Submitted by Oxfordshire Cou... on 28 July, 2011 - 10:58
Oxfordshire County Council Leader Keith Mitchell said: "We are delighted to be supporting this exciting event. The city has a proud history of car manufacturing and Oxfordshire is home to a wide range of research and business interests in the development of low carbon transport. More widely we are also leading the way as a hub for hi-tech industry and scientific innovation."
About the Organisation
Oxfordshire County Council is responsible for providing many key local services and employs over 20,000 people to deliver them. Each year the council manages £845 million of public money in the provision of these services on behalf of Oxfordshire's 615,000 people. This includes schools, social services, the fire service, roads, libraries and the museums service, trading standards, land use, transport planning and waste management.
About the People
Cllr Keith Mitchell OBE
Cllr Keith Mitchell OBE is leader of Oxfordshire County Council and has put Oxfordshire on the map locally, regionally and nationally. His political philosophy is based on belief in the market, less government, encouraging individual responsibility and ensuring that public services are run for the benefit of their users and not their providers. Cllr Mitchell is proud to be politically...
About the Venue
Start (Oxford), 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 09:00 - 18:15 All the electric entrants in the Bridgestone Eco-Rally will make use of existing charging points around Oxford in preparation for the startline exhibition and 75 mile trip to London via Watford.
Start (Oxford), 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally Outside Museum of the History of Science, , OX1 3AZ Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 08:00 - 10:00 The 2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally will start in Broad Street against the backdrop of classic Gothic architecture. Broad Street is a popular tourist destination in the centre of Oxford and is filled with famous Oxford University buildings including the Sheldonian Theatre, Exeter College and the Museum of the History of Science.
Tips, Tools & Advice
Preparing to drive in snow and on icy roads
In this video, Thames Valley Police go through what you'll need in your car in the event of snowy or icy conditions. Insp Paul Winks said: “Obviously in adverse weather conditions, we would advise people not to drive unless absolutely necessary, but acknowledge that people will need to travel and want them to be as prepared as possible before they set off.
Start (Oxford), Outside Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 18 August, 2012 - 08:00 - 11:00
2011 Bridgestone Eco-Rally
Start (Oxford), Outside Museum of the History of Science, 31 July, 2011 - 08:00 - 10:00