New apple drop off date – plus recipes!
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Thanks to those who dropped off their apples at the weekend.  We now have 2 more dates for dropping off: … Read More

We need your apples – be part of our very own West Oxford juice blend this autumn
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  Apples to spare?  Hate the waste? We’re collecting apples to make into West Oxford Apple Juice.   The plan: We … Read More

URGENT: Rapid consultation about  proposed ‘Bus Gates’ by Oxfordshire County Council – have your say before August 9th
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Oxfordshire County Council is currently consulting about proposed bus gates in the city, and the window for responding closes on … Read More

Low Carbon West Oxford statements on Black Lives Matter and Climate Justice, plus read our new Climate Justice Primer
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Thank you to long-time LCWO volunteer and committee member Ruth Mayne for writing the following statements and our Climate Justice … Read More

LCWO Chair wins poetry prize
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Congratulations to our long-time Chair and coordinating committee member Helen Reid who won second prize in the Chapbook Contest 2020 … Read More

April newsletter – great online events and resources – including TONIGHT: online Cyclox meeting about gettings kids cycling to school
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The latest LCWO newsletter is out.  Read it online here: https://mailchi.mp/cd8d7c178379/lcwo-april-news2020-1354378   Find our previous newsletters here.

The swifts are back in town!
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The Swifts are back in town! There have been photos of swifts over Port Meadow, a joyful sight indeed.  Here’s … Read More

All LCWO events to happen ONLINE ONLY until further notice
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We have chosen to postpone all face-to-face LCWO events and group meetings for the foreseeable future. Some events postponed until … Read More

Why retrofit? And how can LCWO support you with it?
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The way we heat and light our homes has a huge impact on our carbon emissions. In fact, residential buildings … Read More

I finally wrote to my Barclays bank manager to say I’m leaving – here’s what I said
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Breaking up with Barclays.  This has been on my to do list for a LONG time.  And there have been … Read More

Some speedy clicktivism to support Greenpeace at BP’s headquarters delivering 500 solar panels to the new CEO
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Greenpeace activists have just shut down BP’s headquarters in central London, after delivering 500 solar panels to the new CEO. … Read More

Design a banner competition – your school’s chance to lead the way in healthy travel to school – DEADLINE 6 March 2020
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Oxford Friends of the Earth and Oxford City Council have launched a joint competition for school children in Oxford in … Read More

In the news – ‘Oxford hydro project shines light on electric future’ Financial Times 1 Feb 2020
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Read about our beginnings in 2007, Osney Lock Hydro and the Low Carbon Hub’s trailblazing Porject Leo in this article … Read More

I want you to start your Christmas list now. And some other ways to cut waste.
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Recycling is important.  But as we’re becoming increasingly aware, it’s by no means the ‘answer’ to the environmental challenges we … Read More

DEADLINE for volunteer opportunity: Climate Change and Environmental business scorecard research role in West Oxford
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We are looking for someone to work closely with LCWO committee members and advisors, including our partners at Oxfordshire Greentech, … Read More

Notice of the 2018-19 AGM, with downloadable papers
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Notice of AGM, Agenda and Proxy Voting Form Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Low Carbon … Read More

WANTED: EVENT MANAGER
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We’re looking for an energetic and organised individual (or individuals) to help with our ambitious calendar of events in 2020. … Read More

The term ‘climate change’ is not in the secondary A-level geography curriculum
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A few weeks back, in association with LCWO, the ECI / School of Geography hosted Professor Martin Evans, Chair of … Read More

Announcing our new Key Stage 2 SATS literacy revision booklet on Climate Change!
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We’re thrilled to announce the publication of our FREE and DOWNLOADABLE KidsCAN Key Stage 2 SATS literacy revision booklet on … Read More

How we can help you actively combat your eco-anxiety
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This week’s New Scientist features a useful article which outlines 8 ways to combat eco-anxiety (‘Stressed about climate change? Eight … Read More

Reaching kids outside the ‘green bubble’ – case study from Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon
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Eleanor Watts, from the community action group Rose Hill & Iffley Low Carbon, shares her wisdom and her group’s learning … Read More

Action on Climate Together (ACT) Now – The Beginning
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This piece was written by LCWO Trustee Alison Mathias for publication in The Sprout. On Saturday 5 October I went … Read More

Introducing our work at the Low Carbon Hub’s Inspiring Communities event
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This Monday, we were invited to give an overview of our work to-date at the Low Carbon Hub‘s Inspired by … Read More

The day an LCWO photo became an internet meme, with over 85,000 shares
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This weekend, I had a deeply surreal experience – probably top of my list of strange internet experiences so far.  … Read More

A message for parents about taking children to London’s XR Rebellion
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Some thoughts from coach and psychotherapist Jo McAndrews for parents taking children to the London Rebellion:

What a wonderful weekend on Broad Street!
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  Broad Street played host to Oxford’s #GlobalClimateStrike gathering on Friday morning, then to the family-friendly bike ride in support … Read More

Midsummer Meander a grand success!
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  Message from the Midsummer Meander organisers   A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Midsummer Meander this … Read More

That went well then! Feedback from Jo McAndrew’s talk
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If you missed the workshop in June, you can watch a version of Jo’s talk online here.  We plan to … Read More

This weekend: join the West Oxford MIDSUMMER MEANDER!
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This weekend, Low Carbon West Oxford and Osney Lock Hydro are running a FREE river-themed community arts trail in West … Read More

6 things we can all start doing today – an empowering pamphlet for kids
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LCWO has been working closely with partners to support young children in the face of climate change.  Part of this … Read More

Bill McKibben calls on us all to find our point of maximum leverage
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Last Friday, Bill McKibben began his address at Lady Margaret Hall with a description of his father, when he found … Read More

Greta gave me goosebumps
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A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be in the packed-out Friends House in Euston for a … Read More

Updated materials about the Citizens’ Assembly
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Liz Goold and colleagues at ‘Oxford Citizens’ Assembly Network’ (OxCAN), an off-shoot of the Oxford Democracy Café, and colleagues working … Read More

Kingfisher Corner update – brambles cut back, management plan and relaunch!
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Last October, LCWO commissioned an ecological survey of Kingfisher Corner, to get an up-to-date picture of the state of the … Read More

What we learnt from the West Oxford Energy Challenge – top picks from Dr Phil Grunewald’s ‘Joys (and sorrows) of energy use’
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On Monday night, whilst exciting things were afoot in Oxford Town Hall with the Oxford City Council vote to unanimously … Read More

Are you an introvert? Activism needs you – but you probably knew that!
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If we’re to create the positive future so many of us hope for, and one in which climate change and … Read More

What’s your diet’s carbon footprint? – fab new online calculator based on Oxford research
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From the BBC, 13 December 2018: ‘Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your … Read More

Quick autumn lantern ‘how to’ for kids big and small
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As the light fades, and the evenings become dark, it’s perfect candle-burning time. A friend has organised a winter lantern … Read More

Tumbling Bay fish pass consultation
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For those who plan to head to the Tumbling Bay fish pass meeting this Thursday, and indeed, those who cannot … Read More

Caitlin’s award-winning vegan apple cake!
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Well that was fun! Thank you to those of you who cam along to Beet the Waste ii at the … Read More

Please don’t ignore our next email – plus we’ve updated our privacy and data protection policy
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I n preparation for the changes to data protection regulation on May 25, with the enforcement of the new General … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More