Is a cable car the answer to Botley Road travel woes…?
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A cable car has recently been suggested as one possible answer to our city’s (and Botley Road’s, in particular) traffic woes. Find out more about the … Read More

One minute bird feeder
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Brr, it’s cold.  As the ‘Beast from the East’ sweeps in, here’s a quick way to make a tasty treat for the birdies in your garden … Read More

Share your tips for living without plastic!
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How do you avoid unnecessary plastic in your everyday life? Sign in and comment below. Here are some links to ideas from others…

Holland a great place to cycle – but also boasts the highest DRIVER SATISFACTION in the world!
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Thanks to the 90+ of you who came along to Going Dutch on Wednesday night! More to follow, including some other key factoids worth remembering as … Read More

[EVENTS] Future transport in our city = this season’s hot topic… Dutch inspiration, Dutch courage and yummy burgers
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Following hot on the heels of the ZEZ consultation, a swathe of transport-focused events have been programmed in our city, with freshly energised and newly optimistic … Read More

No need to bin the junk – make Christmas Crackers to keep
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One thing which always bugs me about Christmas is the contents of Christmas crackers.  Once again, my daughter merrily pulled a cracker to reveal a thrilling … Read More

Competition now closed – thanks for the entries!
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Many thanks to those who took the time to enter our 10th anniversary competition! The competition is now closed, and we hope to announce the winner … Read More

More than 750 have their say on Zero Emission Zone proposals – find out how they voted here!
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News just in – a press release from Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council – which includes a breakdown of how people responded to the … Read More

Dutch inspiration for a wintry Monday morning…
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… as opposed to Dutch courage – not what we suggest to start the week. Hopefully many of you will have taken the time to respond … Read More

Thanks to all who came to the Harvest Bring & Take – over 1168 items rehomed!
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Thank you to everyone who came to the Harvest Bring & Take back in September. Over 260 of you came along, and more than a whopping 1168 … Read More

Why buy when you can borrow? Coming soon: the Oxford Library of Things
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  We are big fans of shared resources.  After all, why buy something when you can borrow it ??  Especially when such things might be low … Read More

ZEZ consultation – your response MADE EASY!
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We have been working with others to facilitate the process of mass response to the current ZEZ consultation, and Low Carbon Oxford North have put together … Read More

Had enough of dirty killer air in Oxford? Support the ZEZ NOW. [Deadline 26 Nov]
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As you might have read in our November newsletter, Oxfordshire County Council is currently informally consulting on proposals to introduce a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) within … Read More

New fancy lookin’ November newsletter now online
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We have just transferred all our contacts to Mailchimp, and tonight I pressed ‘send’ on the first newsletter.  If you didn’t receive it, you can read … Read More

Keep warm this winter – help at hand
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Know someone who could do with some help keeping warm this winter?  Now is the time to help them identify services and support available to them. … Read More

Botley Road to get a sustainable revamp
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Plans are afoot to make Botley Road more sustainable, with funding being made available 18/19 and 19/20. According to the County Council website, ‘The project will … Read More

Bring & Take THIS SATURDAY!
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Join us for our Harvest Bring and Take this Saturday, 30th September from 10.30am – 12.30pm at West Oxford Community Centre. Bring: Bring genuinely re-usable items … Read More

WIN Archie the Chocolate Goat by spotting our typos!
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You have 24 hours or so to go through our 10th anniversary programme with a fine tooth-comb and spot any typos we might have included by … Read More

Taking 8 breaths around our fair (and polluted) city
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In July, I was lucky enough to join Kat and Mariana on one of their free walking tours around the centre of Oxford, ‘Oxford in 8 … Read More

Stuffed mini pumpkins – not just good for halloween [September – November]
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Once again, it’s that pumpkin time of the year, when thousands of pumpkins are bought and loved – and then chucked! There are all sorts of … Read More

Take the Cultivate #HarvestChallenge and Make one Meal Local!
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Cultivate are running a #HarvestChallenge and asking customers to ‘Make one Meal Local’ this autumn. We’ve added a new recipe to our list today which uses … Read More

Briam [August – October]
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A seriously tasty dish hailing from Crete, which warms us with memories of the summer sun through its use of sun-kissed, juicy roast veg.  Even better, … Read More

LCWO Newsletter Summer 2017
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Catch up on our latest news, including plans for our tenth anniversary and a warm ‘hello’ from LCWO’s new Lead Programme Manager, Mim Saxl. LCWO News … Read More

Website update ongoing – bear with us!
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We are currently tinkering with the website to update it, so please bear with us if you notice anything funny!

