Chippy Emergency

We’re in a climate and ecology emergency, and like others across the UK and worldwide, Chippy people want to help! Here is where you can get started: Fill in the short survey, sign up to stay in touch by periodic emails, and register with our Facebook page. Lots to learn, lots to do – it’s going to be a quite […]

Wild Food Foraging

Join our informal group of ‘Cotswolds Foragers’ – people who enjoy exploring and learning what wild foods are good to each, how to engage responsbibly in using wild foods, and just appreciating the amazing local surroundings where they grow! You can find some brief notes about foraging in this document: To join the Cotswolds […]

A vision for friendly fun cycling in Chippy

By getting safely into cycling, we can make our town and neighbourhoods more fun, healthy, friendly and safe! Our vision and strategy document, written for the Town Council, can be found here, along with a number of other useful resources in this folder. We need more people to join our team and make this happen […]

Can Chipping Norton be a Sustainable Enterprise Town?

“Nothing ever changes in Chippy”. Disillusioned locals have said this for decades. Yet 400 years ago, the small settlement of Norton won its independence and transformed itself into a citizen-run enterprise zone. ‘Chipping’ comes from an Old English word referring to commerce. It speaks of economic enterprise – using and sharing available resources for citizens’ […]

Great showing at the Town Meeting on the Climate/Ecology Emergency

Great to see so many people and such enthusiasm at the Town Meeting on the Climate and Ecology Emergency last Wednesday. Here is Dr Karsten Haustein’s very stimulating talk: the future of our climate is in our hands! Lots of great suggestions too from the discussion time – here’s the full list (thanks to Ben […]

Clean Air for Chippy – join the Action Group

A newly re-vitalised Action Group, ‘Clean Air for Chippy’, will pursue effective action to keep dangerous and polluting HGVs out of our town centre. There’s a link to a very clear presentation describing the problem, here. You can sign a petition, here. A very active and determine group has already started working but we need […]

Should Chipping Norton declare a Climate and Ecology Emergency?

There’s a town meeting on this; 7:30pm Wednesday 19th June, in the Methodist lower hall. With recent ‘climactic’ events in parliament, media and public, many things previously unthinkable, now suddenly seem achievable! Change in our emissions, environment and communities is now urgent, but our concern and ambition have also dramatically increased. Who would have dreamed […]

TCN’s new Plastics Action group

Concern about the harmful consequences of our waste is very topical today; almost daily we see new studies showing the level and impacts of waste plastics in the land and marine ecosystems which provide our food and sustain our lives in many other ways. To thrive in the 21st century, we need to move promptly […]

Welcome to Transition Chipping Norton

We are a community group for the Chipping Norton area, promoting and developing Local Solutions for Sustainable Communities – actions that help our local communities to thrive and be resilient in the face of challenges and changes to our climate, environment, economy and society. We recognise that it is our natural environment which sustains life in […]

Our Community Allotment has started

We have now started work developing our new Community Allotment – plot 59B on the William Fowler allotments, by the school, almost opposite Glyme Hall. We want our community allotment to be a place that will encourage and help people who are new to or unsure about growing their own produce, to more easily explore […]