Sustainable Didcot is a community action group for Didcot residents with a shared interest in the environment, living sustainably and raising awareness of climate change.

 

We believe that through positive action we, as a community, can reduce Didcot’s impact on this global threat.

The group follows the 1987 UN’s Bruntland Commission definition of Sustainability:

“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

 

Sustainable Didcot focuses on:

Waste/recycling * Local food * Energy * Transport


We are part of the Oxfordshire Community Action Group network.


Please visit our Facebook page to find out about our latest news and events and to find out about our meetings, or follow us on twitter  -@sustdidcot.



We won the 2018 OCVA Environmental Award! We were one of 3 awards to CAG groups on the night.

In February 2018, we were awarded £1650.00 from SODC Councillor Mocky Khan towards our Repair and Reuse Project! That includes supporting our Repair Cafes through the year as well as our Freecycle and Vegcycle events.


Forthcoming events


Green Drinks - second Thursday of every month 7.30pm-9pm. Meet other environmentally minded locals for informal drinks. Upcoming dates:
  • Thursday June 13th 2019: Lets talk 'Plastics', 7.30pm at the Barn, Didcot
    • Could Didcot be a plastic free town? Come and share in the plastics debate. Bring you're ideas to minimise plastic waste and thoughts about the alternatives.

Community Allotment open gardening sessions - 
First and third Sunday of the month 11-2pm.
Contact us for more information about how to get involved!
There are more details of the allotment on the Community Allotment page.


Didcot Repair Cafe - 20th July 2019 - 2pm-5pm Didcot Civic Hall - bring your broken electricals, household items and clothes, blunt tools, and clocks, watches and mechanical items, and fix them with the help of our expert volunteers! Bicycle fixing will also be available in July!
Tea and coffee and cake available. Didcot Repair Cafe runs every 2 months on the 3rd Saturday.


Our planning meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at Cornerstone and are open to everyone.
Everyone is welcome, but if you want more of a chance to chat, and find out what we do and how you could get involved, Green Drinks would also be a good place to start (see above for dates)


Recent events

Green Drinks:
Other Events:
  • Jan 2019: Thermal imaging
  • 19th Jan 2019: Didcot Repair Cafe
  • 16th Feb 2019: Harwell Repair Cafe
  • 16th March 2019: Didcot Repair Cafe
  • 13th April 2019: Work party at Incredible Edible garden
  • 14th April 2019: Freecycle and Scoop Zero Waste popup
  • 27th April 2019: Stall making rag rugs and talking about upcycling at 'Spring Fun' at Fleet Meadow Community Hall
  • 11th May 2019: Woodworking workshop with Scouts
  • 12th May 2019: Work party at the Incredible Edible garden
  • 18th May 2019: Didcot Repair Cafe
  • 19th May 2019: Swish - Didcot clothing exchange
  • 23rd May 2019: PAT testing training for the repair cafe volunteers
We've also been very active working with other groups and the CAG network, and planning future events!
Contact us for details about how to get involved!

Current projects

  • Free-cycle Live – an event to enable unwanted goods (clothes, books, toys etc.) to be transferred to others. Thus encouraging reuse, rather than items being thrown away.
  • Vegcycle - bring and swap fruit and vegetables.
  • Community Allotment – enabling residents to learn about growing their own produce. We have a polytunnel - come and grow with us!
  • Incredible Edible Didcot – edible food garden in the centre of Didcot! Look out for the herb and fruit garden between Cornerstone and the Cinema.
  • Thermal Imaging Project – a project to identify where heat is leaking from buildings using a thermal camera, and to work on improving insulation.
  • Dinner Time community kitchen event – using spare food (maybe in the back of your cupboard or in your allotment!) to make and share a meal with other members of the community. Aiming to reduce the amount of food we throw away.
  • Green Drinks - we meet for an informal social gathering and networking with anyone interested in the environment and sustainability on the second Thursday of the month 7.30-9pm at Cornerstone.
  • Repair Cafe - we're aiming to help people fix their broken household items.
  • Refill Didcot - working with local businesses to provide refill stations for people's water bottles


Contact us for details about how to get involved in any of these projects!