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Cutting carbon begins at home

May 31st, 2011

The current government promised to be the “greenest government ever”, but the UK’s carbon emissions are still too high, risking catastrophic climate change. However, many people don’t realise that 80% of emissions are as a result of local activity. We talk a lot about government action, but it’s time to bring the discussion closer to home.

Friends of the Earth, with the help of their partners in the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, have been organising meetings all over the country where people can meet their elected representatives and discuss local action to cut emissions. The meetings have been timed to happen while the Energy Bill, the first significant piece of green legislation to come from the current government, makes its way through Parliament.

Picture of the room at the Corn Exchange filled with people

The Witney meeting on 25th May

David Cameron declined to attend the Witney meeting on 25th May, but Councillor David Harvey took his place. As a town, district and county councillor, Cllr Harvey represents three levels of local government.

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Wychwood Forest Fair

September 2nd, 2010

This year’s Forest Fair is taking place on the edge of Witney this Sunday 5th September, 11:00am until 5:00pm, Southdown Farm, Crawley Road, Nr Witney, OX29 9TG.

More information here…

Environmental Fun Day, Corn Exchange

July 17th, 2010

Local £99 Insulation Deal

May 12th, 2010

Did you know that the United Sustainable Energy Agency has one of its two offices right here in Witney? A not for profit company, they provide services to the public sector, business, and individuals to help them reduce carbon, adapt to climate change and tackle fuel poverty – right on our doorstep.

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WODC Consultation On Sustainability

March 2nd, 2010

A deadline is looming for responses to the District Council’s key planning document The Core Strategy. This planning policy document forms the framework for how communities in West Oxfordshire will develop up to 2026. It contains specific references to sustainability.

It’s a big undertaking and a lot to take in so I suggest you start with this leaflet before moving on to the document proper here.

Sustainable Witney will be responding before 22nd March and are interested in your views.