Our councillors and Members of Parliament have a duty to represent our opinions to Highways England. Find out how who to contact and what you could say.
From putting up a sign to spreading the anti-Expressway message on social media, there are plenty of ways to offer your time and support.
Printing leaflets and posters, travelling to fetes and organising No Expressway events has a cost. Your kind donations help us to keep the campaign running.
Have Your Say
If you only have time to email one person, make it Grant Shapps, the minister with responsibility for making the final decision. Express your objection to the lack of public consultation and visibility, the lack of a Strategic Environmental Assessment, the over-inflated housing targets for the area (without consideration of whether they are in the right location, at the right price), and the ongoing threat of environmental disaster.
If you can spare the time, email other politicians with involvement in the project too — we’ve listed as many of the relevant ones as we can here:
1. Write to the key parliamentary ministers
Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps MP: Secretary of State for Transport who will be making the decision: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Ellis MP (Solicitor General for England and Wales): email@example.com
Rishi Sunak MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responsible for transport including HS2 and Oxford Cambridge corridor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy email@example.com
Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP: Environment Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Rt. Hon. Robert Jenrick MP: Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Goverment: email@example.com
Rt. Hon. Ester McVey MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iain Stewart MP, Government Champion for the Oxford-Milton Keynes- Cambridge Arc and member of Transport Select Committee: email@example.com
Find your own MP here.
2. Write to the Oxfordshire Growth Board
Cllr Sue Cooper, Chair (SODC): firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Emily Smith Vice Chair (VoWH): email@example.com
Cllr James Mills (West Oxfordshire DC): firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Ian Hudspeth (Oxfordshire County Council): email@example.com
Cllr Susan Brown (Oxford City Council): firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Barry Wood (Cherwell District Council): email@example.com
3. Write to your local councillors
Voice your objections and ask them how they plan to reflect the views of their local constituents. Click on the logo for your local council to find out who to get in touch with.
Spread the Word
Print off leaflets and hand them out
Click the button below to open up the latest leaflet file and print it out.
Buy a sign for your garden or parish
You’ve seen the signs… Click the button below to request some of your own for your garden or parish.
Print out a poster
Click the button below to browse the latest poster files. Print them out and put up them up wherever you can.
Invite us to your fete or Parish Council meeting
Spreading the word about the Expressway and what everyone can do to stop it, our pagoda loves to travel to local fetes and events.
Volunteer your skills and expertise
We’re looking for social media experts, marketing whizzes, economists, PR gurus and anyone with the time and inclination to help us to stop the Expressway.
We Urgently Need Your Help to…
… help us run the campaign and pay for political consultants and other professional experts to bring this campaign to the attention of Westminster as well as local politicians, and to prepare for Planning Inspectorate processes.
£10 could pay for one roadside Correx poster
£15 could pay for one roadside poster on a wooden stake
£20 could pay for one A1 printed colour poster for our pagoda display
£35 could pay for 250 A5 printed leaflets for the campaign
£70 could pay for one pole and two panels for our travelling pagoda display
£150 could pay for one feather flag for our travelling pagoda
£180 could pay to run this website for one year
£300 could pay for a 3 minutes of an Expressway Story
£500 could pay for a 5 minutes of an Expressway Story
A greater or other amount could contribute to the cost of political consultants or professional support for our campaign in general and in preparation for Planning Inspectorate hearings.
If you are able to donate time, skills or services instead, please contact us here.
For more information about the No Expressway Group click here.
The No Expressway Group has a group bank account to which the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are signatories. The group will publish accounts on noexpressway.org each year which will be audited by an accountant from outside the NEG group.
If any funds are left at the end of the campaign, these will be donated equally between RSPB and BBOWT.