Let's Do Things Differently
The Oundle Transition Town Group (OTTG) aims to develop a resilient, sustainable, low carbon society in Oundle and the surrounding area. We are a group of volunteers who give what time we can to run projects which fall into four main areas – Energy, Transport, Food and Work/Lifestyle.
Membership is free and participation in projects is voluntary, interesting and hopefully, enjoyable. Members receive our regular e-newsletter containing information about local events, our activities, ideas and other items of interest. Sign up here to join us.
One of our current aims is to promote a bike lane on Glapthorn Road and highlight the need to protect Oundle's USP through sustainable growth. Please watch our video below and then vote in our survey by clicking here.
Our recent activities include:
· Oundle-On Your Bike! - an Awards for All funded project to encourage cycling in and around Oundle. Watch out for our forthcoming Oundle Bike Week between 22nd – 28th April.
· Home Energy Assessments – we help local householders to reduce their energy bills.
· What’s this with....? In partnership with dOCs+, a series of films and debate covering the topics of renewable energy, low carbon transport and local food.
· OSE! a local skills exchange programme.
· Feeding the Next Generation – As part of the Oundle Food Festival, this was a stimulating debate amongst a panel of experts from the industry about the future of food production and consumption.
· Rock Road Community Garden – a space for the local residents, looked after by the local residents
We explore ways to cope with what greater demand does to ever scarcer resources, embracing new and alternative technologies and sharing information about ways to reduce carbon use.
Andy Sawford MP meets OTTG
Local MP Andy Sawford joined Oundle Transition Town Group on the morning of Friday 22nd March to learn about OTTG's work in general and its proposals on cycle infrastructure in particular. Andy's visit encompassed a short walk along Glapthorn Road followed by a meeting and discussion with members in the Methodist Chapel. Andy was impressed by the wide range of achievements by OTTG and encouraged us to continue.
An animated video describing the cycle infrastructure proposals can be seen above and you can provide feedback on the ideas here.