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Stopping the Expressway A No Expressway Alliance conference

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Saturday March 30th    10.30am – 4pm

John Paul II Conference Centre, Bicester

Webb Court, Causeway, Bicester OX26 6AW

This event is open to all those who oppose plans for the proposed Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.

The event is in two parts: the morning will look at the problems raised by this plan and what we can do to stop the plan going forward; the afternoon will look at how we work to build a campaign across the region.

Agenda

10.30               Welcome

10.45               Stopping the Expressway – why we are here

  • Paul Miner, Council for Protection of Rural England
  • Sarah Foxcroft,  No Expressway

11.20               The impacts of the Expressway

  • Housing                 Richard Hardman, Oxfordshire CPRE
  • Transport              Chris Todd, Campaign for Better Transport
  • Countryside           BBOWT (tbc)
  • Climate and Environment   Oxford FoE

12.00               break

12.15               What are we going to do about this?  – Workshops

  1. Challenging the process
  2. Effective communication
  3. Lobbying
  4. Building the campaign and grass roots action

1.00                 Next steps

1.20                 Lunch and networking

                        How do we do this? 

2.00                 Group discussion 1on the four ‘impacts’ discussed in the morning   

2.50                 Group discussion 2 – building the campaign

3.45                 Next steps.

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The conference is free (but donations are requested). Tea / coffee is provided, attendees should bring lunch. Local organisations are encouraged to bring examples of posters, leaflets etc. from their own campaigning work.

Please are limited: please reserve a place here:  http://stoppingtheexpressway.eventbrite.co.uk

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