Introducing our new Lead Programme Manager
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Hi there! My name is Mim Saxl and I’m the new Lead Programme Manager for Low Carbon West Oxford. A bit about me: I have been … Read More

Spring Bring & Take, May 2017
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Thank you to everyone who came along to our Spring Bring & Take at WOCA in May. 290 people came and there was a lot of … Read More

LCWO Newsletter December 2016
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LCWO’s latest newsletter covers:  the health impacts of living in a damp home and information about support available in Oxford to address this, some positive and … Read More

Bring and Take Autumn 2016
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LCWO’s Autumn 2016 Bring and Take event was held on Saturday, 1st October, from 10.30am – 12.30pm.  It was only a couple of hours but, as … Read More

LCWO Newsletter June 2016
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LCWO’s latest newsletter is now available as part of the West Oxford Community Association newsletter but is shown here as a standalone newsletter.  It is delivered … Read More

How clean is our air?
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The harmful impact of air pollution on health has been known for some time.   Air pollution has been linked to the development of a range of … Read More

Community energy share offer 2016
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Let’s power up Oxfordshire with community-owned renewable energy The Low Carbon Hub, now in its fifth year, has launched a Share Offer to support the continuing … Read More

Bring and Take Saturday 14th May 2016
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Join us for our Spring Bring and Take this Saturday, 14th May 2016 from 10.30am – 12.30pm at West Oxford Community Centre.  Bring genuinely re-usable items … Read More

Reduce, re-use, recycle at our Bring and Take events
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We are in our seventh year of running our twice-yearly waste reduction event, the Bring and  Take, and it is still as popular as it was … Read More

LCWO newsletter April 2016
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LCWO’s latest newsletter is now available as part of the West Oxford Community Association newsletter but is shown here as a standalone newsletter.  It is delivered … Read More

How green is your supermarket?
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Low Carbon West Oxford recently held an open meeting called ‘How Green is your Supermarket’ to find out what our local supermarkets are doing to reduce … Read More

The Paris Climate Deal: words are not enough
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World leaders will be judged by their deeds not by their words Last month (December 2015) the leaders of 200 countries gathered together in Paris and … Read More

West Oxford Community Survey
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Towards the end of October we delivered a community survey in hard copy to all residents in  West Oxford to ask them how we can best … Read More

Highlights of the ‘For the love of …..’ lobby
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The best bits It was a sunny day on 17th June when 9,000 people from around the UK came to Westminster for a mass lobby of … Read More

For the love of …… all that we hold dear
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On 17th June about 9,000 people went to Westminster to lobby their MPs to help protect all the things they love from climate change.  The Energy … Read More

Hydro and Hogacre Walk 18th June 2015
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Osney Lock Hydro As part of Low Carbon Oxford Week 2015 we are leading a walk to see the Osney Lock Hydro which is now in … Read More

For the love of ……..
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Speak up for the things you love that could be lost to climate change The things we love are threatened by climate change – but we … Read More

Low Carbon Oxford Week 2015 highlights
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From 13-21 June Oxford will be buzzing with lots of fun events and activities designed to inspire local people to take action against climate change.  Here … Read More

Low Carbon Oxford Week 2015 calendar of events
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Low Carbon Oxford Week 2015 has something for everyone.  This What’s On guide will help you make the most of the week:  Low Carbon Oxford Week … Read More

Low Carbon Oxford Week 13-21 June 2015
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Low Carbon Oxford (LCO) Week was a huge hit in 2014 and it’s back again this year with even more activities and events for you to … Read More

Bring and Take Saturday 9th May 2015
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Our twice-yearly swap shop for residents of West Oxford is happening tomorrow at the West Oxford Community Centre.   Residents can save money, cut carbon emissions and … Read More

Question your election candidates on environmental issues
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A climate change hustings is being held on Tuesday 28th April at 7.30pm in the Assembly Room, Oxford Town Hall. Low Carbon West Oxford and Low … Read More

What the election means for climate & energy policy
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Experts give their views In two weeks voters go to the polls in one of the closest-fought and least predictable elections in a generation.  Carbon Brief … Read More

