Petition: Save Our East Oxford Community Facilities


The Labour-run City Council have seized direct control of East Oxford Community Centre (EOCC) on the Cowley Road) and plan to sell off half the Community Centre site and 'improve' the rest (funded by further sell-offs; East Oxford Games Hall and the Film Oxford building).

The Centre was run by the East Oxford Community Association before the Council power-grab. The Centre is home to many local groups (including Fusion Arts & Oxford Action Resource Centre) and most nights all available rooms are booked out. Both the Games Hall and Film Oxford are also well used.

The Greens are contesting claims by Labour that they can re-provide 'improved' facilities on a site half the current size whilst incorporating those activities previously carried out in the Film Oxford building and East Oxford Games Hall. 

The Greens have put forward an alternative solution - to instead develop land in nearby Cave Street for housing and instead redevelop the Community Centre land for use by social and community enterprises.  This will provide MORE housing and retain the integrity of the EOCC site. 


Green Councillors are calling on the Labour-run City Council to ‘think again’ about its decision to seize direct control of East Oxford Community Centre from the Community Association and rush through a redevelopment funded by selling off the East Oxford Games Hall and Film Oxford sites.

We are calling for:

  1. A Centre run for the community by the community 
  2. Improvements to the East Oxford Community Centre not to be made dependent on the closure of the Games Hall and Film Oxford.
  3. Proper public consultation on the future of community provision in East Oxford  
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  • Laura Mansberger
    signed 2015-08-09 20:25:43 +0100
  • Christiane Jeuckens
    signed 2015-08-09 20:19:24 +0100
  • Catherine Bailey
    signed 2015-08-05 18:29:09 +0100
  • Joseph Jennings
    signed 2015-08-05 17:05:37 +0100
  • sandra warner
    signed 2015-08-04 18:49:06 +0100
  • Mena Remedios
    signed 2015-08-04 17:26:31 +0100
    I live in East Oxford. Please do not sell our community resources. We need the East Oxford Community Centre to stay run by EOCA, we need to keep the EO community hall in Collins Street and the Film Oxford site in Catherine Street. All three centres serve the local community.
  • Susannah Browning
    signed 2015-08-04 15:50:41 +0100
  • Lorna Hesford
    signed 2015-08-04 13:43:32 +0100
  • Robert Irving
    signed 2015-08-04 13:42:07 +0100
  • Sarah Wood
    signed 2015-08-04 08:17:51 +0100
  • Anne Orgee
    signed via 2015-08-03 22:28:46 +0100
  • Samantha sherry
    signed via 2015-08-03 20:19:47 +0100
  • Ruthi Brandt
    @RuthiBrandt tweeted link to this page. 2015-08-03 19:04:39 +0100
    Sign the petition: Save East Oxford's Community Facilities
  • Ruthi Brandt
    signed 2015-08-03 19:04:14 +0100
  • Dan Harris
    signed 2015-08-03 14:40:07 +0100
  • Jenny McAuley
    signed 2015-08-03 14:24:45 +0100
  • Steve Dawe
    signed 2015-08-02 10:41:12 +0100
  • Janice Benjamin
    signed 2015-08-01 22:44:02 +0100
  • David Williams
    signed 2015-08-01 16:49:11 +0100
  • Alison Williams
    signed 2015-08-01 16:48:08 +0100
  • Craig Simmons
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-01 15:48:53 +0100
    Sign the petition: Save Our Community Facilities
  • Craig Simmons
    @EastOxGreens tweeted link to this page. 2015-08-01 15:48:51 +0100

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