The Big Walk in Oxfordshire

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Community Action Groups in the spotlight as The Big Walk came to Oxfordshire Last week Oxfordshire was visited by two walkers, Steve and Katherine, who are travelling hundreds of miles across England to shine a light on fantastic communities and projects that make great things happen as part of The Big … Read More

Get involved with Tandem Festival 2018!

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Tandem Festival celebrates culture, fosters cooperation and inspires change, and they’re back for our 4th edition! This summer the Tandem experience comes to life from 22nd – 24th June. Cycle powered, volunteer-run and community led, Tandem brings you different worlds … Read More

Work with us!

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The CAG Project is hiring a new Project Officer to work with us on building community action on climate change in Oxfordshire. We’re excited to announce that Henry, the current project officer, will soon by job-sharing the Project Coordination role … Read More

Funding secured for Makespace Oxford

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Funding has been secured to provide truly affordable working and making space for Oxford community groups and social enterprises. We’re thrilled to announce that funding has been granted to continue the work we are doing with Aspire Oxford, Transition by Design and Broken … Read More

A tribute to John Gordon

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Written by previous CAG Oxfordshire Project Coordinator Simon Kenton.  It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of John Gordon who died in February after a hard-fought battle with cancer. John was a pivotal figure in the CAG … Read More

There is no ‘away’

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This post was first produced as an opinion piece for the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail, and was originally published there on 24 January 2018 with the online headline ‘Why tackling plastic is crucial for our future’ and ‘Why tackling … Read More

Incredible (Edible) Opportunities

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Incredible Edible have been awarded a grant from the European Social Fund by Oxford City Council to deliver a programme of horticultural, sustainable building and agroecology courses with young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education or unemployment) … Read More

CAG Skill Share Programme is released

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We’ve just finalised our programme of community change-boosting workshops for next week’s Skill Share, taking place on Saturday 11 November at County Hall in Oxford. Reserve your space now to enjoy good company, interesting workshops, and delicious food and drink. … Read More

Community-led land management

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A new piece of research, conducted by an intern from Oxford University, which analysed the benefits of community-led land management has found that 38 plots of land across Oxfordshire are being activity managed and maintained by members of the Community … Read More

Team Oxford and ‘Actober’

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Team Oxford would like to hear from Community Action Groups who have events running in October that would benefit from additional volunteers and promotion so that these can be added to programme of activities taking place during ‘Actober’. If you … Read More

Job Vacancy: CAG Project Officer

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We’re hiring! The CAG Project is looking for a new Project Officer. £20,500-£22,500 (pro rata) depending on experience 22.5 hours per week Fixed Term until end November 2018 (with possible extension) Based in Central Oxford Role & Purpose You will … Read More

Offline Festival

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Project Dirt is a social enterprise working to resource grassroots community projects around the UK. In collaboration with Power to Change and The Eden Project Communities, they are hosting Offline Festival – unearth the power of your community – 15-17th … Read More

Big Green Day Out Fun

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On Saturday 10 June, the CAG Project took part in the Big Green Day Out celebration on Broad Street. The day was an opportunity for people to showcase what they’re doing in Oxford to tackle climate change, improve the local … Read More

CAG Discount for Tandem Festival

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Since its launch, Tandem Festival has been a brilliant celebration of CAGs in Oxfordshire. We have always worked closely together as lots of CAGs have had a presence at the festival for workshops, talks, or just plain fun. This year the … Read More

The CAG Network gets bigger!

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The CAG Project is really pleased to welcome lots of new groups to the Network! We’ve recently expanded to welcome five new groups, some shiny and new, some with a pretty long history. Here’s a little information about them. And … Read More

The Network Social 2017

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The annual CAG Network Social is an opportunity for members of the CAG Project to get together, pause and reflect on the year just gone, celebrate the successes and chat over what’s to come. This year however was tinged with … Read More

Navigate update

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Navigate are a team of trainers and facilitators, who used to be known as Seeds for Change Oxford. They offer a wide range of support for groups. We thought members of the CAG Network would like to know more about … Read More

Councillor Van Coulter

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We are very sad to let you know the news that Councillor Van Coulter, ward councillor for Barton and Sandhills in Oxford City, died on 13 March 2017. A member of Low Carbon Headingon and a strong advocate of the … Read More

Own New Internationalist!

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Guest blog from the New Internationalist.    With Trump in the White House, fake news and nationalism spreading, the world urgently needs media that stands for something better. At New Internationalist, we’ve pioneered our unique kind of global journalism for … Read More

Botley Community Fridge

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If you haven’t yet heard of the concept of a community fridge then I’m sure that will change in the coming weeks and months. It’s an idea that’s gaining a lot of interest across the UK, as communities are trying … Read More

Incredible Edible Hooky – 2017

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Have you heard of the Incredible Edible phenomenon? A food-inspired movement that originated in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, that has developed to over 100 groups in the UK and has spread globally as far as Canada and New Zealand. From small … Read More

One Oxfordshire Consultation

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Have you heard about the proposal put forward by Oxfordshire County Council to disband the current council structure to create a single unitary council? It’s important to have your say in the debate which will affect the future of the … Read More

SESI teams up with Cultivate

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Since 2006 SESI have been helping people cut out the plastic by producing and supplying their own organic, fair-trade and local food and detergents. So far, they have refilled an astonishing 40,000 plastic bottles just in Oxford. Cultivate stock local, … Read More

Oxford Green Week

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The newly named Oxford Green Week is back and will run from Saturday 17 to Sunday 25 June. Previously known as Low Carbon Week, this annual festival encourages creativity, culture and community to inspire people to take action on climate … Read More

Sustainable Blewbury in 2016

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Community Action Group, Sustainable Blewbury, had a busy year in 2016! Here is just a glimpse of what the group got up to. The Mike Edmunds Community Orchard kicked into action on Tickers Folly Field, they continued with Hedge-laying for … Read More

Thermal imaging volunteers wanted

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The CAG Project is working with 4 “Low Carbon” Community Action Groups (CAGs) in the East Oxford area to help “power down” neighbourhoods through a thermal imaging project. Thermal imaging is a powerful tool for engagement to help people understand … Read More