play Park has been rejected. Thank you to everyone who made comments on the application.

More information is available on the Oxford City Council planning website.

Headington Christmas Tree Light Switch On, 1630, 3 December 2022

The Headington Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on at 1630 on Saturday 3 December. More information is available on the Headington Action website.

Headington Action – Headington Neighbourhood Forum AGM, 23 November 2022

The Headington Neighbourhood Forum AGM will be held on Wednesday 23rd November 7.30pm at the Baptist Church, Old High Street.

Please view the poster for more details. This is an important meeting as Headington Action seek to reinvigorate their Neighbourhood Forum and the Neighbourhood Plan.

New Planning Application for a Mobile Mast in the Quarry

In 2021, an application for a mobile mast on Quarry Road was turned down after objections by residents and our councillors.

A new application for a 15m mast at a location slightly further along Quarry Road has now been submitted as 22/02405/T56. You can view and make comments before 23 November 2022 on the Oxford City Council planning portal.

Although this is a new application for a slightly different site, we feel that the impact is the same and will be responding to the planning application in the same way as we did for the last one.

We have prepared a flyer to show the impact of the mast and to provide you with contact details for your local Councillors, so that you can contact them to give your views on this planning application

Oxford Local Plan 2040 Consultation Open

Oxford City Council is embarking on the development of a new Local Plan. The Local Plan 2040 will set out the planning strategy for meeting the needs of the city and once adopted, will be used in determining planning applications for a wide range of development. It will set out where new homes, businesses and community facilities will be built to make Oxford a better place to live, work and visit. It will also look at how we can protect the things that make Oxford special such as open spaces, ecological habitat and areas of heritage. It will guide how development happens, helping to support the transition towards a zero-carbon city, ensuring high quality design, being conscious of health and wellbeing, and addressing inequalities. 

The consultation can be accessed on the City Council website.

Friends of Quarry AGM, 2000, 17 November 2022

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting at 2000 on 17 November 2022 in the Headington Quarry Village Hall. The evening will include a lecture on the history of the area.

More information on Friends of Quarry is on our website and in our flyer.

Headington Festival 2023 – Request for Volunteers

The much-enjoyed Headington Festival returns on 3/4 June 2023. It is organised by a small and enthusiastic team of residents under the leadership of Headington Action. We need new people in the team. Tasks are interesting, not onerous, and it is a delight to see everything coming together.

We would love you to join us in one of these roles:

  • Liaising with community and food stall holders.
  • Creating publicity material (posters, leaflets etc).
  • Recruiting and working with volunteers

No experience of Headington Festival needed. Just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved. Involvement is during the months January to June only.

Please contact Richard at headington.action@gmail.com or phone 07802 215517 for more information.