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What's Next for Sustainable Charlbury? 8pm. The Bell. Thursday 21 October

We are inviting our current – and new – supporters to join SusCha formally, giving members voting rights on what should be priorities for the next year.

We also aim to build on past activities to turn them into more long-term policies for the town. For example, early in the summer we worked with the Charlbury Cycling Group to have bikes fixed at the Farmer’s Market and would like now to extend this into making Charlbury more cycle-friendly by encouraging the Town Council to adopt such a policy leading to some bike routes, cycle parking, etc. This will all coalesce around our affiliation to the 10:10 campaign.

We recently held a meeting with the Hook Norton Low Carbon who have offered to see if some of the £0.5m grant they received from the government in July could be used outside its immediate vicinity. We are drafting a short proposal to try and obtain funding for the school to reduce its energy consumption and install solar panels for the swimming pool.

We would use this as the basis for exploring community purchase of solar PV and hot water panels to reduce costs, perhaps using two companies recommended by Hook Norton Low Carbon.

We would also like to explore setting up a car club, installing a local wind turbine and so on. Lots of ideas and enthusiasm! These also build on SusCha/ CAWAG activities around food, waste, and so on.

Our objective is to have a suite of activities that cover many sustainability issues and start to provide a buzz around town.

Tue 12 Oct 2010, 15:23 · Link

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