NEWS: Breaking news! September 14, 2019


Do our Councillors speak for us, or for Big Business? NDA Update!

As Leader of Bucks County Council, Martin Tett told us that he hadn’t signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Highways England because he didn’t want to keep things from us. He failed to mention that England’s Economic Heartland (of which he is also Chair) has signed a NDA with Highways England for the Ox-Cam Expressway Project. So what does he know, that we don’t know? And is he serving the electorate, or Big Business?

A Freedom of Information request made by NEG has established that Highways England (HE) asked England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) to sign an NDA so they could discuss detailed route options. EEH signed the NDA on 29th April 2019.

Why do businesses involved in Local Enterprise Partnerships (part of EEH) get to see and provide feedback on, route options, when the general public doesn’t so far?

Aren’t the general public the most important stakeholders in this proposed project?

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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 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, September 19