Past Events & Activities

Key events from 2011 – 2015

Energy Information Evening 31 Jan 2011

presented by Terena Plowright, founder of the Greening Campaign.
When: Mon January 31

Exhibition of Thermal Wallingford 26 Feb 2011

When: Fri February 25 – Sat February 26

Cycle leaflet launch 1 May 2011

When: Sun May 1

Public Meeting: Wind turbines in Cholsey and Wallingford? 9 March 2012

Wind turbines in Cholsey and Wallingford?

When: Fri March 9

Public Meeting – Green Deal for Wallingford 20 April 2012

7:00 Brief AGM
7:30 Report on the project funded by the LEAF grant. We have carried out energy assessments on 300 homes in and around Wallingford and commissioned feasibility studies on the potentail for community renewables. Find out more!
When: Fri April 20
Where: Centre 70, Goldsmiths Lane

Family cycle ride May 6 2012

Join us for a ride through the local countryside, following one of the routes in our cycle leaflets. There will be a cafe stop.
When: Sun May 6
Where: Wallingford Market Place

May Bank Holiday stall at Braziers Park

Our spring information stall at the Braziers open day – historic house and grounds, community and sustainable living talks and tours, live music and dancing, workshops, children’s activities, produce and Fair Trade stalls, organic food and local bee
When: Mon May 7

Transport Group Meeting

When: Tue May 22
Where: Town Council Offices, 9 St Martin St, Wa

Carnival planning meeting

Meet in the pub to plan Sustainable Wallingford’s Carnival entry for 2012. All ideas welcome!
When: Thu May 24
Where: Coachmaker\\\’s Arms, Wallingford

make a green car

Help us construct a ‘green car’ for Wallingford Carnival. Contributions of roofing battens, cardboard, green paint and 2″ screws also welcome!
When: Sun June 10
Where: 74 Wantage Road, Wallingford

SusWal Management Group Meeting

A meeting that will focus on developing our communications strategy, we will also review the website.
When: Mon June 11
Where: Phone 01491 201229 for details of where

make a green car 2

Come and help complete and paint our green car for Wallingford Carnival.
When: Wed June 13
Where: 74 Wantage Road, Wallingford

Join us for the Carnival Procession

Sustainable Wallingford float of all things sustainable! Come and join our Green Car in the procession, starting at Hithercroft Sports Park.

Contact Alison: 836086

When: Sat June 16


Bring and share barbeque for members and their families.
You can join on the day – a snip at £5! Please bring a dish – something for the barbecue – liquid refreshments.

RSVP (836425)

When: Sat June 16
Where: Glebe House, Reading Road, OX10 9DT

Public Meeting to Discuss Water Issues in South Oxfordshire

Water Water Everywhere (but not in quite the right places)
Oxfordshire in drought, and extreme weather from climate change. Discuss with Prof John Rodda at the River & Rowing Museum Mill Meadows, Henley, RG9 1BF. RSVP: dr.
When: Fri June 22

Transport Group Meeting

Discuss local transport issues. For an agenda, email
When: Wed July 11
Where: Committee Room, 9 St Martin\’s St, Walli

Transport Group Meeting

Discuss local transport issues. For an agenda, email
When: Wed July 11
Where: Committee Room, 9 St Martin\’s St, Walli

Management Group meeting

Management Group meeting. Open to all members.
When: Tue July 24
Where: 11 Castle Street, Wallingford

Green Drinks

An informal and friendly gathering of like minded people who all share an interest in green and sustainability. Meet and chat over a drink.
When: Tue July 24
Where: The Coachmaker\’s Arms, St Mary\’s St, W

Proposed Hydro Scheme

Presentation by Dave Holt of Goring & Streatley Sustainability Group on progress on the proposed Hydro Scheme on the Thames at Goring lock.
When: Thu August 2
Where: Goring on Thames Village Hall

Management Group meeting

Management Group meeting. Open to all members.

When: Wed September 5
Where: 34 Blackstone Road, Wallingford

Green drinks with Jayne Manley of the Earth Trust

Regular get-together in the Coachmakers Arms – all welcome.
Tonight Jayne Manley will tell us about the Earth Trust’s new five-year strategy.
When: Tue September 25

Transport Group Meeting

Tranport Group Meeting. All members welcome. Contact Alison Smart (01491 836086 or for an agenda
When: Wed September 26
Where: Town Council Committee Room, 9 St Martin

Eco Homes-Open Day

Come along to any of the open homes to see how we are saving energy – and money!

