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Making summer holidays more eco-friendly – a quick look at sunscreen

As the sun comes out most of us reach for the nearest bottle of sunscreen to protect us from skin cancer, without realising that we may be doing a lot of harm as well as good.  20,000 tons of sunscreen are believed to be washed off into the Northern Mediterranean...

Palm Oil – what’s the issue?

Palm Oil – what’s the issue?

Check the food products in your fridge and cupboards and more than likely you’ll find that many of them contain palm oil. It’s in over 50% of the packaged food that we buy in Britain. It’s an incredibly versatile oil that makes it useful in lots of different products....

In Praise of Pollinators

In Praise of Pollinators

Over dinner, think about the fact that we have pollinators to thank for every third mouthful of food we eat, and that (according to WWF), pollinators are worth a staggering £690mil/year to the UK economy. Pardon the pun, but in the past we've...

Is Sustainable Travel a Thing?

Is Sustainable Travel a Thing?

While arguably staying at home and going on local day trips on bike, on foot or public transport is going to be the greenest holiday option, some of us have a hankering for getting further away, perhaps even leaving the country, and would like to know how to make our...

How sustainable are our Easter eggs?

How sustainable are our Easter eggs?

Here in the UK we are the fourth biggest consumers of chocolate in the world but experts estimate that chocolate ranks just below red meat in terms of eco-unfriendly foods. With Easter coming up, we thought we’d look at how we can all help to make chocolate a more...

A new concept in car sharing

Oxfordshire's "local loop" car share model featured in the Sunday Times today. DEN are investigating the potential for a local car sharing scheme and would love to hear your views.We're looking at a new concept whereby locals can share their cars with each...

Fancy a pint and time to dig out that yellow vest?

We've been busy this autumn organising a range of events.  Have a look at the ones below, there will be lots more to come next year.. SUNDAY 5th DECEMBER 10 am - VILLAGE LITTER PICKFollowing on from the Parish Council's great work in recent years, DEN is planning...

At last! It’s orchard planting time

Saturday 16th October is Community Orchard Planting Day down at Welford's Piece in Clifton.  We'd love your help in planting fruit trees and spring bulbs so come and bring your gardening gloves, and spade or bulb planter if you have them and join in the fun from 10.30...

How is cycling helping to preserve habitats?

The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats acre by acre.It does this by developing partnerships which are aimed at supporting local, often...

How is your Spanish?

Tomorrow, Tuesday 28th September, a group of Spanish Environmentalists are arriving from Santander by ferry and planning to walk all the way to Glasgow for the Cop26 Summit*, raising awareness for climate change on the way. On the 7th of October they will be...

Funding secured for Community Orchard

Funding secured for Community Orchard

Great news! Grant funding has been successfully secured to create a Heritage Community Orchard at The Welford’s Piece, Tithe Lane, Clifton. A big thank you to the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE) whose funding will cover the cost of the trees, bulbs, signage...

Learn how to Bee Friendly in your garden

Want to learn more about how to turn your garden into a pollinator's paradise?We still have some spaces at our "Gardening for Wildlife" event that we are holding on the 14th September at the Deddington Arms at 6.30 pm. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire...

Bottles Bottles Bottles!

Can you help? We need your empties including plastic takeaway boxesWe're looking forward to seeing you at the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning and have a request.. We are running low on our stock of spare bottles...

Big Garden Birdwatch 29th – 31st January

Big Garden Birdwatch 29th – 31st January

Enjoy an hour with nature and enjoy the wildlife on your doorstep next weekend by taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. All you need to do is to set aside one hour between the 29th and 31st January. Absolutely no skills or experience necessary, just sit back...

Have your Say on a Community Orchard

Have your Say on a Community Orchard

We would like to establish a community orchard within the parish of Deddington.   A Community Orchard could become a valued addition to village life, improve our natural environment and provide something positive post...

Duns Tew Solar Park Extension

Duns Tew Solar Park Extension

Here at DEN we were delighted to hear the news that Cherwell District Council hasunanimously agreed to the 8.2 MW extension to the existing 5 MW solar panel installationbetween Deddington and Duns Tew. More information can be found here