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Thames Valley

Thames Valley Citizens

Who are we?

We are Thames Valley Citizens, a Citizens UK Chapter. Member organisations that represent over 6,000 people from institutions of faith, education, union and community. We are diverse, inclusive and committed to working together for the common good.

We are growing across Thames Valley, with an established alliance in Milton Keynes and others forming in Oxford and Reading. We are also establish campaign teams and projects around welcoming new communities, climate change, and the real Living Wage. Together, we organise and tackle injustices in our local communities.

Since our founding in 2010, we have successfully campaigned to get:

What are we fighting for?

The priority issues voted on by members in our community include:

Milton Keynes (14)

  • Church of Christ the Cornerstone
  • Congolese Community
  • St Monica's Primary School
  • MK Academy
  • MK Council of Faiths
  • MK Deanery
  • MK Green Alliance
  • MK Quaker Meeting
  • Open University
  • Q:alliance
  • St. Augustine’s RC Church
  • St. Frideswide’s Church
  • St. Paul’s Catholic School
  • Stantonbury Ecumenical Partnership

Please email Stephanie Laing if your institution is interested in joining this alliance - Stephanie.Laing@citizensuk.org

Oxford (5)

Leaders in Oxford have come together as a Temporary Sponsoring Committee to build a new alliance for this city. Get in touch to be part of this newly developing alliance.

  • The Oxford Academy
  • Oxford Hub
  • Oxford Welcomes Refugees
  • Syrian Sisters
  • EMBS Community College

Please email Keith Hebden if your institution is interested in joining this alliance - Keith.Hebden@citizensuk.org

Reading (6)

Leaders in Reading have come together as a Temporary Sponsoring Committee to build a new alliance for this city. Get in touch to be part of this newly developing alliance.

  • University of Reading
  • Reading University Student Union
  • ACRE (Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality)
  • Reading Refugee Support Group
  • Reading Muslim Council
  • Reading Deanery

Please email Jessica Maddocks if your institution is interested in joining this alliance - Jessica.Maddocks@citizensuk.org

Campaign Teams

  • Living Wage in Social Care
  • Action on Climate and the Environment
  • Misogyny Hate Crime
  • Together We Can

Please email Keith Hebden if you're interested in getting involved in these local campaigns - Keith.Hebden@citizensuk.org

Strategic Partners (4)

A strategic partner is a member of Thames Valley Citizens contributing significantly above their membership dues to support the wider alliance.

  • The Diocese of Oxford
  • University of Reading
  • Open University
  • St Frideswides Hub, Milton Keynes

Please email Keith Hebden if you're interested in becoming a Strategic Partner - Keith.Hebden@citizensuk.org

Towns & Villages

With our Strategic Partner, the Diocese of Oxford, we are exploring developing Community Organising in rural areas and are also open to developing alliances in towns and other areas of the Thames Valley.

Please email Keith Hebden if you're interested in exploring developing Community Organising in rural areas in Thames Valley - Keith.Hebden@citizensuk.org

Want to join our Chapter?

We’re always looking for new members! Get in touch with our local Community Organisers using the form below.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Citizens UK member.


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