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4 March 2015

 

THE DRAGON OF MAGDALEN WOOD

 

Deep in the ancient Magdalen Wood in Wood Farm Oxford, master craftsman Stuart Turner is creating a gigantic woven dragon from coppiced hazel. A TOE2 grant of £5,000 with funding from Grundon Waste Management is supporting this exciting project initiated by the Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA). The aim of the project is to tempt more children and families to play in local woodlands, but it is also about outdoor art and good woodland management.

The dragon of Magdalen wood weaves its way through the trees, providing play spaces and an enticing trail to follow. Watch out for the dragon being completed in the late spring. A launch event with lots of activities is planned for sometime in June.

 

 

19 February 2015

 

CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING!

 

Today’s Oxford Times features a great piece on the TOE2 Woodfuel Programme’s initiative to encourage the use of locally sourced woodfuel in biomass boilers. For further information about the Woodfuel Programme and biomass boilers please visit www.oxonwoodfuel.org.uk or call the TOE2 office on 01865 883488 or emailfiona.danks@trustforoxfordshire.org.uk.

 

 

15 January 2015

 

SANDFORD ON THAMES VILLAGE CENTRE AND COMMUNITY HUB

 

The grand re-opening of the newly improved Sandford Village Hall was a hugely popular event with local people flocking to see the new facilities. TOE2 and Grundon Waste Management supported some of the many energy efficiency features including insulation of the roof and doors and new Velux windows.

The hall’s other sustainable features including underfloor heating using an air source heat pump, photo-voltaic panels, LED lighting, water butts and cycle racks.

This is an excellent example of how community facilities can lead the way and inspire others to reduce their environmental impact.

 

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