Sustainable Wantage is a Community Action Group, part of a network of over 80 similar CAGs across Oxfordshire, focused on activities that protect and enhance our natural environment and strengthen our local community. We are run by volunteers interested in actions that have a positive impact and increase our resourcefulness and resilience as a community.
The Mix Community Space on Mill Street is our home in Wantage town centre. Although we have reduced activities during the Covid-19 crisis, we are open again for food Goody Bags during the week. However, we are now closed temporarily on Saturday mornings for refills of toiletries & detergents and recycling with the Terracycle scheme.
Wild Wantage is a new project in partnership with Wantage Town Council, with the aims of transforming our green spaces, promoting biodiversity of local species and encouraging everyone in the community to get involved. Visit our Wild Wantage section for loads of great resources and ways you can help.
Over in Charlton, The Wantage Market Garden Project is a fantastic community garden we support as a partnership project. At the moment, we have small groups of volunteers on Sundays: visit our Facebook page for the latest news.
Pewit Plantation is a small woodland near the Ridgeway that we are managing via a lease, with the Woodland Trust. It is open to the public, with Scouts and Forest Schools being among the visitors to enjoy the space and wonderful view.
Wildflowers are the focus at the Top Lock Meadow on Mably Way, an ongoing project to create a haven for wildlife. This is one of the Sustainable Wantage Growing Projects supported by volunteers and aimed at enhancing local biodiversity.
Updates on all our activities including Green Drinks, our monthly social, can be found in the Sustainable Wantage newsletter along with the latest environmental news and tips.