What the manifestos say on climate and energy
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Carbon Brief tracks manifesto promises The UK’s closest election in a generation is now only two weeks away.   Carbon Brief has been tracking the climate and … Read More

Energy efficiency commitments in election manifestos
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Low Carbon West Oxford is a supporter of the Energy Bill Revolution (EBR), campaigning for warm homes and lower energy bills for all.  The EBR is … Read More

Where do local candidates stand on climate issues?
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In the run up to the election, Low Carbon West Oxford, together with Low Carbon Oxford North, has contacted the parliamentary candidates for West Oxford and … Read More

Low Carbon West Oxford – LCWO
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LCWO was set up after the summer floods of 2007 by residents concerned about climate change and local flooding. It is a community-led initiative which aims … Read More

Onions Baked with Cream and Parmesan [January]
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Ingredients – 4 large onions – 300ml (10fl oz) double cream – A handful of grated Parmesan – Salt and pepper Directions Preheat the oven to … Read More

Coleslaw [February]
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Ingredients – 1 medium carrot – ½ a medium green, white or savoy cabbage – 1 small or ½ medium red cabbage – Handful of raisins … Read More

Warm pumpkin and walnut salad [October – November]
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Ingredients – 800g (2 lb) pumpkin or squash – 100g (4 oz) walnut halves – Peppery green leaves such as rocket – Parmesan – 1 large … Read More

Warm Cabbage, Onion and Apple Slaw [February]
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Ingredients – 1 onion (red’s fine) sliced very finely – 1 medium green or savoy cabbage, sliced thinly – 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly … Read More

Apple and Cinnamon Cake [October – December]
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Ingredients – 175g (6 oz) brown sugar – 175g (6 oz) softened butter – 175g (6 oz) self raising flour – 3 free range eggs – … Read More

Gazpacho [September – October]
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Ingredients – 700g (1½ lb) chopped ripe tomatoes – the riper the better – 1 cucumber peeled and chopped – 2 green peppers or 1 red … Read More

Blackcurrant and Chocolate Chip Cookies [June – July]
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Ingredients – 125g soft butter – 150g soft brown sugar (I used molasses sugar, but the sandy brown stuff works just as well) – 1 large … Read More

Runner Beans in Garlic [July- September]
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Ingredients – 500g (1lb) runner beans – 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped – 25g (1 oz) butter – 2-3 tbsps water – Salt … Read More

Courgette and Lemon Salad [August – September]
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Ingredients – 3-4 courgettes – Zest of 1 lemon, plus 2-3 tbsps of juice – Zest of 1 lime, plus 2-3 tbsps of juice – 2 … Read More

Rhubarb and Ginger Pudding [March – June]
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Ingredients – 100g (4oz) soft butter – 100g (4oz) caster sugar – 2 large free range eggs – 100g (4oz) self raising flour, sifted – 500g … Read More

Swiss Chard and Couscous Gratin [April – May]
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Ingredients – 400g (14 oz) Swiss chard – Knob of butter – 100g (4 oz) couscous – 50g (2 oz) fresh Parmesan cheese – 2 garlic … Read More

Nutty Rhubarb Crumble Cake
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Ingredients Rhubarb 400g (scant 1 lb) rhubarb zest of 1 orange 2 tablespoons demerera sugar Topping 60g (2 oz) unsalted butter 90g (3 oz) plain flour … Read More

Hazelnut Vinaigrette [May – October]
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Ingredients – 1 tsp chopped roasted hazelnuts – ½ tsp Dijon mustard – 1 tsp runny honey – 1tbsp chopped fresh herbs – parsley, tarragon, basil … Read More

West Oxford walk 18th June 2014
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Join us on a walking tour of Low Carbon West Oxford initiatives and installations on Wednesday 18th June in the early evening.

Let’s talk about climate change and local flooding
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Our first open meeting in 2014 will be on the theme of climate change and local flooding.  Join us on Wednesday 21st May from 7.30pm – … Read More

It’s better by bike!
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As part of Climate Week seven of our members cycled along the Botley Road during rush hour on Friday 7th March  wearing hi-vis vests displaying one … Read More

Local flooding and climate change
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Following the recent flooding in West Oxford and other parts of the UK, LCWO committee member Ruth Mayne, put a series of questions to Oxford University … Read More

Practical solutions for a warmer home
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Energy adviser Mark Saunders recently visited 10 homes in West Oxford to offer one to one energy advice visits which we sponsored as part of a … Read More

