• Communities Director Elections 2024

    We are inviting our community groups to nominate their candidate for the post of Communities Director to the Low Carbon Hub for a three-year term, starting in October 2024. Low Carbon Hub has been lucky to have Al Kitchen as our elected Communities Director for an extended period of four years, and his final term…
    23 May 2024
  • We welcome five new community groups to our network

    Our community groups are at the heart of Low Carbon Hub’s work across Oxfordshire and continue to be inspirational in tackling climate change. We have just welcomed five new groups, from rural South Oxfordshire to bustling Kidlington, to our network of low carbon community groups, bringing the total to 46.   Burford BEAgles Burford Environmental Action…
    20 May 2024
  • Community grants awarded 2023/24

    We were recently delighted to award large grants of £5,000 from Low Carbon Hub’s Community Grants Fund to two of our community groups:  Low Carbon Oxford North to develop a user-friendly website that helps people find alternative, low carbon ways to travel around Oxfordshire.  Thame Green Living to promote the foundation of a community energy project titled, Phoenix Energy Community. This was…
    17 May 2024
  • Stock photo of solar park

    Botley West Solar Farm

    Botley West is a 840 MW solar park proposed to be built to the West and North of Oxford. The project is currently in its second phase of consultation until 8 February. During this time residents are invited to provide their feedback.
    31 January 2024
  • Energy Champions Training Success  

    We sometimes get questions about how people can get involved in our work. At Low Carbon Hub we know that community members themselves are in the best place to be a catalyst for change within their local community. That’s why we have our Energy Champions – these individuals play a vital role in disseminating knowledge…
    14 December 2023
  • Low Carbon Hub’s Thermal Imaging Training Workshop, 18 October at County Hall, Oxford

    There’s so much interest in thermal imaging from our community groups at the moment and it’s easy to see why. The nights are drawing in and It’s starting to get colder, heating is being switched on and energy prices are rising, making it increasingly important to heat our homes efficiently. A thermal imaging project is…
    30 October 2023
  • Low Carbon Hub’s Community Group’s Big Get Together at Harwell Village Hall 

    It was wonderful to hold our annual Low Carbon Hub Community Group’s Big Get Together 2023 on Saturday 7 October at Harwell Village Hall, Harwell. It was a joyous event where community groups from across the county met and shared the latest developments in their communities. It was a great chance to meet and get…
    27 October 2023
  • Routes To Retrofit: improving domestic energy efficiency in Oxfordshire 

    Community groups from Low Carbon Hub and CAG Oxfordshire were joined by experts from Oxfordshire County Council Retrofit Team, Cosy Homes Oxfordshire and the Barton Retrofit Cooperative, at this online event held on 20 September.  
    29 September 2023
  • Draughtbusters – It’s easier than you think to set up! July 2023 

    That’s the message from Sustainable Wantage’s Draughtbusting team, who recently shared their experience of setting up their Draughtbusters project in Wantage, with other Low Carbon Hub and CAG community groups from across Oxfordshire, at a meeting at County Hall, Oxford.   The evening was hosted by Low Carbon Hub, CAG Network and Oxfordshire County Council Retrofit…
    31 July 2023
  • There’s only one Low Carbon Hub!

    Change is afoot at Low Carbon Hub. As many of our supporters know, we have had a somewhat complicated double legal structure. But over the past few months our staff and board, with support from our members, have been working to simplify things. Previously Low Carbon Hub had operated as two separate organisations working in…
    26 June 2023
  • Community group of the month: Hook Norton Community Land Trust

    We are delighted to welcome Hook Norton Community Land Trust as our community group of the month for May/June 2023.  At a time of climate emergency, when many new housing developments lack sustainable measures, the people of Hook Norton set up Hook Norton Community Land Trust (HNCLT) to develop an innovative community-led project of affordable…
    31 May 2023
  • CAPZero Open Meeting  

    The CAPZero report was met with enthusiasm at Eynsham Village Hall, on 26 April 2023. Eynsham Smart and Fair Futures, one of the six Project LEO Smart and Fair Neighbourhood Trials, has developed a Community Action Plan for Zero Carbon Energy, for the parishes within the Eynsham Primary Substation Area. This is the first local energy action…
    25 May 2023