Welcome to the Oxford Civic Society
Oxford Civic Society is dedicated to striving for the continuous improvement of Oxford as a wonderful city in which to live, work and relax. Appreciating our past, enjoying the present and pursuing a vision for the future are the fundamentals of our efforts.
We promote sustainable, well-balanced communities, and a physical infrastructure which serves their needs, now and into the future:
- we champion issues to decision-makers and opinion-formers in local and national government, business and the media
- we organise, support and encourage individuals and communities to take action to improve the quality of their environment
- we provide opportunities for our members to participate in our activities, whilst contributing to the objectives of the Society
We have nearly 1,000 members. We are a registered charity and are actively contributing ideas and finance to Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement.
For more information, see the latest issue of our regular newsletter "Visions", also visit About Us and Annual Review. If you are interested in protecting Oxford’s heritage, knowing more about the city and helping us make a difference you could volunteer to join one of our working groups or better still join us and help shape the city’s future – Download Application Form.
Oxford Futures - Shaping Oxford’s Future
Life in the city of Oxford cannot be separated from the wider surrounding area from where thousands of people travel in daily to work, shop and enjoy the city's many cultural attractions. While Oxford's nationally important knowledge-based economy grows, space to house the people who work in and support it is shrinking. Oxford is part of a 'city-region', and planning for its development must be on this basis.
This is the theme of Oxford Futures. So far three events held during 2013 have explored these issues. Follow this link to read more about the ideas behind Oxford Futures and for links to reports of all three events.
We seek to foster a greater sense of belonging, responsibility, well-being and civic pride amongst local communities – and to empower people by the dissemination of information and ‘know-how’
We aim to ensure that Oxford is ‘a good place to be’ – a clean, green and well-maintained environment for people to enjoy. We actively encourage appreciation of the distinctive beauty and heritage of our city.
We promote best practice in terms of the sustainable development and management of new and evolving buildings and spaces whilst preserving the best of what we have inherited from the past
We focus on maintaining and developing a sustainable physical infrastructure that functions well for all modes of movement – walking, cycling, motoring, using public transport and sojourning.
What we do, who we are, how we work, how you can help – read more
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Tel: 07505 756 692
67 Cunliffe Close, OX2 7BJ