Join the Oxfordshire Open Thought community to help shape our future

We asked you – our county’s residents, businesses and organisations – to give your views on how we might tackle some of the challenges facing us in the future.
And we received hundreds of submissions via online engagement tool Oxfordshire Open Thought.
Now we are shining a spotlight on some of the most thought-provoking, bold and innovative ideas on how we should live, work, travel and tackle climate change – and asking for your views.
Organisations such as the Campaign to Protect Rural England Oxfordshire, VeloCity and Sport England are among those who are being profiled.
The submissions cover topics ranging from how to reconnect children with nature to preventing isolation in rural communities to encouraging wellbeing in our villages, towns and cities.
We want your thoughts on the ideas and for you to discuss them with other users on the website.
It is hoped these conversations will build on the work of the initial Open Thought engagement and help develop real solutions to how we live, work, move around and tackle climate change in the future.
Councillor Emily Smith, Chair of the Oxfordshire Growth Board, said: “This is another great opportunity to help shape the future of Oxfordshire.
“The Open Thought website is a resource where you can read the ideas, leave comments, respond to other people’s comments and upvote them if you agree with them.
“I’d encourage everyone to use Open Thought site to let the Growth Board and the councils working on the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 know what you think our future should look like and how we can tackle the big challenges facing us.”
You can view the highlighted responses and leave your comments at

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