Forever Fields 2023 is creating an Art Archive of the 3,400 acres of countryside threatened by Botley West. Join in and share your creativity - painting, photography, drawing, soundscape, music, poetry. Open to all adults, young people and children. Visit the website to log your interest by 31st July and get creating all summer long! There will be an exhibition Autumn 2023 and the Archive will stand as a record of the countryside we want returned if the solar farm goes ahead.
15 September - Cumnor Roadshow
It was standing room only with 130+ at the SBW Cumnor Roadshow. Cllr Chris Westcott, SBW Co-Chair Alex Rogers, and Anthony Thompson gave excellent presentations and Layla Moran, MP joined for an hour to listen and to explain how she was working to support local residents affected by the Botley West Power Station.
A round up of recent events
20 June - Yarnton and Begroke hosted a meeting for residents
24 June - SBW Placards appear in Oxford and Cumnor for the first time
25 June - More successful campaigning at Blenheim’s exits at the Flower Show.
26 June - SBW Cassington talked to lots of visitors to the Bike Night
29 June SBW Roadshow in Bladon providing information and update for residents
1 July Eynsham Carnival
Many carnival goers stopped for a chat and over 100 signed-up their support for Stop Botley West. The new map placards worked really well to help people understand the sheer scale of the proposal. Listen to the interview which SBW gave to Witney Radio here > https://www.mixcloud.com/witneyradio/eynsham-carnival-2023-stop-botley-west-interview/
8 June - SBW at Witney’s Eco Forum
SBW attracted double the usual audience and lots of compliments about the campaign. Our speakers described BWSF proposals and its claimed benefits. They went on to outline key challenges associated with solar on such a large scale on agricultural land and an overview of some alternative energy solutions, prompting lively discussion and many positive comments.
27 May - 1,000 flyers handed out at Blenheim’s exits
A fantastically successful afternoon outside Blenheim’s Food Festival. The sun shone, the crowd cheered, the car horns tooted! The placards were really eye-catching, passing cyclists stopped to chat and offer support. You were all brilliant, please come again and support us at Blenheim’s Flower Festival on Sun 25 June
2 May - 100 residents at SBW’s first Roadshow of the summer
Villagers from Hanborough, Freeland and nearby villages heard campaign updates and News from SBW Chair Karen Squibb-Williams and others. A great deal of interest, some lively discussion and lots of new supporters. Forever Fields Art project Launched - visit www.foreverfields.co.uk for more details.