UPDATE: July 28th, 2019

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  • We need your help now!  We urgently need to raise funds to run our campaign and to pay for political consultants to help us influence the decision makers in Westminster.  We must not waitThe time is now.

  • Please donate to our campaign here.

  • Please sign the new petition to cancel the Expressway here.

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 What’s new

  • NEG presented to approx. 280 people at a packed Marsh Gibbon meeting.  Where Cllr Paul Irwin (Bucks County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council) announced that both BCC and AVDC “are going to be coming out against the expressway”.

  • In the news – Are local politicians finally seeing the light?

    South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have signed Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) with Highways England under previous leadership but both have come out against the Expressway in any form.

    Milton Keynes Council has also signed an NDA with Highways England, and once very pro-expressway has now stated there need to be changes made to public transport and environmental protection.

    Cherwell District Council has declared a climate emergency.  Now is the time to demand they come out against the expressway, anything else would be hypocritical!

  • The NEG is working with local groups on how to share expertise and resources to fight a stronger campaign.

 

What’s next

  • Awaiting Highways England’s response to our Freedom of Information request regarding which stakeholders have been sent NDAs and who has signed them.

  • Meeting with Highways England on 30th July to discuss how and when they will undertake public consultation and their aspirational growth figures

  • Continue to update our noexpressway.org website, add news and drive traffic to NEG page on Facebook, put up new signs and raise awareness and continue to work with local groups

  • FundraisingPlease donate 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 Fieldupdate, july 19