Grass verges in Old Road, Headington

There used to be an attractive green verge running alongside the kerb on the south side of Old Road, but it is fast disappearing.

Outside Jolliffe House

The contractors have finished their work building key-worker accommodation on the site of the Red House at 72 Old Road, but the pavement was left a mess (above). They left behind the stones used to hold their vehicles’ wheels, so there is no chance that the grass will return. In contrast, the garden of the new Burrows House and Jolliffe House (below) was planted with trees and the lawn area seeded.

Jolliffe House

Contractors’ vehicles are causing a similar problem opposite the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (below):

Opposite Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

© Stephanie Jenkins


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