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The Alliance has been formed by a group of organisations including Oxford Friends of the Earth who raised the money to get things going. Our current list of members is below.

A central reason for building the Expressway is to open up new land for housing along the route. Building homes for car-borne commuters in the countryside does nothing to meet Oxfordshire’s desperate need for low cost homes for local people.

The Alliance wants to see improved transport links through the rapid construction of the ‘East-West Rail’ Oxford – Cambridge rail link. This should be built before any road is considered.

The Alliance meets regularly and has a steering committee of five people. We welcome people who would like to get involved – email us via the Chair:

We need people to make this campaign work.  Here’s a few ways on which you can help.

  • Get an organisation that you are involved with to support us.  There are lots of people and groups out there who don’t want this monstrosity wrecking our communities and our countryside.  If your group is onside already then sign up and support us. Download our membership form, fill it in and email it back – see the form for details.
  • Organise a discussion about the Expressway and get people to support us.
    If there’s a group of people you meet with regularly try and set up a discussion. It could be a parish council or an environmental group, but it could be a book club, a walking group, a faith-based organisation, or your Saturday morning sports group.  Everyone needs to make their voice heard on this.  Email us at and we’ll send you a sheet of ideas on how to organise a discussion.
  • Organise an open meeting.
    This might sound a bit scary, but we can help. If you are able to set up a meeting we can supply a speaker and publicity materials – we can pay to book a room if need be too. Get in touch and we’ll call you to talk about it.
  • Offer us your help!
    We need people:  people to spread the word, to help us get organised, to help develop this website (we need you, web people), to boost our social media, to lobby councillors and so much more. 

    If  you want to help stop the Expressway, we want to hear from you! Contact us:



Our members:
Member groups: Buckinghamshire Expressway Action Group, Bullingdon Community Association (Oxford), Cambridge Friends of the Earth, Charlton on Otmoor Parish Council, Charndon Parish Council, Cowley Area Transport Group, Cumnor Parish Council, Extinction Rebellion Oxford, Fossil Free Oxfordshire, Friends of Lye Valley, Friends of Raleigh Park, Greenpeace UK, No Expressway Group (formerly known as: Horton cum Studley Expressway Group), Horton cum Studley Parish Council, Low Carbon West Oxford, Kidlington Parish Council, Need Not Greed Coalition – (35 member groups)North Hinksey Parish Council, North Otmoor No Expressway Group, Oxford Bioregion Forum, Oxford Climate Lobby, Oxford Friends of the Earth, Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, Radley Parish Council, Reading Friends of the Earth, Rethink Oxfordshire’s Economic Growth Plan, Sandford on Thames Parish Council, South Oxfordshire Sustainability, Sunningwell Parishioners Against Damage to the Environment (SPADE), Wendlebury Parish Council, Weston on the Green Parish Council, Westway Community Concern, Yarnton Parish Council.

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