Oxford Pedestrians’ Association and disability groups are battling with Oxfordshire County Council over plans to introduce a controlled parking zone in East Oxford which would leave only 1 meter of pavement available for pedestrians. The Equality and Human Rights Commission have written to the council asking if the council has carried out a full disability impact assessment. The council recently announced that it would consult with the 1,726 affected households again due to the ‘deep divisions over the proposals’. This will be the sixth consultation at it has already spent £160,000 on consultations!
Meanwhile… Oxfordshire councils working with Thames Valley Police and the Pedestrians’ Association supply free windowscreen stickers to be used on cars which block the pavement through their local libraries.
And then… East Oxfordshire Car Club has 6 car club cars available for use by local people without the need to own a car. They have 2 new high fuel efficiency VW Polo Blue Motions and 4 ‘recycled’ cars donated by local residents. That’s the spirit.