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Do Vote TODAY

Show you care: Vote today for your county councillor I just had an email from one of the county councillor candidates in our local area, asking me to go to vote! The email said “It’s never too late for a final push, we just need everyone out to vote today, whoever they vote for, because […]

22nd April is Earth Day!

And it is the first day of President Biden’s 2 day Leaders Summit on Climate The first Earth Day was in 1970, marking the start of the Environmental movement in the USA, so it is significant that President Biden chose 22nd April as the first day of his 2 day virtual Leaders Summit on Climate. He […]

SB March/April Newsletter

The latest SB Newsletter is available to read on the BCA Newsletter page and at SB Latest Newsletter It includes articles on: SB AGM 20th April 2021 and Future activities Oxfordshire County Council Elections 6th May 2021(be sure to use your vote) Ash die back in and near Blewbury Great Green Wall of Africa Does our […]

UK government said: No more oil and gas, but …..

Unbelievable! As the UK prepares to host crucial global climate talks, our government signed off new oil and gas licences in the North Sea. Boris Johnson said that we would “lead the way” in fighting climate change.  This is NOT climate leadership. Instead of propping up the oil industry, the government should support North Sea […]

How to Halve Emissions by 2030

Listen to Radio 4’s Costing the Earth to find out how this can be done. Tom Heap talks to experts who chart the route to hitting the target of the less than 1.5 C temperature rise needed. This avoids the worst effects of a changing climate, if countries start to take action now! To close […]

OxfordCambridge Express way cancelled – it’s official!

Oxford to Cambridge expressway project cancelled as Transport Secretary looks to alternative plans for improving transport in the region* Official announcement on the Gov Uk website says: Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (18 March 2021) announced the cancellation of the Oxford-Cambridge (Ox-Cam) expressway, after analysis confirmed the proposed project was not cost-effective. Oxford to […]

Divesting from fossil fuels – take action now

This is one of the most important things we can do and encourage others to do in this climate crisis. Our biggest personal action is to switch to a green energy company, and there is plenty of advice on the internet about which companies to choose. But how can we influence the big companies who […]

SB January/February Newsletter

The latest SB Newsletter is available to read on the BCA Newsletter page and at SB Latest Newsletter I apologise for the late appearance of the newsletter – no excuse – just rather busy in what could be the most important year ever for the planet. It includes articles on:Blewbury’s own snowdrop – the Blewbury […]

The pace of Biden’s climate action is dizzying.

At last: the end of Trump’s era of denialism The vision laid out in the actions that have been signed by Joe Biden is transformative. A pathway for oil and gas drilling to be banned from public lands. A third of America’s land and ocean protected. The government ditching the combustion engine from its entire […]

Please sign this Traidcraft petition!

Say yes to green trade (and no to fossil fuels) Sign the Traidcraft Exchange*petition: tell the UK government to join the proposed new Green Trade agreement and get serious about tackling climate change. Go to traidcraftexchange.org/accts and scroll down to a button that says: ADD YOUR NAME. Click on it to sign the petition, then email your […]

New 94 timetable begins on January 4th

A New Year present from Thames Travel: more buses, earlier and later buses, AND 6 buses each way on Saturdays! The revised service will run linearly from Didcot through East Hagbourne, Blewbury, Upton, Chilton to Harwell Campus and back again, but unfortunately West Hagbourne’s only stop will be at the Horse and Harrow. The new timetable […]

Leaving the EU – Where will our food come from?

Leaving the EU means that the UK has now to negotiate new trade deals for food imports with nations like the USA, which have lower standards for food production than us. America’s low-welfare standards could wreck the UK’s farming and food industry, The chlorine on chickens isn’t the issue. It’s about why it’s used: to […]

Leaving the EU – biggest farming shake-up in 50 years?

The UK will no longer need to apply EU rules for paying farming subsidies. The £1.6 Bn subsidy farmers receive every year for simply owning or renting land will be phased out by 2028. The wealthiest farmers will face the sharpest cuts, starting with 25% next year. Those receiving less will see a 5% cut.  […]

LET’S END UK FOSSIL FUEL FUNDING ABROAD

The UK government is still pouring billions into climate-wrecking projects abroad – something the Prime Minister’s 10-point plan failed to fix. So this time next week (December 3rd) Friends of the Earth will be handing in their petition calling for the government to end this reckless spending. The more signatures FOE collect, the more impact […]

If Trump wins, the climate loses !

The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4th – but voters will decide for how long. Under Trump, the USA will be the only country to drop out of the international agreement to cut pollution linked to climate change. But if Joe Biden wins, he has pledged to rejoin the accord. The […]

Well done Mya-Rose! British teenager’s climate protest on Arctic ice floe

Environmental activist and campaigner Mya-Rose Craig, 18, was protesting last Friday on an Arctic ice floe at 82 North, in the world’s most northerly climate strike ever! Mya-Rose journeyed to the Arctic on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, which is part of an expedition documenting the impact of the climate crisis and investigating marine life […]