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Oxford Backs Save Radley Lakes Campaign

Following its resolution of the 18th February, Oxford City Council has reinforced its official backing of the Save Radley Lakes Campaign.

On Monday, the Council’s Executive Board agreed to send a letter to RWE npower welcoming its decision to defer the filling of Radley Lakes with coal ash from Didcot power station and inviting the company to re-open a dialogue with Radley Parish Council to discuss the future of the lakes.

The Executive Board also encouraged the Save Radley Lakes campaign to seek other forms of support from the Council. This may include a free venue for a public rally (at the discretion of the Lord Mayor) and applying for an emergency grant (through the established procedure).

The Council will also ask the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership to write to RWE npower collectively in support of the Save Radley Lakes campaign.


The Save Radley Lakes campaign needs to raise funds to support Radley Parish Council in the ongoing judicial review into their Town or Village Green application. The campaign is looking to secure the long-term future of the lakes. 

The Lord Mayor of Oxford, John Tanner, has given his personal support to the campaign to save the Radley Lakes and has pledged a contribution to the fund to pay for the legal costs of the Judicial Review. He said,

The Radley Lakes are an important recreational area for Oxford people too. 
I support the campaign permanently to stop power-station ash being dumped in 
the lakes. I urge everyone to donate to the fund for a Town Green to help 
preserve our environment.

Oxford City is one of a growing list of local councils, which so far includes Abingdon Town Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Kennington Parish Council and Sunningwell Parish Council, that are supporting the campaign to save The Lakes.

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