26 June 2019 – lobby our MPs

Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of history. ‘The Time is Now’ aims to be the biggest mass lobby the UK has ever seen – with 10,000 people expected to surround Westminster on 26 June and ask MPs to take strong action for our climate and environment.  Even though our local MPs are generally ‘on side’ it’s important that they know that there are people who do care and will go to Westminster to talk to them. Oxfordshire groups are working to have the largest presence possible.  So if you can help, please register on The Time is Now website. It only takes a minute, and you can see how many others from your area have also signed up.

‘Old houses, new houses – thoughts on sustainable homes’

We are delighted to announce a public meeting followed by our AGM, at the Baptist Church, Woodstock Road (corner of Beechcroft Road) on Wednesday 3 July at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm).  The evening is open to everyone, so do invite friends. We’d appreciate it if you would RSVP via Eventbrite.

Our theme for this meeting is Cosy Homes Oxfordshire – the new local home energy efficiency retrofit service. Our headline speaker, Charlie Luxton, is an architectural designer and TV presenter who writes and speaks about the environment and sustainable architecture (see article below). His practice Charlie Luxton Design is based in North Oxfordshire and specialises in sustainable housing.

We will also hear from a representative from the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire service and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the new service.

These discussions will be followed by our Annual General Meeting.

We’re still recruiting

LCON has an opportunity available for a talented freelance contractor. The deadline is 28 May 2019, with interviews to be held in the week beginning 3 June. We’ve extended the deadline from the earlier April date to enable us to find the best possible candidate for this important piece of work.

Project manager for the Healthy Streets and Active Travel Low Carbon Hub Community Grants Fund

Do you want to be involved with tackling air pollution in Oxford and making it a healthier, more attractive city to travel in? On behalf of a coalition of community groups, Low Carbon Oxford North is looking for an enthusiastic, capable project manager to help us deliver five, funded activities, starting as soon as possible.  The time commitment is approximately 4 hours a week for nine months but is very flexible. The description of the work and how to apply are available here.

Roads Are for People: a public meeting with Andrew Gilligan

Roads Are for People poster

LCON is holding a major public meeting in  Oxford Town Hall’s Assembly Room, on Tuesday 2 October. The main speaker will be Andrew Gilligan, who recently wrote the report ‘Running out of Road’, commissioned by the National Infrastructure Commission. The report details the need for ambitious investment in cycling in Oxford.

The meeting is financially supported by Cyclox, the Civic Society and the University of Oxford, to whom we are very grateful.

This event aims to bring together all the groups and concerned citizens looking for a sustainable 21st century approach to transport in our city. We intend to create a clear manifesto and action plan – and a coalition to take the work forward.

We hope that as many LCON members and supporters as possible will attend. The address is Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX. The event is free and there is disabled access. Doors open at 18.30 for a 19.00 start.

We advise that you reserve your seat in advance via Eventbrite, because there is significant interest in the meeting and we cannot guarantee entry without a ticket.

Public meeting, 18 April: Air quality in North Oxford – what can we do?

Public meeting, 18 April: Air quality in North Oxford – what can we do?

Please come to our public meeting on Wednesday 18 April. Our guest speaker at this meeting is Dr Tim Chatterton, who will be talking, among other things, about the Claircity project that he has been involved in. This is about citizen-led interventions to improve air quality, hence the title for his talk: What can we do?

We will start with an update from Allen Shaw on what is happening to monitoring air pollution in Oxford.

The event is part of our work to help inform people in Oxford about the air quality situation, how it is affecting our health and what we can do about it. We are hoping, also, that better informed citizens will result in extra pressure on Oxford City Council to introduce effective policies.

We look forward to seeing our supporters and friends there – it is free and there will be ample time to ask questions and network.

Wednesday 18 April, 19.00 – 21.00
Baptist Church, 198 Woodstock Road
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Act Global, Eat Local – a food directory for Oxford

Act Global, Eat Local – a food directory for Oxford

LCON and Good Food Oxford have collaborated to produce the second edition of ‘Act Global, Eat Local – A Food Directory for Oxford‘.  The directory aims to promote low carbon and local food shopping. It is available to buy from various local and independent food outlets and farmers’ markets in Oxford for £1 and there are reference copies in most Oxford community centres and community libraries.  The directory can also be downloaded as a PDF here and the entries can be found on the interactive map in our food section.