The SO Teams

We are an ever-growing group of local people. We range from villagers with highly specialist skills such as engineers, environmental and biodiversity specialists, through to teachers, farmers, parish councillors, stay-at-home parents, and simply PWC (People Who Care).

The Energy Team

The energy team is investigating ways that Overton can produce its own energy. Over the next few months, we will be looking into potential community energy projects (where local people invest in local renewable energy sources). We have the ambitious target of trying to become 100% self-sustainable for our local electricity needs by 2030. We are currently applying for grants to help fund the scoping phase and looking into putting solar panels on the roofs of some of our public buildings. 

We are a small group of volunteers and would love to hear from you if you have technical expertise in: legal and contract review, organisational governance, planning regulations, solar or other renewable energies.

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The Transport Team

The transport team is working with local businesses to promote sustainable company transport policies (for example, reducing the use of lorries where possible, or using electric cars in the company fleet).

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The Waste & Recycling Team

The waste and recycling team is working on a public information campaign to help us waste less food and offer clarity on what can be recycled. We are also preparing for Plastic Free July and National Refill Day (June 19th).

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The Environment Team

The environment team has been researching the possibility of planting trees to mitigate our carbon footprint, exploring how climate change will affect the local environment, and what action we need to take to mitigate. Overton has currently only 5% tree cover, and the Woodland Trust advice is to have 19%. We would love to hear from anyone interested in joining us.

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The Business, Schools, Church Clubs & Societies Team

This team works on engagement with local organisations that are keen to be involved. Already, for example, there is a crisp packet recycling programme in operation at the primary school and a regular litter pick using volunteers and local children from the cadets, scouts and rainbows.

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The Communications & Events Team

We are the team that has created this website, we run our social media accounts and plan for events that involve the whole community. We were working on a whole host of exciting dates including a grand launch event - these are on hold for now, but we'll be back!

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Got something to add? Come and join us!

We are open to all comments and ideas – we may not get everything right at first, we are not experts in all areas, and we welcome all constructive input. Do CONTACT US to get in touch.

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