Guide to swishing
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Earlier this year we held a fantastic Swishing event for women and girls. 320 items of clothing changed hands, all free, making big savings for their … Read More

Bring & Take March 2012
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A very big thank you to you for all your hard work which made the Bring & Take on Saturday such a great success. There were … Read More

Bring & Take event 10th May 2014
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Residents of West Oxford are invited to our Spring Bring & Take event on Saturday 10th May 2014 at West Oxford Community Centre from 10.30am – … Read More

The Big Dig
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What a fantastic day! A huge thank you to over 120 willing volunteers from South Oxford, West Oxford, Oxgrow, the University and further afield, who worked … Read More

Oxfordshire Charity Award 2010
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Thank you to all our members and partners who have helped us to win the OCVA Charity of the Year Award Low Carbon West Oxford (LCWO) … Read More

Kingfisher Corner Opening
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LCWO volunteers have also helped plant 600 new trees on the edges of Botley and Oatlands park to help aborb Co2 and reduce local flooding and … Read More

One Jar of Honey
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One jar of honey is the annual rent that Corpus Christi College will charge West Oxford Community Renewables Ltd for leasing their Sports Ground from the … Read More

Recent Competition Success
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LCWO and WOCR have recently been successful in 2 national competitions. LCWO and WOCR were runners-up in The Big Green Challenge run by NESTA (National Endowment … Read More

BBC Global Initiatives
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Low Carbon West Oxford is featured as part of the BBC World Service Global Initiave Special Reports series.  

WOCR Special General Meeting
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  Low Carbon West Oxford invites shareholders to the take part in our   West Oxford Community Renewables Special General Meeting Wednesday 9th December 8:00 – … Read More

LCWO featured on BBC 10 o’clock news
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Mark Easton, BBC home affairs correspondent, visited West Oxford in early August to film part of his report for The Perfect Storm series. His team arrived … Read More

Competition Rules Sept 2009
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   Low Carbon West Oxford   Open Day – 26th September 2009 – 2pm to 5pm Craft & Produce Competitions Rules of Entry General Rules All … Read More

Open Day September 2009
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Low Carbon West Oxford invites you to our Open Day Saturday 26th September from 2pm – 5pm West Oxford Community Centre Tea and Cakes will be … Read More

Business Share Offer Launch
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  Low Carbon West Oxford invites you to the take part in our   West Oxford Community Renewables Share Launch to Local Businesses Wednesday 23rd September … Read More

LCWO meet The Prime Minister
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Barbara Hammond and Lois Muddiman met The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown in the gardens of No 10 Downing Street on 22nd July 2009 and presented him … Read More

LCWO meet Ed Miliband
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Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said, “Local solutions to the global problem of climate change are vital if we are to … Read More

Case Study for DECC
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DECC (Department for Energy and Climate Change) have included LCWO as a case study in the UK Renewable Energy Strategy 2009 which is part of the … Read More

Share Offer
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He said: “I bought shares because I think it’s a good cause, run by good people with good ideas, which to me are the ingredients of … Read More

Share Offer Launch
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Low Carbon West Oxford invites you to the take part in our West Oxford Community Renewables Share Offer West Oxford Community Renewables (WOCR) was established for … Read More

Visit to No 10 Downing St
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Visit to No 10 Downing Street Representatives from LCWO have been invited to a reception with Gordon Brown at No 10 in July

Our First Roof
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Our First Roof Our first community owned solar roof will be installed in the week beginning 3rd August on The King’s Centre on Osney Mead Industrial … Read More

Co-op Dividends
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Co-op Dividends Mid Western Coperative Society continues to support Low Carbon West Oxford. Their members have been given the opportunity to donate their dividends to Low … Read More

Nick Clegg Visits LCWO
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On Thursday 28th May, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg came to Oxford and was shown around a house on East Street which is currently being rennovated. … Read More

Osney Hydro Scheme
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LCWO have been awarded a grant for the Osney Weir Hydro Scheme. A grant of £2,507 was awarded by Oxford City Council towards the cost of … Read More

Children’s Advent Calendar
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Children from West Oxford Primary School searched the streets of West Oxford throughout December to find the Christmas energy saving tips displayed in front windows. Only … Read More

Big Green Challenge Finalist
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LCWO chosen as NESTA Big Green Challenge finalist One of LCWO’s projects was recently selected as one of 10 finalists in a national climate change competition … Read More