Sustainable Woodstock

We aim to raise public awareness among the residents of Woodstock and beyond on the climate emergency, energy conservation, sustainable travel, waste reduction, recycling, bio-diversity, sustainable economics and respect for the planet. 
We are working with local councils, Woodstock Town Council, local schools and churches, Blenheim Palace, local businesses, the Farmers Market and the Woodstock trade association, Wake Up to Woodstock

Sustainable Transport

For the latest news and details of the Woodstock Safe Routes campaign follow this link to the Cycle Safe Routes page

For the latest news and details of the wider campaign for Active Travel across the seven communities of Woodstock, Bladon, Hanborough, Combe, Stonesfield, Wootton and Blenheim go to the Villages Travel Network website at

Our aim is to campaign for safe and secure routes for cyclists and pedestrians within Woodstock and, locally, beyond the town.

We have three immediate aims:-

We also want to look at other cycle/footway possibilities that may be needed as a consequence of the planned expansion of the town.

We believe that the town’s imminent development provides a once in a generation opportunity to secure the best possible built environment for the town and that this should not fail simply through lack of funds from S 106 or through inadequate Local Government funding.

The “Woodstock Safe Routes” project will provide a platform for all with an interest in encouraging walking and cycling and to consider how we can improve people’s ability to safely move about the town on foot or by bike.  Walking and cycling reduces pressure on town centre parking and improves people’s health and well being.  We would like to involve as many organisations as possible in our “conversation.”  We want to find out what is needed, where and how it might be provided, and, of course, how it can be funded.  It is possible that some grant funding may be available and Sustainable Woodstock is looking further to develop these and other funding streams.

There are a number of groups currently campaigning for more sustainable travel options and in particular the provision of infrastructure for safer cycling.  Among these groups are:-

Comments from group members and others are on the Cycle Safe Routes page

We hope you will join our campaign.  Just tell us if you're interested by emailing here

Oxfordshire County Council's Local Transport Plan

Many of our demands closely match the policy aspirations of Oxfordshire County Council as set out in its Local Transport Plan:-

Policy 03 Oxfordshire County Council will support measures and innovation that make more efficient use of transport network capacity by reducing the proportion of single occupancy car journeys and encouraging a greater proportion of journeys to be made on foot, by bicycle, and/or by public transport.

Policy 17 Oxfordshire County Council will seek to ensure through cooperation with the districts and city councils, that the location of development makes the best use of existing and planned infrastructure, provides new or improved infrastructure and reduces the need to travel and supports walking, cycling and public transport.

Policy 19 Oxfordshire County Council will encourage the use of modes of travel associated with healthy and active lifestyles.

Policy 20 Oxfordshire County Council will carry out targeted safety improvements on walking and cycling routes to school, to encourage active travel and reduce pressure on school bus transport.

Policy 34 Oxfordshire County Council will require the layout and design of new developments to proactively encourage walking and cycling, especially for local trips, and allow developments to be served by frequent, reliable and efficient public transport. To do this, we will [inter alia] ensure that developers promote and enable cycling and walking for journeys