Hello, and welcome to the 17th update. I've been cycling through the Western Isles of sunny Scotland for the past two weeks and seeing very wet images of Oxfordshire on the tv. Plenty of people volunteered their own examples of unusual weather and the impacts it's having locally when I said where I was from. I hope you enjoy this update, and please do send in your wet weather experiences, and your ideas for Autumn events.
Thank you to almost 100 people who completed a follow up survey. Cath will be analysing the results, and we'll send the info round when that's done, as well as contacting the prize winners.
Thank you to those sending in questions - we'll be having some answers to them very soon! Please do continue to send your photos and experiences in. You can email them to me, or upload them to the website directly. We'd also like to collect insights about the floods and the aftermath - how have the floods affected you? Your house? Your allotment? What are the lessons learnt for next time? Communities across the county have been responding in many different ways, so reports of great community initiatives most welcome!
See the impact of the floods on the county's wildlife here: http://www.theoxfordtimes.net/display.var.1606072.0..php
Flood surgery: Tues 14th August
Hosted by Environment Agency at West Oxford Community Centre on Botley Rd, Oxford, Tues 14 August, 4-7pm. More info: 01491 828307
AN INVITATION FROM THE OXFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD AND CLIMATE CAMP
Oxfordshire Climate Autumn
Has your neighbourhood / group / street had a climate change event yet? Together with COIN, the Climate Outreach and Information Network, Oxford University's Botanic Gardens and ClimateXchange, there will be a packed Autumn of climate change talks and events in Oxford. If you'd like to help spread the buzz / find engage your group, please email Jo now to discuss a programme of events.
Plug in Power Monitor and Inconvenient Truth DVD Amnesty
We've lent out many power monitors and DVDs in the last couple of months - but would like them back please! If you've got a power monitor or a DVD (or a book), please drop them off / send them back to Jo ASAP , as other people would like to borrow them.
Fete round up
ClimateXchange had the snakes and Ladders games at two fetes on Sat 21st July - Kidlington and West Oxford - which both went ahead despite the severe weather.
Check out the recent climate change films made by climate explorers here If you'd like to borrow the camera and film your community's attitudes to climate change, contact Jo.
*** Upcoming Events - for full details and more listings see http://www.climatex.org/ ***
August is the quiet before the Storm - a great time to plan some events for the autumn!
14th Aug Flood Surgery 4-7pm, West Oxford Community Centre. See above for more info.
14-21 August - Camp for Climate Action. Join the Oxford Neighbourhood, meet people, learn new things. See above for more info.