Sustainable Woodstock

We aim to raise public awareness among the residents of Woodstock and beyond on the climate emergency, energy conservation, sustainable travel, waste reduction, recycling, bio-diversity, sustainable economics and respect for the planet. 
We are working with local councils, Woodstock Town Council, local schools and churches, Blenheim Palace, local businesses, the Farmers Market and the Woodstock trade association, Wake Up to Woodstock

More About Sustainable Woodstock

Our Policies:-

Sustainable Woodstock take seriously its obligations towards proper health and safety, accountability, transparency and process.  This includes respecting privacy and security of data.  here are some of our approved documents:-

  1. Data Protection Policy

  2. Privacy Policy

  3. Register of Systems

  4. Constitution

Sustainable Woodstock was formed in 2009 since when we have:-

Marketed our unique and popular Sustainable Woodstock jute and canvas bags.  With a grant from Oxfordshire County Council we have campaigned to make Woodstock a "Plastic Bag Free Town".  We have some way to go.  But we have sold about 1000 bags and each one potentially replaces countless single use plastic bags that would otherwise litter the countryside, use fossil fuel in the manufacture, and take a thousand years to degrade.
Our bags can be bought from the Town Hall, the Museum and from many of the town's retailers.

Embarked on a town wide campaign to Make Woodstock a Single-Use Plastic-Bag-Free Town (SUPBFT).  This is our latest campaign that began in 2018.  We are working with Surfers Against Sewage who coordinate the national campaign and have established guidelines and targets to achieve SUPBFT status as well as providing us with toolkits to help local businesses to reduce their dependence on plastics.

Created the first Woodstock Community Woodland.  With an 80 year free-of-charge lease from His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, we have planted 1600 trees just north of the town.  The new woodland is free to visit and will become a haven for wildlife and a resource for coppiced timber fro firewood and country crafts.  We have planted ash, hazel, oak, sycamore,and many more varieties with protected open spaces to provide a useful habitat for bio-diversity as well as a pleasant place to walk.  It is already in use by the primary school as a nature resource.

And in 2017 we extended our woodland with the creation of of new Community Orchard consisting of 82 traditional and mostly local varieties of fruit trees.  The trees are planned to provide an extended flowering and fruiting season that will attract polinating bees, butterflies and insects as well as providing an ideal habitat for wildlifein general.  In time it is planned to harvest the fruit for the community with, perhaps, apple pressing and cider making.

Conducted Thermal Imaging Surveys for Woodstock households to help them identify where better insulation, draught proffing and other energy conservation measures will reduce their feul bills and make homes more comfortable.  The service was carried out free of charge and householders provided with a images and a brief explanation of the results

Held regular "Swap Shops" to encourage reductions in landfill waste through the principles of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle".  Items saved from disposal and landfill include, bikes, children's car seats, luggage, small electrical appliances, furniture, garden equipment, deckchairs, DVDs, books, and even wallpaper.  There is always someone who is looking for the very thing you were ready to consign to the rubbish bin

Campaigned for more robust international action by governments to reduce greenhouse gases, increase the development of renewable energy sources, reduce waste and protect the bio-diversity of the planet.  As well as demonstrating our concerns in London we have lobbied our MP, the Prime Minister David Cameron and promoted the issues of climate change through talks, lectures and film presentations such as the iconic "Age of Stupid"

and we have established a "group buying scheme" with Sustainable Kirtlington, Kidlington Against Climate Change" and Low Carbon Oxford North" to promote the installation of photovoltaic energy panels through an approved installer.


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