NEWS: Breaking news! October 11, 2019

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Help make Cherwell District Council next to oppose Ox-Cam Expressway

Will you help make Cherwell District Council (CDC) the 6th council to vote to oppose the Ox-Cam Expressway on 21st October?

CDC will be debate and vote on two motions:

The first motion, proposed by Cllr Barry Wood, Leader of CDC and Chair of the Arc Leaders Group, asking members to review route options when announced and their potential impact on CDC & Oxon plans to 2050, but for CDC to “maintain an open mind” on the Ox-Cam Expressway.   They should be doing the work to assess impact of routes anyway.. why do they need a motion on that?

The second better motion, proposed by Cllr Katherine Tyson to oppose the expressway and to ask government to invest the money set aside for the Ox-Cam Expressway in East West Rail and other Public Transport schemes instead. 

It is incredibly disappointing that Cllr Barry Wood still doesn’t want CDC to take a position on this issue. Up until now he’s not even wanted a debate on the subject!

Can you be there to help put pressure on? Can you write to your CDC Councillor to make sure they know your view and what you expect of them?

When & Where - 6.30pm 21st October, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

You can see the full details of the motions here.


We urgently need your help.

Your donations are needed now, 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.

No Expressway Group believes there is no need for an Oxford-Cambridge Expressway, nor the over-inflated housing targets associated with it, and we will actively campaign against it and support other organisations with the same objectives. 

Our environment is a national asset which is critical for everyone’s health and well-being. We must not let it be destroyed.

Your donations help us to spread information about the Expressway, run and build support for the campaign:

  • £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 professional support for our campaign in general and in preparation for Planning Inspectorate hearings

Please note:

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.

Olivia Fieldnews, october 19