A FORUM to discuss nuclear transportation and how councils can deliver low carbon energy instead will be held in Oxford today.

The Nuclear Free Local Authorities organisation will hold its summer seminar on nuclear transports - as nuclear weapons currently travel up and down the A34 - nuclear transparency and promoting low carbon energy.

The local government voice on nuclear issues wants authorities to adopt anti-nuclear policies and encourage them to be part of a mixed energy supply over the next 40 years.

Currently around 50 local councils - including Oxford City - support the organisation's policies.

The city council's NFLA representative, John Tanner, said: "I am thrilled that Nuclear Free Local Authorities are meeting in Oxford to discuss nuclear safety and local energy scheme.

"Lots of people don't know that nuclear weapons regularly travel up and down the A34."

He added: "It's also important to remember that green energy, produced locally, can be a lot more economical than large-scale nuclear power."

The forum will take place at Oxford Town Hall from 10.30am to 1pm.