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.



Latest News!

June 2018: Sustainable Didcot just won the 2018 OCVA Environmental Award! Charlie and Ed went to pick it up on behalf of the group at the Town Hall. We were one of 3 awards to CAG groups on the night.

Feb 2018: We've just been 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. We've also got big plans for other repair and reuse events later in the year - watch this space!

Forthcoming events

Green Drinks - second Thursday of every month 7.30pm-9pm Cornerstone (in The Study if there's a gig on). Meet other environmentally minded locals for informal drinks. Upcoming dates:

Repair Cafe - 17th November - 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!
Tea and coffee and cake available.

Community Allotment open gardening sessions - every month, next one 18th November  come meet us at the polytunnel on New Road allotments, get a tour of the allotment, pitch in with some gardening, take home some veggies. Stay as long as you like - session runs 11am-2pm
  • We don't have monthly sessions planned in December or January,  if there is work needing to be done we will arrange to meet informally as a group
For more information on our community allotment see here: https://sites.google.com/site/sustainabledidcot/community-allotment 


Freecycle and vegcycle - with SCOOP Zero-Waste - Sat 24th November 10am-2pm, Didcot Methodist Hall
Bring, swap or take away unwanted household items - now including small electricals - and fruit/vegetables including surplus fruit and veg donated
from supermarket supply chain surplus by SOFEA.

We also have special guests offering packaging free shopping: SCOOP zero-waste (dry goods, whole foods and detergents) - Bring your own containers!!!

And also the South Oxfordshire Local Exchange Trading Scheme (LETS) will be there with information about cashless trade of skills, services and goods.

We'll have other activities and information and some refreshments too - come and join us!


Our planning meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Our next planning meeting is on Tuesday 27th November 7.30pm at Cornerstone - all welcome.

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.
  • Vege-cycle - 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!