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Sustainable Blewbury


Sustainable Blewbury is concerned with climate change and other environmental issues. Due to rising atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, as well as depletion of natural resources, we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We need to explore ways in which we as a village can adapt to a lower-carbon way of living, yet maintain a good quality of life. In 2013 we celebrated our 20th anniversary!

Forthcoming events

Blewbury Garden Market 2014 – Runs every Saturday from 9.30–11.30 am at the Garage. See our food page for details, as well as full information for producers.

Permaculture Open Day: Sunday 7th September 2–4.30 pm –Everyone is invited to come see our developing project to make an orchard garden, based largely on permaculture principles, on Sunday, September 7th from 2–4.30 pm. We have planted a wide variety of fruit trees, soft-fruit bushes and perennial ground cover, much of it edible. Refreshments and displays. The garden is between Brambles and Downside Farm on Woodway Road, about 350m from the garage and London Road.

Apple events 2014 – The apple season is upon us! We will have apple juice pressings on the following Saturdays:

Apples and juice

See our events page for more information.

Details of our events, and some others run by nearby groups, can be found on our events page. Events elsewhere (and much else) can be found on ClimateXchange, and Oxfordshire events on CAG (Community Action Groups) Oxfordshire, which we are affiliated to.

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Newsletter 11, July 2014

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Recent news


2001-10 temperature

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Our activity is organised around five main themes:

Travel and Transport

The travel and transport theme promotes public transport and encourages cycling and walking, with more cycleways and footpaths, in order to reduce car dependency.


The Blewbury Energy Initiative aims to reduce energy consumption in buildings and to encourage the use of renewable energy resources. The aim is to use much less coal, oil and gas to help the global environment.

Food and Farming

The food and farming theme supports and promotes local food production and marketing in order to reduce food miles, as well as encouraging fair trade.

Natural Environment and Heritage

The natural environment and heritage theme aims to raise awareness and promote protection of Blewbury's history, architecture and special characteristics – such as its springs and streams, trees, and village fabric.

Pentagram of themes

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The reduce, reuse, recycle theme aims to reduce the amount of waste, and to encourage reuse of items and recycling to recover raw materials. It promotes water saving, local recycling and household composting.