Archive for the ‘News’ category

Well Oiled

July 16th, 2010

Finally some good news from the Gulf of Mexico – BP have managed to stem the flow of oil for the first time. It’s not clear if it’s a permanent solution yet, but if it is then a line can drawn on the balance sheet and the total cost calculated.

The Greenpeace alternative logo competition is open for voting. Sustainable Witney didn’t submit an entry in the competition, but should we have?

Has the situation in the gulf got anything to do with us?

Answers in the comment box below…

10:10 Newsflash

May 14th, 2010

The Government Signs-up to 10:10 from The1010Campaign on Vimeo.

Marriotts Crossing

March 18th, 2010

Living Streets met with representatives of Oxfordshire County Council on Welch Way this morning to discuss the missing crossing. Prior to Welch Way being closed at the start of building work, a pelican crossing existed opposite what is now the entrance to the new shopping centre. On completion of the work the crossing had vanished.

Picture from original Witney Gazette article

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January Update

January 25th, 2010

We had our brainstorm meeting a little over a week ago on 16 Jan and here are some of the outcomes.

  • Being a part of Sustainable Witney is now FREE, however donations are (and have been) very gratefully received. To join click on the “Register” link above – do all rush at once, it’s very simple.
  • There are two committee personnel changes to report. We welcome onto the committee Sally Lee, a member of the Fair Trade Action Group, and we say farewell to Richard MacKenzie, a founding member, who has stepped down to free up time for another project.
  • That has also triggered a move to this alternative style of website, something my more limited internet skills can cope with – whether or not I’m up to it only time will tell!
  • Organised by Jonathan, the first monthly Sustainable Witney Social Evening takes place at the Plough on Wednesday 3 Feb – see “Upcoming Events” on the right. Come along and meet us for a chat.
  • Brigitte is arranging quarterly talks in the Corn Exchange beginning in May, keep an eye on the list of events.

We have other irons in the fire, to be beaten into shape as we go – watch this space!

Where’s Our Crossing?

January 11th, 2010

The Witney Branch of Living Streets are lobbying the County Council for a pedestrian friendly crossing in Welch Way. Here’s the report in the Witney Gazette.