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  • Oxford Liveable Streets webinar

    A video of Scott Urban's talk and Q&A is on YouTube

    12 September 2020

    On Tuesday 8 September Dr Scott Urban of Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, explained low-traffic neighbourhoods with successful examples from elsewhere. He discussed what we could do here to claim back our streets for the people who live in them. Youtube link: youtu.be/Jw6jwhHYaVM

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  • Oxford University plans for Autumn term

    Covid-19 safety arrangements for staff, students and the public

    13 August 2020

    We have received a letter from the University of Oxford's Public Affairs Directorate which describes the arrangements the University is putting in place from the start of term in October.

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  • New Vice-President

    Imam Monawar Hussain

    6 July 2020

    We are delighted to welcome Imam Monawar Hussain as a new Vice-President

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  • Inequality in Oxford webinar

    A video of Sara Fernadez's talk and Q&A is on YouTube

    16 June 2020

    Oxford seen through the lens of social action, relationships and community cohesion.

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  • OCS celebrates 50 years

    Launched on 27 November 1969, we are celebrating 50 years as ‘an independent voice for Oxford’.

    27 November 2019

    Launched on 27 November 1969, Oxford Civic Society is celebrating 50 years as ‘an independent voice for Oxford’. The Society was set up to fight the City Council’s plans to drive 8 miles of urban motorway through the city in an attempt to combat traffic congestion. The Society won the day: the motorway was never built and Oxford became the first city in the UK to offer an enduring Park and Ride scheme.

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  • North Oxford Eco-fair

    OCS was proud to support this event

    24 November 2019

    On Saturday 23 November Oxford Civic Society joined around 30 organisations taking part in the North Oxford Eco-fair. We were there to tell people about our work lobbying for better transport links, encouraging people to switch from cars to public transport, cycling and walking, and our anti-litter campaign OxClean.

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  • 19/02145/FUL

    44 Southmoor Road Oxford OX2 6RD

    5 September 2019

    Erection of a part single part two storey rear extension to basement and ground floor. Alterations to front light well to provide access including a new external stair and external door to the basement. The proposed works to the basement effectively create a separate, independent one-bedroom apartment; clarification should be sought on the proposed use…

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  • Should Oxfordshire Grow? – the Proposed Expressway

    A public debate in Oxford Town Hall,17th June 2019

    18 June 2019

    Chaired by Sir Clive Booth, the main speakers were Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Conservative leader of the County Council, and Professor Danny Dorling. This Civic Society debate was overwhelmingly against the proposed Expressway.

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  • Cutting Pollution in Oxford

    The second of three debates celebrating 50 years of OCS

    20 May 2019

    The second of three debates to mark OCS's 50th anniversary took place in Oxford Town Hall on 16 May. Chris Church (Friends of the Earth) and LibDem Cllr Paul Harris argued the case for rapid introduction of a Zero Emission Zone in the city. A lively debate followed, with many thoughts and ideas contributed by the audience.

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  • The Battle for the Green Belt

    The first of three debates celebrating 50 years of OCS

    18 April 2019

    In a crowded Town Hall Assembly Room on Thursday, the first of three debates organised by the Oxford Civic Society took place. To mark the Society’s 50th anniversary, key topics of concern to Oxford’s residents and workers are being debated with much audience participation. In this first debate, the subject was Oxford’s Green Belt: positive or negative? Speakers Bob Price, recent Leader of Oxford City Council, and Mike Tyce of the Campaign to Protect Rural England crossed swords with strong argument and information.

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