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Category: No Expressway Alliance Conference

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 1 – on 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