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Osney Power Trophy – West Oxford Energy Challenge returns! OSNEY RESIDENTS ONLY
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Remember last summer’s West Oxford Climate Challenge? Well, if you live on Osney, this summer is YOUR chance to take part in mark ii of this ground-breaking energy research project with the University of Oxford.

All you need to do is sign up for your free kit, then note your main activities with a simple app over two specific days – we’ll show you how.

You’ll learn how daily activities shape our electricity use and what we can do to reduce it at critical times, and we’ll share your electricity profile with you – which can be really enlightening!

And the fun part: the residents on the Osney street which collectively reduce their electricity use the most when asked during the challenge win prizes and THE OSNEY POWER TROPHY.

Sign up online or by completing the tear-away form on the flyers which should be popping through your doors on Osney in the next few weeks.

Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Jul 19 @ 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!




Swapshop @ The Merry Bells Village Hall
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Swapshop @ The Merry Bells Village Hall | Wheatley | England | United Kingdom

Bring along any unwanted but usable items. Take away whatever you want, even if you don’t bring anything.

Wallingford Local Producers Market
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Weekly market full of locally sourced fresh produce held every Saturday in Wallingford. Including vegetables, beer, bread, cheese and much more! Location changes weekly so please check out Facebook Page for location. https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordlocalproducersmarket/

Didcot Repair Cafe @ Didcot Civic Hall
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Didcot Repair Cafe @ Didcot Civic Hall | Didcot | United Kingdom

Bring along your broken electricals, computers, clothes, toys, clocks, watches, jewellery, and tools for sharpening, and we’ll have expert volunteers waiting to help you fix them!

Tea, cake and coffee available

All for free (donations welcome!)

Please only bring household items that you can carry.

Don’t forget to bring all the relevant leads and connectors/chargers etc. if you bring an electrical item.

If you can give us details in advance, that might help the repairers prepare.

More info here:

Take one shirt… @ The Mix, Wantage
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Take one shirt... @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

Give an old shirt a new lease of life…
…as an owl doorstop, a cushion cover and a chicken!
Bring along your sewing machine, a cushion pad and a shirt to upcycle (or choose a shirt from our collection) for an afternoon of sewing fun.
£10 per person
This workshop is supported by funding from Oxfordshire County Council to reduce textile waste. Around 350,000 tonnes of clothes go to landfill every year in the UK. Let’s find ways to keep our favourite fabrics in our lives -even when they’re no longer wearable!

Oxford Food Surplus Cafe @ East Oxford Community Centre @ East Oxford Community Centre
Jul 21 all-day
Oxford Food Surplus Cafe @ East Oxford Community Centre @ East Oxford Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

Come along to the next Oxford Food Surplus Cafe – with summery salads galore!
Come for lunch, food being served pay-as-you-feel 1-3pm
Or why not sign up as a volunteer – just drop your name in any of the slots you can make here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1o0qZ-Wh_BwpL-l3iHRqCBB3eBLc3EIsAQnYOnE2CMn4/edit?usp=sharing

Cultivate VegVan @ Summertown, Oxford
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

It’s a shop… in a van! The finest, freshest local and organic fruit and veg Oxfordshire can supply, with additional produce from UK and the rest of Europe.

SUMMERTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET | Sundays 10am-2.30pm | Banbury Road, in front of M&S.

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OxGrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden, Oxford
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


oxgrowWe meet every Sunday afternoon to garden together, share a cup of tea and cake, learn about growing and take home fresh fruit and veg.

In the darker months of the year (Nov-Apr) we meet from 12-4pm on Sundays and when the days are longer (May-Oct) we meet from 1-5pm on Sundays and from 5-8pm on Wednesdays.

Our garden is free to access and we welcome people of all levels of experience to share the space in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Just drop in on the day, or contact us to find out more on mail@oxgrow.org or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/oxgrow.


Community Picnic, Composting and Nest-boxes @ Community Orchard, Outside St Nicholas Primary School, OX3 0PJ
Jul 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Community Picnic, Composting and Nest-boxes @ Community Orchard, Outside St Nicholas Primary School, OX3 0PJ | England | United Kingdom

Join in with our community picnic in our Community Orchard. Learn about composting and help us put up nest boxes in chosen trees.