We are thrilled to welcome 6 new members to the CAG Network since December. With 100 members accross the CAG network now, nearly every part of the county has a group taking positive action locally and we are still regularly contcated by indoviduals and new groups wnated support to get going.
Find out a bit more about our new members below.
We love hearing from new groups and individuals whether they run a group already or are just thinking about starting something locally. We can link you up with like minded groups and people and give you support to get up and running.
1. Down to Earth Community Cafe
Down to Earth is a pop-up cafe with two main activities: Let's Cook Sustainably cooking classes and Down to Earth Community Cafe. Both the cooking classes and community cafe use surplus food and teach awareness around the sustainable food sector. Thet group use the Good Food Oxford Good Food Cooking Toolkit to provide flexi-recipes. They are open to all and designed to bring about greater environmental awareness and to build a more inclusive community.
2. Haseley Earthshot Action Group
The Haseley Earthshot Action Group aims to help the Parish of Great Haseley, and surrounding villages, address the Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies through supporting individual and community
initiatives and actions centred on the five Earthshot principles developed in 2019 by HRH the Duke of Cambridge: Protect and Restore Nature; Clean our Air; Revive our Oceans; Build a Waste Free World and Fix our Climate. Current projects include the Millennium Wood Restoration Project and the Great Haseley Living Churchyard Project. Group meetings are held at least four times a year, usually in the Great Haseley Village Hall.
3. Abingdon Climate Emergency Centre
Abingdon Climate Emergency Centre is an inspirational community hub run by volunteers, for the benefit of the people and the planet. They are building resilience in a climate emergency, right in the centre of Abingdon-on-Thames. Everyone is welcome to attend their online Steering Group meetings which are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month. Please visit their website to see the events they have planned, and find them on Twitter and Facebook.
4. Stonesfield Repair Cafe
The group are currently setting up a repair cafe in Stonesfield, with plans to hold bimonthly events in the village hall where people can bring items to be fixed by the repairers and in the process acquire new skills themselves. They are currently seeking volunteers with skills who like fixing things. Get in touch with the CAG team if you think you can help!
5. Greener Great Coxwell
Greener Great Coxwell is involved in a range of biodiversity and community energy initiatives. They have close links with the National Trust who are major landowners in our parish.
Members are working on the Great Barn pond and the Memorial Garden wilding area and they are investigating a community orchard.
Energy projects range from working with Faringdon council and the Low Carbon Hub to make the Solar Streets and Cosy Homes initiatives available to their village. They have recently been successful in their application to the Rural Community Energy Fund for the Phase 1 Community Heat and Hot Water Project feasibility study, being awarded an amazing £33,000 for the project. Visit their website to find out more.
6. Oxford IT Bank
Getting Tech to those that need it!
Inspired by the need for laptops for remote learning during the pandemic, Oxford IT Bank is like a food bank for tech, getting old devices that are sitting on a shelf somewhere cleaned up and passed on to those who would benefit from them.
They have partnered with Getting Oxfordshire Online, with three more hubs across the county providing devices to people in need. More than 530 devices were provided to people in need in 2021. See the website for more details