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Nov
10
Fri
Shifting Gear: A Radical Change for Cycling @ Rose Hill Community Centre and Cheney School
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day
Shifting Gear: A Radical Change for Cycling @ Rose Hill Community Centre and Cheney School | Rose Hill | England | United Kingdom

The two-day event, sponsored by Freeths, is designed for council officers, transport planners, politicians and campaigners. It features a range of keynote speakers – including design and sustainable transport expert, Lynn Sloman; and cycling tsar and former cycling commissioner for London, Andrew Gilligan – but the emphasis of the event will be on discussion and debate across a wide range of workshops throughout the conference programme. Workshop subjects include: inclusive cycling, funding, local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs), changing travel behaviour, workplace cycling initiatives, Bikeability, effective campaigning, the role of social media, the application of cycling research, and the role of cargo bikes and e-bikes in urban environments. These workshops, led by national and local experts, are designed to inform but also to enable discussion and debate.
Please note Friday is at Rose Hill Community Centre and Saturday is at Cheney School.
You can find the full programme along with information about the workshop leaders here: http://www.cyclox.org.
Tickets are now available for the event. If you have any questions about the conference or programme please contact Kath Cochrane at coordinator@cyclox.org or 07729846778.
I hope you have time to grab your bargain tickets whilst they last.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand!

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The St Nic’s local produce and craft market is back! Every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm there will be stall in the little garden at the top of Stert Street (in the church if wet) selling fresh veg, local eggs, home-baked cakes and preserves, plants, seedlings and flowers.

Go early to get the best selection!

Even more important, if you have any produce to sell, you can do so at the market provided you collect the money and any unsold items promptly at 1pm, and donate 10% of the takings to St Nicolas Church funds. To join the happy band of producers, email Gilly Osborne ongho@dial.appleinter.net.

We are very happy to support this well-established venture bringing excellent, incredibly fresh local food right into the centre of town. Please help make it a success!

 

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Guided tour of Osney Lock Hydro @ Osney Lock
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Photo by Adrian Porter

30 minute tour of the first community-owned hydro built on the Thames.

Booking essential – book here.

Nov
11
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Talking Shop’s Market & Cafe

We sell delicious local produce and run a great cafe every Saturday morning from 9am to midday in the Village Hall, Sandford-on-Thames.

The Saturday Market & Cafe was started as a fundraiser and as an opportunity to investigate the market, to work with and to build up a team of volunteers and to learn about running a shop of sorts.

The Market is run completely by volunteers – we have a pool of about 60 people involved and about 15 work on any Saturday morning to run the market.

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  • Newspapers
  • Fantastic fruit & veg, grown without chemicals, from Ashtrees Farm in Benson
  • Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
  • Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
  • Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
  • Great English cheeses
  • Yoghurt from Woodlands Dairy in the Cotswolds
  • Butter from Netherend Farm

Guest Pitches

We have space for several additional guest pitches. We charge a £10 pitch fee, you keep your takings. We’re always excited to invite new people to join us. If you are an independent local producer, professional or not, and you are interested in selling through the market please do get in touch – email on orders.talkingshop@gmail.com or call on 01865 774661.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand.

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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CAG Network Skill Share (CAG event) @ County Hall
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join other Community Action Groups at the fifth annual CAG Network Skill Share.

The CAG Network Skill Share is the highlight of the CAG calendar and a chance for community groups from across Oxfordshire and beyond to come together to swap ideas and inspiration, take part in training and get expert advice.

The day will cover everything from practical “how-to” workshops on projects and skills for improving our communities, to sessions on developing your group and building resilience, including:

  • Energy projects: Thermal imaging and Community Energy Manager
  • Waste projects: Repair Cafes and PAT testing
  • Food surplus projects: Cafes, community fridges and shops
  • Transport projects: Air pollution and safer cycling
  • Sustaining the gaze and avoiding burnout
  • Loneliness and engaging harder to reach communities
  • Managing group conflict
  • Tools for organising our groups effectively

A world café session in the afternoon will provide an opportunity for all involved in CAGs to help shape how the CAG Project evolves to better support what the CAGs require to thrive and develop.

There will be a delicious food surplus lunch, tea & coffee, local apple juice and wine to enjoy.

The full schedule will be released soon, but book now to guarantee a place!

We are asking for a suggested donation of £5 on the door to help us cover the costs of tea & coffee, lunch and a local wine/apple juice reception.

The event will also be open to wider networks including Devon CAGs, Big Lunch Extra groups, Oxford Student Hubs and Oxford University Student Environmental groups.

East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market is a small, friendly local market which can provide the staples for your weekly shop, all from sources within 30 miles of Oxford: bread, eggs, milk, vegetables, cheese, various meats, refills for cleaning supplies – as well as a range of other products such as jewellery, clothing and secondhand books.

It has been running since August 2006, and is a non-profit making organisation, run by a committee and a group of volunteers.

We are passionate about the market and what it sells. We actively source food from within 30 miles of Oxford and encourage community stalls run by local residents. We also offer Fairtrade produce from further afield and try to make sure it comes to us by land or ship. Further details are available in our Market Manifesto.

The market has a cafe which runs each week selling delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and fair-trade teas and coffee. This is a lovely place to meet up and take a break from shopping.

Become a fan of the market on Facebook – see our East Oxford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

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Guided tour of Osney Lock Hydro @ Osney Lock
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Photo by Adrian Porter

30 minute tour of the first community-owned hydro built on the Thames.

Booking essential – book here.

Junk Monkeys @ The Mix, Wantage
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Junk Monkeys @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Junk Monkeys – workshops for crafty kids aged 8 and over, rethinking rubbish.

This month we’ll be doing decoupage, bring along something you would like to cover or choose a box or pot from the Resource Bank.