We did it!

by | 23 Oct, 2014

Updates on what’s happening at Dean Court!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we are now officially an Eco-Centre!! The award recognises our work to embed sustainability in to how the centre is run as well as educating our community about our work.


THANK YOU for all the support and help since this journey began over the last 16 months. I cannot tell you what a relief it is and how proud I am with what has been achieved together, and in particular since the centre opened in only March this year. Indeed, our Eco-Centres assessor, Karyn Fullerton from Keep Britain Tidy, commented that she was “very impressed by the amount of work done in such a short space of time”. We are now one of just two Eco-Centres in Oxfordshire.

It’s important at this point to say thank you to a few people; Thank you to your Eco-Team (Emma Bartlett, Naomi Sharland and Giorgio Bagordo, as well our retired member, Priscilla Waugh) for all their time and effort in going through the process and implementing the various actions. Thank you for the help of our mentor in this process; Moira Dorey from the EiE at Brookes University. Thank you also to Justin Andrewes at Sovereign Housing for supporting us with our initial registration fee. Thank you to Anna Pearson and the trustees for your support and for letting me lead the team on this.

We now have a nice certificate and a wall plaque which we will be displaying soon with great pride at the centre.

After a brief pause to catch our breath, we will resume our work to improve the environmental impact of the centre and to hopefully inspire you, our users, and the community to do likewise in your homes and in your daily lives.

With best wishes

Neil Clark

Eco-Team Lead