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Sustainable Wantage

Last Updated: 70 days ago
In the past year we have: Refurbished and given out 15 bikes, including 1 to a carer to allow them to travel between work shifts for free, and 5 to children through the Wantage and Grove Food Bank, Little People Charity, and Ukrainian support services Draughtbusted 50 homes, saving energy and costs for local residents Run 71 work parties, maintaining and improving green spaces Swapped 102kgs of clothes, reducing waste, saving money, and sharing our resources Looked at 133 items in our Repair Cafe (with a fixing rate of 60%), helping keep items in use and reducing the need to buy new Pressed 157kgs of apples into juice, helping the harvest last longer Served 1922 litres of refills, eliminating the manufacture of approx 2,800 single use bottles and packaging items Hosted 897 people at 75 public events, bringing the community together and providing multiple access points for people to learn about sustainability Redistributed 44,000 kgs of surplus food - through 48 Community Larder sessions for 135 families and 212 Community Fridge sessions
Very Active
  • Community Growing
  • Other food projects
  • Nature
  • Community hub or activities
  • Building local networks
  • Wellbeing or Inner Transition
  • Share, Repair or reuse
  • Energy
  • Transport

We  are a Community Action Group working to benefit the community by encouraging, promoting and facilitating sustainability in Wantage, Grove and surrounding villages. We run projects and activities on a range of themes, predominantly from our hub The Mix Community Space, which has a Community Fridge, Library of Things, Refill station, monthly Repair Cafes, and a variety of workshops and courses. Additionally we run Wantage Community Larder, we manage Pewit Woodland, Top Lock Meadow, and we are part of a partnership looking after Wantage Market Garden Project with Style Acre and Oxfordshire County Council. We also have a Wild Wantage project which works with local volunteers, schools and community groups with the aim of improving outdoor spaces, for the enjoyment of local residents and to increase opportunities for biodiversity.

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