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7pm, Tuesday 22 May 2018 at Steeple Aston Village Hall
Fir Lane, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 4SF

You are warmly invited to the above meeting, which we hope will see the re-arrangement of our local CPRE structure in order to put us in a better position to cope with the challenges ahead.

Survival of the English Village - A talk by Tom Fort, author of The Village News

Saturday 11 November 2017

at  Lewknor Village Hall  https://goo.gl/maps/mdRm5rzbnPk

Doors open 2.45 pm   Talk starts 3.00 pm

To be followed by a discussion on the South Oxfordshire District Local Plan, introduced by Professor Richard Harding, Chairman of CPRE South Oxfordshire

Light refreshments will be served.

Entrance Free!!

All welcome.

T: 01491 612079  E:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The next meeting on Community Led Housing will take place on Tuesday 4 July 6-8pm at Oxford Brookes University.

Jointly organised by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust, CPRE and Community First Oxfordshire and hosted by Oxford Brookes University.


• Tom McCulloch (Community First Oxfordshire) Introduction
• Oxford Community Led Housing project: Fiona Mullins (Community First Oxfordshire). Support needed for community-led housing in Oxford, how to get involved.
• Oxford City Council: issues related to housing in the Local Plan preferred options consultation.
• Sue Brownill (Oxfordshire Community Land Trust): Planning policies for Community Led Housing, responses to the Local Plan consultation. Discussion
• Helen Marshall (CPRE) Next steps
• Tea, coffee and networking

Please register on EventBrite

The Oxford Local Plan consultation documents are now available to view Click here.

Please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or tel 01865 883488 for more information.

  • Get involved in a new research project on how to support Community-Led Housing (CLH) in Oxford.
  • Discuss how to support CLH in the Oxford Local Plan (out for consultation 30 June).
  • Hear the latest on the government CLH fund across Oxfordshire.
  • Continue discussions on CLH that we started in March to inform responses to the Housing White Paper.

10.30am - 1.30pm, Thursday 24 August BOOKING BY 18TH AUGUST 2017 ESSENTIAL

CPRE members & guests are invited to join us as we visit the Murseum of English Rural Life at Reading University.

The museum of English Rural Life has reopened recently after a £3 million redevelopment project.  This has radically transformed the public displays and the new museum aims to challenge perceptions about rural life.

10.30am  Meet for coffee (£1.25 each payable on the day)
11.00am  Introductory talk followed by museum visit.
12.30pm  Light buffet lunch (£7.50 each payable on the day)

Accessibility: The building is fully acessible to all.

Location: The Museum of English Rural Life is located on Redlands Road, on the University London Road Campus.  https://www.reading.ac.uk/TheMERL

Cost: The museum is free but a voluntary donation may be made to museum funds.

Max 20 people.

Bookings may be made by:

Phone: 01491 612079

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or in writing to:

Becky Crockett, Administrator,
CPRE Oxfordshire, 20 High Street,
Watlington OX49 5PY

Thursday 23 March
Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, London Road

Organised by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and CPRE Oxfordshire

The publication of the Government’s long-awaited Housing White Paper provided an opportunity for the many groups and individuals with an interest in promoting affordable housing in Oxfordshire to come together to share responses and jointly to consider ways forward.

The White Paper itself contains a range of proposals which the government hopes will boost affordable housing supply. Consultation on some of these is open until May 2. But these are not the only possible initiatives and our hope was that a discussion of the White Paper couild spark wider debates and enable us to share information and co-ordinate activities.

With this in mind, Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and the Oxfordshire Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England brought together this informal discussion to consider:

a) If/how the White Paper addresses the need for permanently affordable housing?
b) What gaps/areas of concern are there?
c) What response should we feed back to government?
d) The opportunities that already exist to address the issue – in particular, the Community-Led Housing Fund
e) Other ideas for meeting the gaps
f) If/how we might work more closely together on these issues in the future.

2pm, Saturday 1 July 2017

Letcombe Regis Village Hall, Letcombe Regis, Wantage OX12 9LJ


2.30pm, Saturday 15 July 2017

Glebe House, Reading Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 9DT 

The AGM will be followed by a brief district committee meeting.  Following this there will be a short talk on how to make your house energy efficent. 

Sue and Richard have spent the last five years renovating Glebe House to use as little energy as possible.  Measures include solar panels, batteries, low energy lights, a ventilation system and extensive insulation.  For those interested a tour of the house in possible.

At 3.30 p.m. tea and cakes will be available in the garden.

Take this unique opportunity to see some of Oxford-based cartographer Alun Jones' wonderful hand-drawn maps of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Alun Jones has hand-drawn some 90 maps of Oxfordshire and its countryside over the past 50 years, mostly on behalf of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

A selection of these will be on show from

Monday 30th November 2015 to Friday 26th February 2015

in an exhibition on the

Ground Floor Main Meeting Room Corridor at County Hall, Oxford.

The exhibition will include some of Alun’s maps of Oxfordshire towns and villages, historic houses and their gardens, and routes of long-distance walks and sponsored walks.  Together they provide a fascinating overview and valuable record of Oxfordshire's communities and landscapes.

County Hall is open Monday - Thursday 08.00 till 17.00 and Friday 08.00 till 16.00.

CPRE Oxfordshire has been honoured to be the beneficiary of so much of Alun Jones' work over the years and is delighted that this exhibition will help bring it to the attention of the wider public.

CPRE Vale of White Horse District's AGM will take place in Letcombe Regis Village Hall at 11.30am Saturday 1 July.  

CPRE Oxfordshire's Branch AGM takes place at the same venue at 2pm that day.  


(Those wishing to attend both may be interested in lunch at the nearby Greyhound Inn.) 


All welcome!

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