On Sunday July 8th there will be a walk around Otmoor starting in Horton cum Studley Millennium Hall at 9.30am.
Embracing the spirit of the 1830 Otmoor Riots when residents broke down and burned the enclosure fences, this peaceful protest against the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway has been organised to reaffirm everyone's right to enjoy the landscapes, wildlife and villages of Oxfordshire.
Horton (leaving at 9.30am)-Whitecross Green Wood (leaving at 11.15)-Murcott-Fencott-Charlton-on-Otmoor (leaving at 2.pm)-Oddington-Noke-Beckley (leaving at 4.30pm)-Horton. All are welcome! (see poster).
Thank you to everyone who has emailed messages of support on the website.
Please, please sign our petition - there is a link on the home page.
We have submitted a detailed report about the need to protect Otmoor as part of a submission to Highways England from the Expressway Action Group which is a stakeholder in this process. This EAG report lists the many reasons why the new road should not take the southern route around Oxford and includes an environmental impact assessment on Otmoor.
The ultimate decision on the route of the new expressway will be taken by the Sec. State for Transport, currently Chris Grayling. So please write to him directly.
Meanwhile, the Highways England consultants will be visiting the area during the summer to assess the route and we would like to welcome them!
On the What you can do page you will find downloadable files that can be printed out for window or front garden posters. We will be putting up larger posters to line the roads and villages affected by the proposed route.