In March 2013, the Charlbury Area Waste Action Group changed its name to the Charlbury Green Hub with a new website www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk or the briefer URLs www.cghub.org.uk and www.chub.org.uk with links to us on Twitter and Facebook.
MONDAY 8 DECEMBER - NEW LOCAL SEASONAL FOOD DELIVERY HUB IN CHARLBURY
WOULD YOU LIKE FREE FIREWOOD?
We have started thinning the oaks in Centenary Woodland according to the Management Plan, and will continue to fell selected small trees during December. The next stage is cutting off the branches and preparing the trunks for removal for firewood. If you would like to be involved and obtain firewood FREE apart from the labour involved, then please contact Christine Elliott on 811057. The wood will need to be kept dry but exposed to the wind for two years and will then be excellent for burning in a wood stove.
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New events are going on the calendar of events all the time, here are just a few interesting things coming up soon: Farmers' Markets before Christmas, talks about Scilly Isles, workshops for hedgelaying, local walks and in January, the Real Farming Conference in Oxford and the new film The Wisdom to Survive . . .
Sites listed include several lovely fragments of ancient woodland nearby which were once part of the more extensive Wychwood Forest and which are good for bluebells in the spring like Knighton's Copse in Wychwood Forest (below).
Use the website to find out more about environmental issues. Each page has relevant links to external sites and relevant books which can be shared locally. The site is continually updated so pay a visit regularly to see what's new.
Find out more about Fracking and make up your own mind.
Read links from the Food page about asparagus from South America and the implications for water shortages and jobs in Peru following on from World Bank investment developing the asparagus agri-business in the Ica Valley desert.
See the side links on the Days Out and Holidays page for ideas about getting away and useful side links on the Travel page for journey planners, timetables, train ticket discounts & live departure boards etc.
All of CAWAG's activities are continuing, the Bring & Takes in March and October and the Charlbury Sharecroppers redistribution of apples in the autumn with the cider making for the Beer Festival, Riverside Festival and the Wychwood Fair. We'll also continue to organise things like secure paper shredding, tool sharpening, bike repairs and collecting things like bras, spectacles, CDs, and cassette tapes for reuse or recycling - bring them along to the Bring & Takes or to our stall at the Farmers Market.
The aim of this hub is to help local people and groups find their way around environmental issues, to share their experiences and to spread Charlbury's good ideas to other communities in Oxfordshire. Our new website will be a good starting point for you to find out more about our local countryside, food, energy, travel, and the wider implications for our planet's limited resources and climate change. We provide a list of things that can be shared by other groups or individuals in Charlbury so that we can work together better as a sharing community . . . and save money and resources in the process.
CAWAG started in 1997 and was one of the first members of the Oxfordshire Community Action Group network which originally concentrated on waste. But times and issues move on, and now we are one of about 50 community groups in the Oxfordshire network all taking action on climate change, including waste reduction, carbon reduction, sustainable transport, and food, energy and water issues, to live a more sustainable and less resource dependent life in our local communities.
Last updated: Tue 9 Dec
Visit our website (www.charlburygreenhub.org.uk)