· 21 March 2023
Attend Kidlington Parish Council's Annual Parish Meeting Thursday 30th March, 7.30 pm at Exeter Hall. Come to make your voice heard and your presence felt. Do you have a question? Submit it in advance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· 14 March 2023
Breaking Stadium News - but it's not good news Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has published the agenda for its Cabinet meeting on 21st March 2023. This includes an Engagement and Communications Strategy, Timeframe and Memorandum of Understanding (i.e. the key principles of future detailed terms) for OUFC’s stadium. We are deeply disappointed, frustrated and aggrieved. OCC has not listened to us. It does not intend to hold an appropriate local consultation for residents in Kidlington, North...
· 07 February 2023
OUFC confirms profit is their main driver This is what Tim Williams, CEO of OUFC, had to say on Radio Oxford's 'Five Minute Fans' Forum' on 2 February 2023: “in terms of revenues, an extra 10,000, which is still lower than Derby, could give us an extra 2 million quid of extra revenue. That can go straight onto the pitch in terms of investment. That’s why we need our own stadium, that’s why we need to focus off the pitch, because it’s what allows us to spend on it. And then just another...
· 29 January 2023
Oxford United’s plans are now limited to building just a stadium (which may incorporate some commercial development in the building). So any planning application – while major – would be much more limited in scope. Oxford United have already begun to draw up proposals that address the County Council’s requirements. One of these, is that they engage fully with everyone affected and keep people informed of progress. Anyone can now subscribe to get ‘official’ OUFC stadium news here:...
· 26 January 2023
Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Cabinet Meeting (24.01.23) update: We’re delighted that Cllr Calum Miller answered our call for clarity on Stratfield Brake, finally confirming that it’s off the table for commercial development! Fantastic news for FoSB, and everyone who has campaigned to protect this precious local green space. This time last year we were being told that the commercial development on Stratfield Brake was necessary to fund the stadium. This begs the question of how the...
· 15 January 2023
This updates the blog post/ email sent 11th January with important new information
· 05 January 2023
Press release from Friends of Stratfield Brake January 2023
· 21 December 2022
Dear Friend In January 2022 Oxfordshire County Council announced that it was entering into formal negotiations with Oxford United Footbal Club on the potential lease of the land at Stratfield Brake and the neighbouring ‘triangle'. This would allow the club build a new stadium to replace the current one (which is only about 20 years old) . Friends of Stratfield Brake (FoSB) formed to oppose the stadium proposal. We’ve spent the year campaigning to protect Stratfield Brake. The County Council...
· 05 December 2022
Oxfordshire County Council have released an update on OUFC's stadium proposal. The Council appear to have recognised that Stratfield Brake is not suitable. Instead they are to consider if the stadium can be located on a nearby alternative Green Belt site which the County also own. This is 'the Triangle' of land located to the east of Frieze Way / South of Kidlington Sainsbury's Roundabout immediately opposite to Stratfield Brake. The council's full letter, dated 4th December 2022 can be...
· 22 November 2022
OUFC proposal sent to County Council but when will it be made public?