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Walton St Closure Response

Cllr. Dick Wolff has responded to the County Council consultation on the closure of Walton St. You can find the response here.

OGP Connecting Oxford Response

Sushila Dhall, on behalf of Oxfordshire Green Party, has responded to the City & County Councils proposal "Connecting Oxford" for transport throughout the County.  You can find the response here.

Cherwell District Council approves road layout that’s “an accident waiting to happen”

Cherwell District Council’s planning Committee held its first online virtual meeting on 21st May with multiple applications being considered during a 5 hour marathon session.

Amongst the applications were outline planning permission for B1 development and full planning permission for a health and racquets club on land adjacent To Promised Land Farm, Wendlebury Road, Chesterton. (Application reference 19/01740/HYBRID.)   This included a new access road layout together with the provision of a new roundabout at the junction between Vendee Drive and Wendlebury Road. This was criticised by Wendlebury Parish Council and the Bicester Bike Users Group (BBUG) as being potentially dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. BBUG submitted a detailed response with a list of suggested improvements to the layout.

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Friday, June 05, 2020 at 08:00 PM · 22 rsvps
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June OGP Book Club

What we need to do now, by Chris Goodall.

June's Book will be "What we need to do now" by Chris Goodall. The session will be online, and Chris Goodall, the writer, will be there to present his ideas, and take questions from you, the readers.

 Chris Goodall sets out the ways the UK can become carbon neutral by 2050. His proposals include:

  • Building a huge over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen.
  • Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars.
  • Farming - and eating - differently, encouraging plant-based alternatives to meat
  • Paying farmers to plant and maintain woodlands.
  • Making fashion sustainable and aviation pay its way, funding synthetic fuels and genuine offsets.
  • Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil.

Order the book from Amazon or Blackwells.

What We Need To Do Now is a short hardback book that offers a set of solutions to each of the main challenges posed by global heating. Of course it covers energy supply but also has chapters on housing, food, clothing and the main manufacturing problem areas, such as cement and steel. It finishes by looking briefly at the opportunities for direct capture of CO2 from air and the possible benefits and costs of tinkering with the reflectivity of the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 06:30 PM
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Training in leafleting

While we cannot practice delivering leaflets at the moment, we can learn out how to organise leafleting patches.

Benali Hamdache from the London Green Party will take members through that in a national online training event from 18:30 to 19:45.

Then at 20:15 we will reconvene in a local Zoom meeting to find out from each other how we are managing to get leaflets delivered in different parts of Oxfordshire.

RSVP to get connection details in the autoreply email. Please select the sessions (shifts) you can join.

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 06:30 PM · 10 rsvps
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Online Meeting with Layla Moran MP

Members Only Meeting to hear from Layla Moran MP

We are pleased to have arranged another meeting for Green Party members to hear from Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, on Friday 19th June, 18.30–20.00.

In addition to Layla there will be two local Greens, forming a small panel: Cheryl Briggs, a District Councillor for Vale of White Horse, and Ben Saward, a Young Green and a candidate for Oxford City. 

This is one of our regular meetings with Layla, to hear about her work and ask questions. We have been organising these every six months, since the party stood aside in the General Election 2017, enabling Layla to unseat the Tory MP.

Would you like to submit a question to Layla and the panel? If so, please send it to oxnorthgp@gmail.com by the end of Saturday 6th June. We will select a range of questions and forward them to the panel in advance.

Please RSVP below, to receive the Zoom link. Please reply soon, so that we know numbers and can ensure we accommodate everyone. If you leave it to the last minute there may not be space.

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