On Saturday 8th October, we hosted a House Warming and Energy Efficiency event in Wallingford to give the community advice on reducing emissions and cutting down on home heating costs.

For people who were unable to attend, we’ve pulled together some information from the day here:

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Talks & Video Screenings

In the Town Hall we had a programme of talks through out the day:

11am: ‘The Climate Plan and Working Towards Becoming Carbon Neutral’ by Cllr Sue Cooper, Cabinet member for Environment, Climate Change and Nature Recovery, South Oxfordshire District Council

More information about SODC’s climate plan.

11.30am: ‘Smarter Heat Rationing’ by Austin Jacobs, Reading Climate Action Network

12pm: ‘The Cost-of-Living Crisis and What Support is Available’ by Advice Services Manager at Citizens Advice Oxfordshire South & Vale

Support and advice available on the Citizen’s Advice website.

12.45pm: ‘Draughtbusters’ by Austin Jacobs, Reading Climate Action Network

1.30pm: ‘What You Can Do to Reduce Emissions’ by Cllr Pete Sudbury, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, Oxfordshire County Council

Information on climate action in Oxfordshire.

These videos can help to advise you on ways you can insulate your home and use energy more efficiently:

‘Ultra Low Energy Case Study’, by Tony Duffin at Oxford Energy Saving Fair 2022

‘House Warming’ by Jane Grindey at Oxford Energy Saving Fair 2022

‘Energy Saving Bite-size Films’ by Low Carbon Oxford North

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Information and Advice

In the marketplace, a variety of stalls gave advice on DIY ways to insulate the home, electric blanket safety and what financial support is available:


There was also an information point with leaflets available from:


Any leaflets left over from the event are now available in the Town Information Centre for you to take home, please do pop in.