Plant and Seedling Swap, Quarry Village Hall, 8 May, 1000-1100

Have your green fingers produced an excess of seedlings or plants?

Would you like to swap a few?

When: Friday, 8th May from 10am till 11am

Where: In front of the Quarry Village Hall

Bring: Seedlings or plants you would like to sway or give away

Take away: Seedlings or plants you like!

Wear: Gloves and bring a bag or box for your seedlings

STAY SAFE: REMEMBER TO KEEP AT LEAST 2 METRES APART

SOCIAL DISTANCING = SAVES LIVES, KEY WORKERS AND OUR NHS

Covid 19 – Street Coordinators in the Quarry

Oxford Together  have put together a network of street champions to provide help and support during this period. Information and contacts can be found on the Headington Action website (look under ‘street level contacts’).

Champions are still needed for some streets:

  • Bushnell Close
  • Colemans Hill
  • Green Road (even numbers)
  • Toot Hill Butts

If you live in one of these streets and are interested in helping, please contact Steve Wheeler, Tel 07539 388755 and email steve.jw75@gmail.com

More information on Oxford Together can be found on their website.

Covid 19 – Updates and Information

As we all settle into the new ‘normal’, we’d like to make you aware of some useful sources of information and support.

Oxford City Council: The Essential Support directory is at www.oxford.gov.uk/essentialsupport and has been put together to guide residents to financial and other support they might need if they have been affected by the national lockdown. It includes links to subjects including benefits, debt, money saving tips, housing advice and mental health support.

Oxford Hub: Oxford Together is our campaign to provide support to those in need. Our volunteers are assisting people with shopping, collecting prescriptions, phone check-ins, and more. To offer your help, or to refer someone for support, visit our Oxford Together site here.

Thames Valley Police: TVP provide a wide range of information via the Thames Valley Alert service https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

NextDoor: Nextdoor is the neighbourhood hub. Nextdoor is the best way to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighbourhood—whether it’s finding a last-minute babysitter, planning a local event, or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our neighbours can help us, we just need an easier way to connect with them. https://nextdoor.co.uk/

Holy Trinity Headington Quarry: hthq.uk has a range of information on local support, local businesses providing delivery services, as well as church services and access to the churchyard during this time

Headington Action: https://www.headingtonaction.org/ has a lot of useful information (and links to other sources of information) for the local area. This also provides details for the online Headington Market

Oxfordshire NHS: Useful information on diagnosis and access to services https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/

If you are aware of other reliable sources of information, please let us know at friendsofquarry@gmail.com.

 

 

Headington Market – Now Online

For those of you missing the Headington Market – it has now moved online so that you can continue to buy from most of the traders.

Details are on their website.

 

1 Quarry High Street – Petition to call for enforcement action to be taken

As part of our ongoing activities to raise resident’s concerns about the development at 1 Quarry High Street, we have created a petition to allow you to express your support for our calls for Oxford City Council to take enforcement action.

We will use the completed petition in our discussions with Oxford City Council and others, so please make your neighbours and anyone else that you know is concerned about the development aware of it. You can also leave comments when you sign the petition.

The petition is here.

Covid-19 – Community Response

We have collated some information on local actions to organise community help and support for those self-isolating or affected by Covid-19.

It can be found here.

If you are aware of any other actions underway that you would like us to publicise, please contact us at friendsofquarry@gmail.com or via our website.

Stay safe.

 

1 Quarry High Street – Petition to call for enforcement action to be taken

As part of our ongoing activities to raise resident’s concerns about the development at 1 Quarry High Street, we have created a petition to allow you to express your support for our calls for Oxford City Council to take enforcement action.

We will use the completed petition in our discussions with Oxford City Council and others, so please make your neighbours and anyone else that you know is concerned about the development aware of it. You can also leave comments when you sign the petition.

The petition is here.

1 Quarry High Street – Comparative Views

As part of our ongoing activities to raise resident’s concerns about the development at 1 Quarry High Street, we have prepared comparative views that show how the building as built differs from what we would have expected based on the original planning submission.

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Friends of Quarry Newsletter – March 2020

We have published our latest newsletter, which includes updates on our projects, upcoming events, traffic and planning matters such as the development at 1 Quarry High Street.

It will be delivered to all houses in the Conservation Area this week and is also available at Newsletter_FOQ_March_2020.

Parish Councils Climate Emergency Workshop, 28 March 2020, 0945

We have received the following invitation from Oxford City Council:

We are delighted to invite you to the Parish Councils Climate Emergency Workshop. Join the Lord Mayor of Oxford and climate experts at this event, intended to give you, as Parish Councils and local leaders, the knowledge that you will need to take action on the climate emergency in your areas.

The workshop will take place on Saturday 28 March 2020, 9.45am – 1pm in the Long Room of Oxford Town Hall.

Please register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parish-councils-climate-emergency-workshop-registration-94133625207

This workshop is primarily aimed at Parish Councillors based in or near Oxford however all are welcome to attend. Please feel free to forward the registration details to anyone who may be interested.

Last year’s declaration by Oxford City Council of a climate emergency and the subsequent Citizens’ Assembly have made it clearer than ever that we in Oxford and the surrounding area must take action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

With such an overwhelming challenge it can often be hard to know where to start. Join local experts and leaders to share knowledge about the climate emergency and discuss practical steps that Parish Councils and community groups can take to tackle climate change in your local areas.