Residents will be confined to their local neighbourhood and have to ask permission to leave it all to 'save the planet'.
Oxfordshire County Council yesterday approved plans to lock residents into one of six zones to 'save the planet' from global warming. The latest stage in the '15 minute city' agenda is to place electronic gates on key roads in and out of the city, confining residents to their own neighbourhoods.
Under the new scheme if residents want to leave their zone they will need permission from the Council who gets to decide who is worthy of freedom and who isn't. Under the new scheme residents will be allowed to leave their zone a maximum of 100 days per year, but in order to even gain this every resident will have to register their car details with the council who will then track their movements via smart cameras round the city.
Communism will make the weather better.
Oxfordshire County Council, which is run by Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party, secretly decided to divide-up the city of Oxford into six ‘15 minute’ districts in 2021 soon after they were elected to office. None of the councillors declared their intention of imprisoning local residents in their manifestos of course, preferring to make vague claims about how they will 'improve the environment' instead.
Every resident will be required to register their car with the County Council who will then monitor how many times they leave their district via number plate recognition cameras. And don’t think you can beat the system if you’re a two car household. Those two cars will be counted as one meaning you will have to divide up the journeys between yourselves. 2 cars 50 journeys each; 3 cars 33 journeys each and so on.
Under the new rules, your social life becomes irrelevant. By de facto Councils get to dictate how many times per year you can see friends and family. You will be stopped from fraternising with anyone outside your district, and if you want a long distance relationship in the future, forget it, you are confined to dating only those within a 15 minute walk of your house.
A single person’s life will be at the mercy of Communists in central office, dictating the same type of draconian rules we had to avert the last crisis, a mild flu virus so deadly 80% of people didn't even know they had it.
An entirely new social structure is being imposed on Oxford's residents ( and more cities are to follow) under the lie of saving the planet. but what it really is, is a plan for Command and Control. There will be permits, penalties and even more ubiquitous surveillance. Council officials will determine where you can go and how often, and will log every time you do. 15-minute cities, or 15 minute prisons?
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TRUE: Oxfordshire County Council ARE Planning Climate Lockdown Trials in 2024
The article makes the claim:
Oxfordshire County Council Pass Climate Lockdown 'trial' to Begin in 2024.
Residents will be confined to their local neighbourhood and have to ask permission to leave it all to 'save the planet' and goes on to list the ways in which this will be done.
Oxford Council(s) Declared a Climate Emergency in 2019.
Oxford City Council declared a Climate Emergency in 2019, and held a Citizens Assembly on Climate Change. Their declaration states: "In January 2019, Oxford City Council members unanimously declared a climate emergency and agreed to create a citizens assembly in Oxford to help consider new carbon targets and additional measures to reduce emissions."
(A citizens assembly is an idea created by Extinction Rebellion founder Roger Hallum.)
Oxfordshire County Council's Climate Plan
In conjunction with City councillors; Oxfordshire County Council created a Climate Action Plan to 'Tackle the Climate Emergency' This includes the head of the County Council stating: "There will be significant challenges to our ambitions. It requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society and a strong lead from national government. But we are experiencing a moment in time at which our pace of learning and appetite for change is rapid. We have adopted new skills and adapted how we live and work. It is this ingenuity that we will draw upon as we address the climate emergency. We will ‘build back better’ for a zero-carbon, resilient economy, strong communities and a healthy place to live."
"The future we will create will not be based on business-as-usual decision making."
Oxfordshire County Council Declaration
The action Oxfordshire County Council are: a Climate Active Council, that Oxford is a 'Living Laboratory' for its experiments and that the council intend to 'design-out energy inequality' whilst also declaring that 'electric and active travel as the new normal' see here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/sites/default/files/file/about-council/OCC_Climate_Action_Framework2020.pdf
Oxfordshire County Council Awarding themselves extra powers to implement 15 Minute City Scheme
In declaring a 'Climate Emergency' Oxford Councils afforded themselves new powers including what they call ETROs (Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders)
The powers Oxfordshire County Council awarded themselves were over and above their constitution enabling the council to implement the plans that they otherwise would not have the powers to do.
Roadblocks stopping most motorists from driving through Oxford city centre will divide the city into six “15 minute” neighbourhoods.
15 Minute City Plan
Oxfordshire County Council have passed a plan to divide the city into 6 Zones. with Its 150,000 residents being allowed to use their cars as much as they like 'within their district'. However, those 150,000 residents will only be able to drive outside their allotted zone a maximum of 100 occasions a year. Private cars are the entire focus of these strict new plans.
Under the new proposals, if any of Oxford’s 150,000 residents drives outside of their designated district more than 100 days a year, he or she will be fined £70 for each breach of the rules.
Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras will be installed to monitor vehicles going through the traffic filters. Traffic signs will identify the location of each traffic filter, including operational hours and vehicles that are exempt to travel through.
Enright also told the Sunday Times that 'the plan would go ahead whether residents like it or not.'
Forcing residents to stay in an allotted zone or face fines in the name of a climate emergency is a form of climate lockdown.
Oxfordshire County Council is planning to introduce "climate lockdowns" and have past a series of measure to this effect. So called 'fact-checkers' and activists claiming to be journalists have deliberately misinterpreted the article to push their various agendas whilst the inevitable straw-man argument about conspiracy theorists is trotted out about the authors rather than putting a robust argument about the original article, which they have not read.
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