Oxford Car Free Challenge report published

How did they do it? And what did we learn?

The Oxford Car Free Challenge report is published today. 10 out of the 12 participants reported that they intend to cut down on car use permanently as a result of participating in the project. Read more here -find out about the benefits of, and barriers to, driving less in Oxford – and what types of support can help.

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Come and meet us at the North Parade Market!

LCON runs a stall every 4th Saturday of the month at the North Parade market, 10am-2pm.

Pop along to see us, learn about our projects, discuss ideas, and meet others looking to reduce their carbon footprint. LCON members and other groups with similar interests to LCON are welcome to participate in the stall – contact us at info@lcon.org.uk. We hope to see you there!

Oxford Car Free Challenge launches

Next month sees the start of the Oxford Car Free Challenge. Twelve residents from across the city who regularly drive will be ditching their car keys for three weeks, to try alternative ways of getting around. The participants will have support from LCON’s project officers who can advise on journey planning, cycle and scooter hire, bus apps and much more. How will it work? What do we hope to get out of the project? Find out below.

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Air pollution in Oxford – what we can do about it

We’re lucky to live in a beautiful city – but there’s no escaping the fact that transport has become a hot topic across Oxford, including in our community in north Oxford.

Air pollution from motor traffic is a major issue, particularly for children and older people:

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We’re looking for a new Trustee / Secretary to join our friendly team

Are you worried about the climate crisis and looking for ways to contribute locally and make a difference?

Our current Secretary is stepping down at the end of the year and we’re looking for a new trustee to take on the role of Secretary in the new year.

Being a trustee is an opportunity to get involved in LCON’s projects in whatever ways suit your interests and other commitments. LCON is keen for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved: you don’t need masses of experience or knowledge about climate change. As LCON’s Secretary you would have responsibility for reporting to regulatory bodies (eg Charity Commission); regulatory requirements including registration of new and retiring trustees and paperwork for AGMs; and risk management and insurance.

If you think you might be interested or would like to find out more, you can read more here, or contact our Coordinator Julia Patrick (julia.patrick@lcon.org.uk) to arrange an informal chat with one of our current trustees.

We’re recruiting! Part-time Administrator, deadline 26 Nov

Are you worried about the climate crisis and keen to contribute and make a difference? Do you have great organisational skills? Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to join a small, friendly team and develop your knowledge and networks?

We are looking for an enthusiastic freelance Administrator to join us for a one year project to consolidate, streamline and future-proof LCON’s administrative and communications systems.

Working as an independent contractor with oversight from one of LCON’s trustees, the Administrator will also assist LCON’s Chair and Secretary in carrying out their functions, including the organisation of board meetings, the AGM and other events, and taking minutes.

The one-year contract will be for 19 days (or around 12 hours a month) at £150 a day. There will be some flexibility in how these hours are allocated over the year, and a possibility of extension after one year.The deadline for applications is 26 November. More details here.