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Last updated 16th October 2018

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway

On 9th October over 70 concerend villagers from Weston and beyond, County Councillors and District Councillors packed into the village hall to hear from Barry Wood (CDC) and Ian Hudspeth (OCC) and their views on the proposed Expressway from Oxford-Cambridge. There were a number of great questions raised, and a healthy debate ensued.

Most present left with a widespread criticism of the local leader's views that the expressway is 'inevitable' and that the emphasis on road-building rather than prioritising alternative, more future looking methods of communication was short sighted.

To keep engaged on the subject there are two campaigns which you can support to oppose the proposed Expressway scheme:

The ‘Expressway Action Group’: https://www.expresswayactiongroup.com

and the ‘No Expressway Alliance’: https://www.facebook.com/NoExpresswayAlliance/

An action group has formed in Weston – open to all villagers - to tackle these issues as a matter of urgency and is working with the Parish Council to ensure that local people are included and can have a voice in a process which so far the government has conducted behind closed doors.

Next Parish Council Meeting - 7th November, 7.30pm Village Hall