Check under Events & Activities for the table of which homes are open.

When: Sun October 21
Where: Wallingford area

SAVE YOUR ENERGY with Low Carbon Hub & Joju Solar

Sustainable Didcot event –
Powering up: UK renewable energy and how to generate your own energy(and money) from your house
How Oxfordshire is replacing Didcot APower Station with renewable energy
When: Thu November 8
Where: Cornerstone Arts, Didcot

Management Group mmeting

Mainly to discuss setting up and Indusctrial and Provident Society to allow us to raise money for future ventures.
Also review our RHPP2 bid.
When: Wed November 21
Where: Glebe House, Reading Road, OX10 9DT

Green drinks

Regular gathering in the Coachmakers Arms to talk about anything environmental – all welcome
When: Tue November 27

Transport Group meeting

Meeting to discuss the Cholsey Travel Plan, reprinting cycle leaflets and other transport issues.
Contact Alison on 836086 for an Agenda
When: Wed November 28
Where: Town Council Committee Room, 9 St Martin

From drought to flood (Science Exchange)

Much of England began 2012 in a drought, facing a summer of water shortages. So what happened to the drought? In the event, summer 2012 was one of the wettest on record and brought major flooding. Jamie Hannaford will give an overview of the drough
When: Tue January 8
Where: Wallingford Corn Exchange

Management Group meeting

Management Group meeting. Open to all members.
When: Mon January 21

South Oxfordshire Sustainablility Group meeting

Local groups to discuss food, planning, water and waste issues in South Oxfordshire.
Space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should contact John Gordon on 01491 652243 or at

When: Mon February 18
Where: Lily\\\’s Cafe, High St, Dorchester

Film ‘Beyond the Brink’

A film on climate change by a young, local film-maker.
Light refreshments. Tickets £2, members free.
When: Tue February 26
Where: Wallingford Methodist Church Hall.

Management Group meeting

Management Group meeting. Open to all members.
Phone Alison (01491 836086) for directions
When: Tue March 12
Where: 4 Fraser Gardens Wallingford OX10 9BL

Green Spring Cleaning

Information on how to clean using household items and without using harmful chemicals. With lots of before and after pictures and cleaning recipe sheets.
When: Sat March 30
Where: Feather\’s Yard, Wallingford (at the sid

Management Group meeting

Management Group meeting. Open to all members.

NB SODC Planning Committee is considering the Morrisons application at 6:00 today so this meeting has been moved to a later time.

When: Wed April 17
Where: Queen\’s Head, Crowmarsh

Neighbourhood Planning & Sustainable Development

Helen Marshall (CPRE) and Anton Nath (ORCC) offer their experience of Nieghbourhood Plans.
Opinder Liddar discusses sustainable building design.
space limited: email to book a seat
When: Mon April 22
Where: king\’s Arms Barn, Henley RG9 2AD

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting. Open to all members.

When: Sat April 27
Where: Centre 70 Kinecroft Wallingford OX10 0DT

Future Wallingford – what do we want?

Leading green architect and local resident Opindar Liddar offers his ideas on how the proposed 550 new homes in Wallingford can incorporate good design and sustainability. Opindar will be helped by children from local schools.
Refreshment provided.
When: Sat April 27
Where: Centre 70, Wallingford OX10 0DT

Testing the calendar

Test event 1
When: Tue June 11
Where: Test


Sustainable Wallingford’s 10th birthday party. contact for more details.
When: Sat June 15

CTC Cycle Ride

Cycle to Benson for the starting parade of the Benson Veteran Cycle Club Rally, then follow the
riders to coffee and lunch.
Bring a picnic.
Contact Robin Tucker, 07901622622
When: Sun July 7
Where: Wallingford Market Place

CTC Cycle Ride

A 20 mile cycle ride with a tea stop at Dorchester..
Contact John Talbot, 07752 957363
When: Sun August 4
Where: Wallingford Market Place

Wallingford CTC group?

