Fri06Jun20147:30 pmWallingford Town Hall
Slade End Farm - 550 new homes for Wallingford
(Outline planning application imminent)
Can we make them homes to be proud of?
Come and find out how you can help make sure these new homes in our town are a BEACON NOT A BLIGHT.
- Homes that are good to live in
- A welcome extension to our community
- Imaginative design and layout - not one more "clone town" estate
- Energy efficient buildings
- Showcasing the best of tomorrow's homes
- Low environmental impact
Elizabeth Gillespie - SODC Planning Committee
Paul Black - Derwenthorpe Eco-Development, York
Opinder Liddar - Green Architect, Wallingford
Chair: John Gordon, Sustainable Wallingford
District and town councillors invited
Wed11Jun20147:30 pmCorn Exchange, Wallingford
“Trashed” – An award-winning film with Jeremy Irons
Wednesday 11th June 7.30pm
Corn Exchange, Wallingford
If you think waste is someone else’s problem … think again!
Discover through this award-winning film with Jeremy Irons the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution.
This is a meticulous, brave investigative journey that takes Irons (and us) from scepticism to sorrow and from horror to hope.
Tickets £5 from the Corn Exchange box office
Sustainable Wallingford is a voluntary group of local residents with a common goal of building a more sustainable town and community. All of us share a passion for making a difference locally here in Wallingford.
Sun22Jun201411:00 amEarth Trust Farm, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
22nd June 11am-4pm
- Grow tasty salad
- Veg growing talks
- Chicken keeping talks
- BYO plants to swap
- Children's planting
- Sample local food
Earth Trust Farm, Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QZ
Adults £5, Children £2
For more information please call 01865 407792 or visit the Earth Trust website.
Thu17Jul20147:00 pmCentre 70, Wallingford
Discussion on issues of design and sustainability of Wallingford new housing. Possible discussion also of wider issues of housing numbers in South Oxfordshire.
Follow up to seminars held on 6th March involving local food growers, restaurateurs, pub owners, food marketeers, and food shops on how to increase the production and consumption of local foods. For further details contact Phil Pritchard or Jill Bindoff on email@example.com.
Date to be decided!
Following our serious floodings last winter and spring, Oxfordshire council and SODC have been learning lessons and preparing for future events. OCC and SODC speakers will present, a wide range of related issues will be addressed and searching questions are invited. A possibly separate meeting will address local flood prevention plans and how these could be strengthened (e.g., appointing water bailiffs in each parish?) The link with planned massive expansion of new housing will also be addressed.
Thu29Jan20157-9pmWallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0EG
Flood Prevention One Year On
How Communities Can Work Together
Thursday 29th January 2014, 7-9pm
Wallingford Town Hall
(note change of venue) Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0EG
Overview from Gordon Hunt (County Drainage Engineer)
Then two presentations from local community groups:
Stewart Scott - The Hanney's Flood Group
Dr. Harvey Rudda - Chalgrove Strategic Flood Risk Assessment
Followed by questions to a panel and refreshments.
Jointly organised by South Oxfordshire Sustainability Group and South Oxfordshire & Vale of White Horse District Councils.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org or Richard Harding at email@example.com
Sat21Mar20159:00 amWallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0EGSolar Roadshow at Wallingford Town HallSaturday 21st March, 9am to 3pm.If you have ever wanted to know about solar renewables, find out how solar power benefits the environment and your bank balance, or been confused by the technical jargon of RHI, FiT and PV, then this is the event for you.In April 2014 the Government launched the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme to promote the use of renewable heat. Owners of systems receive payments under the RHI scheme, but, unlike the FiT scheme, payments are compressed into a seven year window, thereby reducing the period over which payback is achieved.
Sims Solar from Wallingford is hosting the Solar Roadshow so that more people will be aware of the different installation schemes. There is no pressure to sign up, just go along and ask questions to find out more about solar renewables. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the event.
Fri24Apr20157:30 amWallingford Town Hall, Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0EG
Tue17May20167:30 pmWallingford Town HallSOS, together with Sustainable Wallingford and the Need Not Greed campaign, are sponsoring a public meeting in Wallingford Town Hall on Tuesday, 17 May at 7.30. This is part of a wider effort to alert people across the county to the need to respond to current Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) consultations on the SEP REFRESH strategy, which threatens to overwhelm us with 100,00o new homes, 85,000 new jobs - and a new Didcot every two years.if it goes through there will be increased pressure for new housing in many, if not most, of our towns and villages, as well as large scale potential environmental damage and serious potential increases both in air pollution and in greenhouse gas emissions.PLEASE HELP US PUBLICISE - PRINT OUT AND FIND PLACES TO DISPLAY THE ATTACHED POSTER:PLEASE COME YOURSELVES. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE QUESTIONNAIREPLEASE ENCOURAGE ANYONE ELSE YOU TALK TO DO SO TOO (DEADLINE, 20 MAY)
For suggestions on how to respond and further details please go to the Need Not Greed website
Wed03Oct20187:00 pmGlebe House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DTThe next meeting of SOS is on Wednesday, 3rd October and we shall focus on Air Pollution.Caroline Newton, SODC Cabinet Member for the Environment, will be attending. We will discuss how the District Council can work with sustainability groups in the market towns.Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We follow the meeting with a shared supper, so please bring a plate and a bottle. (NB Personally, I am vegan). The venue is our home: Glebe House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DT (directions and parking information).Here are the minutes from our last meeting (which are quite interesting).Agenda to follow - nearer the date.