Archive for November, 2012
This Christmas, you might be forgetting the diet and trying to forget the family animosities – but you can still remember to be responsible with your rubbish.
West Oxfordshire District Council says that last year, many people seemed to forget about recycling during the festive period. Recycling rates in the district dropped by around 6% in December and January. That’s a shame when Oxfordshire is normally one of the best counties in England for recycling. So this year, the council is making it easier than ever to dispose of your household rubbish in a sustainable way.
WODC’s Creating Futures magazine has also created another influx of requests to have homes in the area thermal imaged. We’re coming to the end of our first slot for the use of the council’s camera but fortunately we do have another booked for February.
Two things are clear though, people are really keen to reduce heat loss from their homes, and they do read Creating Futures!
If you haven’t read it yet there’s also a very good piece on the reshaping of the Local Plan following the demise of the Cogges Link Road. The Draft Local Plan is open for consultation with roadshows coming up in Witney, Carterton and Brize Norton – more details here…
We began setting up ReFashion at 8am and our band of volunteers transformed the Langdale Hall into a buzzing, vibrant stage for our workshops, swishing event and catwalk by 10.
Over 300 people made their way to the hall to swap clothes, enjoy a coffee, learn a new sewing skill, try the workshops, buy from the charities and watch one of many catwalks showcasing clothes both used and and made from re-used fabrics.
It’s amazing that so many people come along to our organising meetings; even those who can’t commit much time, still help out with specific events and make them such a success.
Nonetheless, Sustainable Witney appreciates that there are lots of you out there who really like what we do, but simply don’t have the free time to give us a hand. If that describes you, then please know that your vocal support for Sustainable Witney is enough!
… But if you do find yourself thinking “I wish I could help more” but not finding the time, then you can quote this code – SUSW1 – if and when you switch your energy supplier to Ecotricity.
Join us to celebrate our recent
OCVA award for Best New Group
and learn more about what we do!
8th November 2012
The Fleece, Church Green, Witney
6.30pm – 7.30pm
Annual general meeting
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Talk by Helen Osborne from
Barracks Lane Community Garden.
Come along to either or both!