Bulb Planting – Delayed to 3 November

We are not having very much luck with the weather for our bulb planting. The forecast for tomorrow looks bad, so we have made the decision to delay for a day. So, we’ll be doing the planting at 1000 tomorrow, 3 November.

We hope that the weather will hold up and that you are able to join us.


Concerns about the Beechers Development

There  has been a huge local reaction to the construction of the block of apartments on the Beecher Acoustics site at 1 Quarry High Street, with disbelief that this has been allowed in the Conservation Area. The building being constructed appears significantly different from what was approved back in 2006.

Friends of Quarry logged an enforcement enquiry with Oxford City Planning on 30 Sept detailing the apparent differences together with a number of questions relating to the approval process.

We are waiting for a response from Enforcement and will continue to try and discover how this development was allowed and whether its impact on the area can be mitigated.


Bulb Planting – Postponed to 2 November

In view of the weather forecast for tomorrow, we have postponed the planned bulb planting to Saturday 2 November at 1000.

We hope that you’ll be able to join us next weekend.


October Newsletter

We have published our latest newsletter.


Holy Trinity Autumn Concert, 1930, 28 September

There will be a free Autumn Concert at Holy Trinity Headington Quarry on 28 September, starting at 1930.

Friends of Quarry AGM, Quarry Village Hall, 14 November 2019, 2000

We will be holding our annual AGM at 2000 on 14 November at the Village Hall.

More Information will be provided in due course.

We hope to see you there.


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 (friendsofquarry@gmail.com) 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.


Holy Trinity Church Yard Work Party, 26 October 2019, 1000 – 1200

The next Holy Trinity Church Yard work party will take place on 26 October 2019 from 1000 – 1200.

As usual, any volunteers are welcome. The group will meet in the Church Yard.