UPDATE: June 17th, 2019
It’s been a busy few weeks with the group presenting at village meetings in Long Crendon, Charlton-on-Otmoor and Beckley. Each of these events was very well attended.
The “travelling pagoda” has been to the Otmoor Challenge where we were visited by Henley MP, John Howell, and to Ludgershall and Boarstall Fete’s. We’ve made some excellent new connections in Oakley, Worminghall, Wotton Underwood and further afield.
We were pleased to be joined at our fortnightly NEG meeting, by members from an existing anti-expressway group in Chilton and two new start up anti-expressway groups in Marsh Gibbon and Long Crendon.
We have been invited to a meeting with Highways England at the end of July to discuss the consultation process and their aspirational growth figures.
More work has been taking place on our noexpressway.org website, with an excellent new section on “how you can help” with 3 simple steps you can take. The ability to donate to support the campaign will go live on our website very soon!
Work has started on our second Expressway Story… more news will follow shortly.
Do you have an Expressway Story that’s worth sharing? Contact us at email@example.com
NEG is presenting at Brill village meeting on 24th June, along with a number of Bucks Councillors and Barry Wood, Chair of the Arc Leaders Group.
NB There is an important Westminster Policy Conference on 12th September, chaired by Anneliese Dodds MP, Member of Parliament for Oxford East, titled, “Developing the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc economy - collaboration, building on the region’s research base and delivering the Local Industrial Strategies”. One of the speakers will be Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive, OxLEP and Chair, Productivity Group, Ox-Cambridge Arc
Continue to update website, put up new signs & raise awareness locally and with other groups
Finalise other travelling pagoda events
Look at potential fundraising activities
Meeting with Highways England on 30th July.
We need your help
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
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.