Radley Lakes was formed on 20th May 2005 by local people to prevent the
destruction, by RWE NPower, of a priceless wildlife area in Radley
known as Thrupp Lake and Bullfield Lake
the course of several subsequent public meetings, which were well attended
by a number of people from various sectors of the community, a dedicated
core of people has emerged who are devoting a considerable amount of time
and energy to moving the campaign forward.
Although officers had been appointed for managing the finances and conduct
of business, the rapid growth of membership and consequent flow of information
resulted in a core executive taking over responsibility for managing the
affairs of The Group. This was done under the terms of a draft constitution
formally tabled on 25th July, and adopted in the interim.
The Group was formally constituted
at its meeting of 8th August.
Under this constitution, the
Executive comprises the Group's Officers and Principals, each of whom
leads a group specialising in a particular area of activity.
The aims of the Group (as set out in the Constitution) are:
prevent the imminent destruction of, or damage to, The Lakes by operations
carried out by RWE NPower
conserve The Lakes and all the wildlife therein..
campaign to prevent further disposal of PFA from Didcot Power Station
being carried out at Radley
campaign for the adoption of The Lakes as a public amenity.
|Publicity & Fund
|Pollution & Flooding,
Wildlife & Ecology
||Dr D Guyoncourt and
Dr B Crowley
|Legal & Environmental
||Dr P Harbour
|Correction to Executive Listing
||Dr R Eeles resigned his responsibilities on the Executive after
the completion of the Planning Objection in May 2006.
with a group of three people who were angry at the continued destruction
of an area of natural beauty, the membership has grown significantly
as the campaign has progressed. The Campaign now has an Executive
and subgroups which have been set up to deal with various aspects
of the Planning Application in order to make relevant objections
to the Planning Officer.
More than twenty people have attended regular meetings held at the
Hadland Road Community Centre, on a regular basis, and countless
more have offered their support, financially, by offering expertise,
by engaging in fund-raising activities and promoting public awareness.
These associate members have endorsed the objectives of our Group
and the objections we are making to NPower and Oxfordshire County
Groups who support us
to see who supports our Campaign
Photograph taken July 05