Archive for May, 2012

Fixing Fuel Poverty in Oxford

Last year there were 44 excess winter deaths in Oxford resulting from Fuel Poverty. With a legal responsibility placed on Government to eradicate fuel poverty by 2016, it is getting worse.

Brenda Boardman trustee of LCON and author of Fixing Fuel Poverty will address the AGM of Low Carbon Oxford North on May 22nd at 7.30pm at Beechcroft Road Baptist Church hall. All are welcome.

Doors open at 7; AGM starts 7.30; speaker at 8ish; refreshments 9.

Fuel Poverty



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Stolen Bike

My bike was stolen sometime on Friday, Friday /Saturday night 18/19 May. It was taken from the back of our garage which can only be reached by climbing some fences or railings. We found no traces anywhere. I thought I would let you all know to keep garages locked, windows closed etc etc. The bike was about 30 odd years old and nothing special but it had good replacement wheels and bike lights.

Jelly Williams

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Victoria Road News and Views Shaped Discussion of Hyper-Local Media

While not mentioned by name, the Victoria Road News and Views was valuable in introducing a post on Advice to Ofcom about hyper-local media. Did you know that we are hyper-local?

See ‘Jump-starting the next generation of hyper-local media’:

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Oxfordshire Art Weeks – Event Tips from Susie

With Oxford City Artweeks nearly upon us – from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th May – thought that you might like to know about works on display by artists involved in the DEC group and Drawing Dance workshops that happen at URC, in case you wanted to plan your own trail themed round images of dance.  Not forgetting Saturday class attender Tess Blenkinsop who is once again exhibiting her lovely jewelry…Here are some of the artists listed in the ArtWeeks Guide with their site numbers:

Sponsorship of Art Weeks

272     Kassandra Isaacson:  Drawing Dance and other related images
325 Banbury Road, OX2 7JH
16-20 May 2-6pm (Thursday 2-8pm)

279        Caroline Meynell:  Painting in oil and acrylic, alongside drawing, sculpture and wood engraving
St. Michael and All Angels Church, Lonsdale Road, OX2 7ES
12-19 May 12-6pm

291        Susan Moxley:  Recent work including painting, print, mixed media and jewelry
43 Oakthorpe Road, OX2 7BD
12-20 May 12-6pm

293        Tess Blenkinsop:  Silver and seaglass jewelry, photography and sculptural birdbaths
The Garden Studio, Oakthorpe Place (off Oakthorpe Raod), OX2 7BB
12-20 May 12-6pm

304        Clare Bassett:  Lithographic prints and new brush and ink drawings of dancing figures
84 Kingston Road, OX2 6RJ
12-13, 18-20 May 12-6pm

And why not start off by visiting the Summertown United Reformed Church Summer Fair on Saturday 12th May 10.00am-4.00pm.  This welcoming event will include arts and craft stalls as well as books, cakes and provisions, children’s activities, competitions, gifts, plants  and refreshments; and an organ recital in the Church 2.30-3.30pm.  Proceeds will go to repairing the front of the church and adapting the building for greater community use, so please do come, your support for this much-loved Summertown facility will be greatly appreciated.

For another musical interlude in your artistic explorations, watch out for the wonderful Exuberant Quartet (players from last year’s Ballet in Small Spaces tour) playing in St Michael and All Angels on Saturday 12th May at 1.00pm… As well as their concert in the evening at the Jacqueline du Pre at 8.00pm.


Also see the Exhuberant Trust

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Missed a Spot: Sprucing Up the Road for Queen’s Jubilee

Victoria Road residents pitched in to repaint one of the road sings before the Queen’s Jubilee and the neighborhood’s Seven Roads Party. Many thanks to Jonathan for the paint job, and to Sally for supervising. We are sure that this is only one of many indirect benefits of the celebrations.

Jonathan at Work

Missed a Spot

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