We are in partnership
Sustainable Wallingford works in partnership with local government, schools, health service, food producers and businesses to promote awareness of sustainability and to take action to become more sustainable. Generous district and county council grant funding has allowed us to deliver projects including those on our projects page
Sustainable Wallingford is also a member of several low-carbon community groups in Oxfordshire- click on the links to find out more:
(CAGs) are a network of local voluntary groups in Oxfordshire. The CAG network consists of over 50 groups like ours across Oxfordshire at the forefront of community led climate change action, organising events and projects to take action on issues including waste, transport, food, energy and biodiversity. The network runs over 1,000 events per year, attended by over 60,000 local residents.They organise events and initiatives to raise awareness and take action on climate-change issues including waste reduction, promoting the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), carbon reduction, sustainable transport, and food, energy and water issues to live a more sustainable and less resource-dependent life in their local community. Our SwapShop is now one of many run by CAGs around the county.
South Oxfordshire Sustainability (SOS) is a collaboration initiated by Sustainable Wallingford. Local voluntary groups in the district meet with representatives from Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire Environment & Waste Partnership to explore ways in which our public, private and voluntary sectors can work more closely together.
Discussions so far have highlighted these key areas as having potential for greater partnership working:
Communities & local authorities working together
- How do the local authorities tackle climate change from within?
- Can OCC, SODC & the community work more closely to achieve common goals, e.g. Green Deal?
- How can we build on Oxfordshire’s successes?
- What opportunities are there for ensuring that waste reduction is top of the agenda?
- Can more be done to support the reduction of commercial waste?
- How can the community become more involved in planning decisions and the provision of local infrastructure, e.g. local transport links, through Section 106 & Community Infrastructure Levy?
- Is there a way to encourage joined-up thinking on new-build housing to include renewables, energy efficiency, etc. from the outset, and can low-carbon groups help in this area?
- Neighbourhood plans aside, are there opportunities for better communication & support in these areas?
- What are the local authorities’ thoughts on sustainable food production and resilience in Oxfordshire, and what resources do we have available as a county?
- Provision of allotments and agricultural land, support for local markets & producers, etc.
Low Carbon Hub
The Oxfordshire Low Carbon Hub is run by communities, for communities: through the Hub, local groups can access resources, training and advice from people who are successfully doing what we are also trying to do.
Under the Hub umbrella we have a powerful network of active communities in Oxfordshire working on climate change, with the potential to make a huge impact on reducing carbon emissions across the county, including: