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Eynsham brings A40 to standstill 19 Jul 2018 Nearly 300 people turned out in sweltering heat to Fight for Eynsham! We sang, danced, played football/tennis, 'planted' a tree

You were brilliant. On Sunday, July 15th, filmed by itv meridian news and photographed by the Witney Gazette/Oxford Mail, you made local history and sent a clear, strong message to WODC and OCC. In the context of many Eynsham people supporting the development of affordable housing, the demo focus was on creating a 21st century transport system and telling the Councils why their development plans for the A40 are unworkable and unacceptable.

On our facebook page, there are some amazing pictures and videos that our community made. Take a look at https://www.facebook.com/pg/EPIC2031/posts/?ref=page_internal

The itv broadcast was followed by BBC South Today. interviewing EPIC members beside  our "Four Billboard Outside Eynsham" on the A40, as well as televising our attendance at the WODC  Cabinet in the Council Chamber.  Andy Goodwin, father of 4 girls at the Eynsham Primary School, explained to the Councillors why the proposed developments will harm Eynsham. He also invited James Mills, the Council Chair, to come to Eynsham to meet some of us.  Andy suggested a coffee and informal chat so he could hear our concerns.  This TV news piece was the headline item on Wednesday and lasted four minutes, so we were pleased about that!!

And front page in the Witney Gazette!

THANK YOU TO ALL FROM EYNSHAM AND NEIGHBOURING VILLAGES WHO CAME ALONG!!!

But sadly, this is not the end of it! We now need to pull together to respond to the WODC consultation on issues relating to the Area Action Plan (AAP) for the Garden Village. We are examining the issues paper thoroughly and will post help for you to respond on our web page here. In the meantime, and as well as, Eynsham Parish Council are offering you help. Go to Eynshams-Response-to-Development or click the AAP icon on the Home page of Eynsham Online.

Please have your say however short. It is a numbers game. We have been advised that 1,000 responses might make a difference!!! We only have until August 3rd to send in our individual responses, so please act fast!

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