September 2023: Campaign to write to councillors

Please join our campaign to write to councillors ahead of the Oxfordshire County Council meeting scheduled for 19th September 2023. This is an important meeting because a decision will be taken on the use of the green belt land known as "The Triangle" which Oxford United FC would like to use for the development of a new stadium.


We know that OUFC are rallying their members to pressurise the Cabinet, and we do not want it be said by Councillors that 'the overwhelming proportion of emails/letters they received’ were in favour of the proposal so please get writing!

Please write to your local councillors below and all the Cabinet chair and vice-chair (plus ideally all the other Cabinet members):



Cutteslowe & Sunnymead:

Andrew Gant

Laurence Fouweather



Tom Landell Mills

Katherine Miles



Steve Goddard

Jo Sandelson



Ian Middleton

Nigel Simpson


OCC CABINET MEMBERS - EMAIL ADDRESSES (Chair) (Vice-chair) (leading on Triangle proposal)


Suggestions for inclusion in your letter, in your own words:

  • The Triangle is the WRONG place for a stadium.
  • OUFC has FAILED to meet OCC's 7 'Strategic Priorities'.
  • OCC shouldn't be selling OUR public Green Belt to further the commercial interest of OUFC's investors.
  • OCC's recent consultation FAILED to explain why OUFC can't stay at the Kassam Stadium. (More information)
  • If applicable, please highlight you are a resident of Oxfordshire. If you live close to "The Triangle" please make that clear also.
  • The Kidlington Parish Poll showed that the overwhelming number of Kidlington residents were against: (928 in favour, 2073 against).
  • Results of the OCC consultation held this summer back up the parish poll results by confirming this stadium is not wanted by local residents. (More information)
  • Please highlight any objections you have to the stadium: traffic, noise, loss of green belt and biodiversity, etc.
  • Question the promises made by OUFC and whether they are in a financial position to deliver their promises.
  • Emphasise that cabinet members need to set their own interests aside in order to make an impartial decision on this matter. We know a number of the councillors are keen supporters of OUFC and appear to be letting that dominate their decision.
  • If you are writing to a councillor who is not a cabinet member, encourage them to pressure any councillors from their political party who will be voting on the decision.