A 17-year-old tries to translate the planning world for fellow teens. And there’s also biscuits.
Should you need a shorter journey then E-Scooters (as they are called) are the perfect piece of mobility to use. I’m an avid fan of them. I think they can help us reduce our carbon emissions greatly by ditching our cars – they’re one of the largest contributors to air pollution in our area. With E-Scooters not only do you decrease that threat, but you also make it easier for the people to get from point A – B without the congestion.
This week Meghan and Harry announced they were moving out of their Grandma’s house for a new life in Canada. I’d love to move out and become independent but the housing situation is far from ideal in our area – and it’s something the Plan is trying to address.
Hello everyone. Welcome to 2020! Boy are we still trying to get our heads around it – not only is this a new year but a new decade. It’s amazing to think about the changes we’ve seen over the last decade, especially in innovation and new tech in our homes and everyday lives. And it makes you think about what this new decade will bring as things will inevitably be different and there will be changes to all our lives, hopefully for the good.
I have joined the communications and engagement team – an integral part of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 that the Oxfordshire Growth Board oversees. It may sound boring, but I can assure you that it’s anything but and it really is looking to improve the lives of the younger generation. The plan is focusing on creating more opportunities in the future for Oxfordshire ranging from better transport to more affordable housing along with the encouragement of a greener lifestyle to hopefully help tackle climate change. There’s a lot in this plan that should help Oxfordshire thrive and I hope to enable you all to understand it as it continues to develop over time.
About the author
Oliver Walters, 17, is a business level 3 student at City of Oxford College. His interest include science, architecture and politics. He is on a work placement with the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 team until May 2020.