Kidlington Eco Group (KEG)

Kidlington Eco Group is a network of ecologically minded organisations, church groups and individuals, who formed in 2022 to work together towards a greener community in Kidlington in Cherwell.

Kidlington is one of England’s largest villages with a housing stock ranging from 17C homes in a conservation area, to 1920’s garden city homes, and modern newly built estates. 

A key aim of the group is to raise awareness of energy efficiency in houses and buildings, by supporting local people with advice on how to save energy and lower fuel bills. They do this by working with Low Carbon Hub’s Energy Champion, and the Cosy Homes Oxfordshire team at the annual No Waste Noel event, organised with Cherwell Collective at Exeter Hall in Kidlington. 

The team are also training a team of Draughtbusters – volunteers who implement simple energy efficiency measures in peoples’ homes. They used a small grant from Low Carbon Hub and funding from the parish council to get the project going.