AGM & meadow walk

21 people gathered in the lovely surroundings of St Ethelwolds garden to hold our AGM.

Meeting in the garden

Carbon Cutters 2016 AGM in the garden at St Ethelwolds House.

We accepted the accounts for 2015 – 2016, heard Cliff’s Review of the year, and brainstormed some possible ideas for the coming year. 

The minutes are available on request from 


As the shadows lengthened we made our way to the Edible Abingdon beds at Old Station House








Then to the ones at the ice-cream kiosk on Abbey Meadow


then to the Wildflower meadow



and finally to the bee-friendly perennial beds by the children’s playground.


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AGM and Abbey Meadow walk

25 people gathered in the Hearth at St Ethelwolds House to hear about ACC’s successful year. Linda presented the accounts, Cliff gave the chairman’s report, and Peter Lefort explained the wonderful “infographic” produced by CAG to give a visual representation of what we have achieved this year: you can see it here: ACC 2015 (1)

After the obligatory (!) cake, there was a gentle stroll to inspect the bee beds (buzzing!), the Edible Abingdon veg beds (abundant!) and the wildflower maze (mellow). The light failed before we could reach the Abingdon Hydro site but Richard Riggs reported that he hopes to be producing electricity by this time next year.

Read the full minutes and reports here: AGM Minutes 2015 FINAL

The wildflower maze at dusk


Inspecting the veg beds

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Local veg come to Abingdon – in THREE different ways!

Our own Edible Abingdon project on Abbey Meadow is starting to shape up, with herbs and peas already in  – do take a look!

The St Nicolas church local produce market has restarted with the freshest veg in town (chard picked 1 hour ago!), fruit, eggs and beautiful plants. They trade between 11am and 1pm on a Friday but get there early, it’s very popular!

And Cultivate Online now deliver orders of local veg, fruit, dairy produce and much more to St Ethelwold’s House every Friday – go online here between Monday noon and Wednesday noon to place your order.

What are you waiting for???

Notice by the beds, behind the kiosk on Abbey Meadow


Sign outside St Nicolas Church on the market=place today


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Hydro shares go on sale at last!

Shares in Abingdon Hydro’s co-operative hydro-electric scheme at Abingdon weir went on sale on Saturday at the launch in the Guildhall. Investment of £1.25 million is needed, and the directors are keen that most of this should come from small investors, i.e. local people. The shares are eligible for a 30% tax rebate under the government  Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), making it a very good deal for any taxpayer  investing, as well as a Good Thing for the community, who stand to benefit from any profits. You can see the share document at or pick up a copy from Added Ingredients in Stert Street. The share offer closes 20th December. What are you waiting for?

This is what it will look like when it is built next year.

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