A meeting to discuss options for a new Wallingford Cycle Touring Club group. All welcome.
When: Tue September 24
Where: Coach and Horses, Kinecroft, OX10 0DT

CTC Cycle Ride

A cycle ride of around 25 miles with a tea stop. Meet in Wallingford Market Place
When: Sun October 6
Where: Wallingford Market Place

APPLE DAY 10 till 3

Make the most of your apple harvest this year. Bring all your apples to Centre 70 and we can make juice for you instead of putting them onto the compost heap. Find out what kind of apple tree you have in your garden. Games for children. apple recipes
When: Sat October 12
Where: Centre 70, Wallingford till 3pm

Real Nappy Fair & Toy Swap

Very young children outgrow their toys so quickly. Now is your chance to swap them for something new. At the same time, get your supply of real nappies. Come and ask about the benefits for your baby by using real nappies.
When: Sat November 2

Green Open Homes

Eco-open homes is on again. Please follow the greenopenhomes link to find out which homes are open and the times. If you would like to open your home, please get in touch with Catherine Somerville under ‘Contact us’ for further information.
When: Sat May 17 – Sun May 18
Where: Wallingford area

Annual General Meeting

The chance for Sustainable Wallingford members, and anyone willing to pay £5 to become a member, to hear what the organization has been doing over the past year, have a say in what it does over the next year.
When: Fri June 6
Where: Wallingford Town Hall

Public meeting on new housing development

550 new homes are to be built in Wallingford. Come and find out how you can help make sure they are a beacon not a blight. Speakers to include vice-chair of SODC planning committee.
When: Fri June 6
Where: Wallingford Town Hall


Jeremy Irons stands on a beach beside the ancient Lebanese city of Sidon. Above him towers a mountain of rubbish-a pullulating eyesore of medical waste, household trash, toxic fluids and dead animals-the result of thirty years of consumption by just
When: Wed June 11

25 Years of Reporting the Environment

Roger Harrabin, BBC Energy & Environment Analyst.
Tickets £7 available at Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage or online. Tel:01235 771447 or 01235 760176
When: Sat October 25
Where: The Beacon, Wantage

What Could the World look like in 2030?

Tickets £10 from Vale & Downland Museum. Presenting a positive approach to saving the planet. Speakers: Ben Law ‘woodsman’ of Grand Designs fame; Polly Higgins, author of Eradicating Ecocide and Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture Magazine.
When: Thu October 30
Where: Loyd Lindsey Rooms, Ardington


Wates homes will be holding a short consultation on Thursday this week – 13 Nov – at the Methodist Church, St Leonard’s Square, Wallingford from 3.30-7.30pm. This is for the proposed new homes on Reading Road, next to the hospital. Here is a link to
When: Thu November 13 – Tue November 11
Where: Methodist Church, St Leonard\’s Square,

Henley in Transition publicity event prior to London Climate March

See link
When: Sat February 14
Where: Falaise Square, Henley

National climate march in London

March and rally to call for action on climate change
When: Sat March 7
Where: Central London

Water Futures For Oxfordshire — coping with risks and pressures

Organized by South Oxfordshire Sustainability (SOS).
Speakers: Richard Harding (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Graham Scholey (Environment Agency) and Steve Tuck (Thames Water)
The meeting is a contribution to UK celebrations of World Water Day
When: Fri March 20
Where: Cholsey Pavilion

Westmill Community-Owned Solar & Wind Farm Guided Tour

Join us for a free 45 minute guided tour of Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park. Your chance to discover how wind turbines work and see the world’s largest community-owned sustainable energy farm.
When: Sat October 17

Swap Shop

Our next exchange of unwanted items. All welcome, no need to bring anything
When: Sat January 9
Where: Regal Centre, Wallingford

SwapShop Saturday 30 Jan 9.45-1130

Another chance to pass on unwanted items to a good home, and pick up something useful, rather than adding to the waste mountain- all completely free!
When: Sat January 30
Where: Regal Centre, Wallingford

A test event tomorrow

Heres adesctiption
When: Thu September 15 – Wed September 14

Swap Shop

A spring opportunity to pass on unwanted items to a good home, and get something you need, all helping to reduce the waste mountain!
When: Sat April 8
Where: Regal Centre, Wallingford

(For events before 2011, click here)