Irregular News – April 2017

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1. Hellos!

2. Swap Shop @ Turl Street Kitchen – 29 April 11am-2pm

3. CirColl meeting Tuesday 25 April @ East Oxford Community Centre
4. Looking for a Treasurer & committee restructuring
5. CAG Social @ County Hall – 27 April 7pm-9pm
6. We’ve been nominated for OCVA Awards!
7. Bring & Fix It collaboration
8. Let’s get upcycling Tandem Festival
9. Be a CirColl Social Hero!
10. Oxford Hub Ethical Network – Environment & Sustainability
11. Volunteer with us
 
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1. Hellos!
Hello everyone! It’s been a while since our last irregular email. We’ve got a number of exciting things going on, some are older news, some newer… nevertheless all worth a read. We’ve kept everything short to make it a nice work break distraction.
2. Swap Shop @ Turl Street Kitchen – 29 April 11am-2pm
Next weekend, we’re running a swap shop for the beginning of Trinity term, for both students and resident community. Set in the centre of Oxford in collaboration with Oxford Hub, this is a great opportunity to de-clutter your homes, find something else that you need and meet like minded people. There will be tea, coffee, refreshment, snacks, music and space to hang around. Bring along friends & share the word!
 
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3. CirColl meeting Tuesday 25 April 18:30 @ East Oxford Community Centre
A chance to meet the people of the group, see what we talk about, and see how you can be involved! Focus for next meeting is finalising the preparations for the swap shop, and on responding to invitations to showcase our group at other events such as the Tandem Festival. If you wish, please do submit agenda items to oxfordcircularcollective@gmail.com, otherwise the agenda will be put together on the date.
 
4. Looking for a Treasurer & committee restructuring
We’ve undergone some changes! As of February this year, we are proud to announce that Lucie Kenrick – our former Treasurer, and experienced professional PA has now taken the role of Main Secretary; Alexander Iordache has transitioned from the role of Secretary to that of Lead Mechanic! If you are a collection volunteer and would like to know how to fix your bike free of charge, and receive advice on what parts may need changing, iordache_alex@hotmail.com is your guy 😉
This means we are now looking for a Treasurer! We have complete and up-to-date accounts. If you or anyone you know are interested in volunteering for this role, please let us know.
 
5. CAG Social @ County Hall – 27 April 7pm-9pm
Join us for drinks and cool brothers from other community action groups (we’re a CAG too). Also, we’re sadly saying goodbye to Simon who is leaving the role of awesome-CAG Network-coordinator for new exciting horizons.
6. We’ve been nominated for OCVA Awards!
We’re proud to say that we’ve been nominated for the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action for the “Most Innovative” category. The Ceremony takes place on the 9th of May at the Town Hall. Unfortunately only 2 tickets are available per group … but we will let you know if we’ve won!
7. Bring & Fix It collaboration
Did you know that we now supply a local, informal, regular fix-it-group of retired and non-retired group of people with broken items that can be repaired? Anything from electrical items, to small furniture items and toys can be taken to them. If you’re interested in donating repairable items, or helping out with collections – sorting – deliveries, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
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Image Source:  newspaper article.
8. Let’s get upcycling at Tandem Festival 
There have been several invitations to floating around the CAG news, calling people and groups to volunteer / host workshops at the famous Tandem Festival 16-18 June just outside Oxford. At our 25 April meeting, we can think of upcycling workshops, such as maybe… creating super-long bunting from cute textiles?! Join us at the 25 April meeting, sign up for being active at such a workshop in this spreadsheet, or get in touch.
9. Be a CirColl Social Hero!
Fancy getting to know the people of the group, or just having a bit of fun doing circular things? This section is meant to make our followers aware that ANYONE can create a call a social event on our facebook group. From pub quizzes to litterpicking to watching a ‘rubbish’ movie, you are more than welcome to invite us along.
10. Oxford Hub Ethical Network – Environment & Sustainability
As another piece of awareness – since January 2017, we’ve been part of the Oxford Hub Ethical network, active on the Environment and Sustainability side of things. This means Oxford Uni students have access to community volunteering, and our group has access to student audiences and volunteers, communication channels, and input into the activities of the Oxford hub. Find out more here. Thank you Oxford Hub for being great!
11. Volunteer with us
So if you’re liked a fair amount of stuff on here and would like to be involved to any degree – from a couple of hours a month to silly hours, check out this page!
Warm circular and resourceful wishes,
The Circular Collective Team
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