Charlbury Green Hub

In March 2013, the Charlbury Area Waste Action Group changed its name to the Charlbury Green Hub with a new website or the briefer URLs and with links to us on Twitter.


  • Sign the on-line petition to Oxfordshire County Council about the subsidy cuts to our local bus services. Deadline 31st January 2016.
  • Participate in the WODC online survey asking what we think about their bin collection service. This is your opportunity to ask for more recyclables to be collected at the kerbside rather than have to be taken to County Council Household Waste Recycling Centres, which because of budget cuts, are being reorganised to be fewer and further away. You might like to ask for metal and electrical items including light bulbs to be collected from the kerbside and for more local collection points for surplus green waste which doesn't fit in your green waste bins. Deadline 7th December 2015.


  • Unfortunately, Cultivate has now put their online shop into hibernation. They are very sorry to disappoint their many customers in Charlbury while they re-evaluate the on-line service, please send feedback to about why you did or didn't use the online shop etc. However they are continuing with their mobile veg van in Oxford which operates Thursdays to Sundays.

Environmental events listing

New events are going on the calendar of events all the time: interesting environmental talks, local Farmers Markets, Ramsden Christmas Market including the Wychfood Exchange for local produce, The Green Fair in Oxford, making natural decorations at the Oxford Botanic Garden, the pop-up Bike Café at Fairspear House, Leafield, access to Cornbury Park for walkers on New Year's Day and the excellent Oxford Real Farming Conference . . . . . Also easy links to event listings for other environmental organisations such as Good Food Oxford, Earth Trust, Cogges, Wychwood Project, BBOWT, Oxford Natural History Museum, environmental lectures at Oxford University, and also Daily Information the comprehensive guide to what's on in Oxford.

Countryside pages

Information about our local Countryside including:

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).

Environmental issues

Use the website to find out more about environmental issues. Each page has relevant links to external sites, BBC radio & TV programmes, and relevant books which can be shared locally. The News panel (viewable from every page) includes links to The Guardian's Environment News Topics. The site is continually updated so pay a visit regularly to see what's new. For example:

  • Links from the Resources page about Water and the Californian drought.
  • Links from the Energy page about Fracking.
  • Links from the Food page about Changing EU legislation that is paving the way for the UK to start growing GM crops.
  • Links on the Waste page about the problem of microplastic particles in the oceans.
  • Links on the Wellbeing-Health page to the 2014 Reith lectures on Radio 4 about the Future of Medicine.
  • Side links on the Travel page for journey planners, timetables, train ticket discounts & live departure boards etc.
  • Side links on the Travel-Days Out and Holidays page for ideas about getting away.

Continuing CAWAG activities

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.

New wider aims

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.

History of CAWAG

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 1 Dec 2015

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