Author Archives: Jane Buekett

Lock gates moving along Bridge Street, 14 April 2021

This coming Wednesday (14 April) the EA will be moving the old gates from Days Lock back to the depot at the end of Bridge Street. This is the final part of replacing the gates. Please ensure that the east … Continue reading

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Lock gates moving down Bridge Street, 10 March 2021

This coming Wednesday the Environment Agency will be moving its second set of lock gates for Days Lock from the depot. These will come down Bridge Street between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on 10 March. Please ensure that all … Continue reading

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Katie Miller

Katie Miller, who lived on Osney as a child and now lives just off the island, near the River Hotel, is raising money for some surgery she needs. See the Oxford Mail article here: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18334187.woman-craniocervical-instability-fundraising-operation

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Bill Bowell obituary

Bill Bowell died on 19 January 2021 aged 87. He had lived for 60 years in Bridge Street with his wife Edna, who died in December 2019. Bill worked as a chef when younger, and is remembered in Osney for … Continue reading

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Annette Steele obituary

Annette Steele died on 19 January 2021 in Sobell House Hospice after a short illness, just a month before her 82nd birthday. Annette was born in the house in East Street where she lived her whole life, for the last four … Continue reading

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University plans for students this term

Oxford Brookes and the University of Oxford have issued the following press release about plans for student teaching: Oxford’s two universities will deliver learning online for most students until at least mid-February, in line with the national lockdown across England. … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en advice from Oxford City Council

Stay safe this Halloween Halloween is this weekend. We are encouraging residents to celebrate Halloween safely this year and to continue to follow social distancing guidelines as Oxford enters in to Tier 2 (High Alert) for coronavirus from 00:01 tomorrow … Continue reading

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Tree pulled out of river

The EA today removing the tree that has been in the river upstream of the lock ever since the winter floods.

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Black Lives Matter

Osney residents take part in the Stand up to Racism doorstep protest this evening against the killing of George Floyd

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Osney Easter egg hunt

  How many Easter eggs can you spot in Osney Island windows this weekend? Osney is taking part in the West Oxford Window Easter Egg Hunt, 6–20 April. Keep a safe distance while out hunting.  

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