Saturday, 27 March 2010

Saturday March 27

BBOWT Reserve
BBOWT's Chris Hanningdon came in to the studio to tell listeners about the new nature reserve opened in the beautiful village of Letcombe Regis.
Chris also made a plea for volunteers to help run the new wildlife reserve near Wantage.
For details about the reserve and volunteering opportunities visit the BBOWT website:

Spring Open Day at Boundary Brook Nature Park
With guided walks and the chance to try some pond-dipping, visitors may see some early butterflies the Oxford Urban Wildlife Group will be busy this Sunday.

Phil spoke to the man behind a new website that matchmakes businesses in an attempt to reduce waste and cut costs.

Retrader is a new materials exchange website set-up by Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) that enables businesses to pass on materials they no longer and get pre-used materials from other businesses.
Joining Phil in the studio was Paul Mocroft, the man behind the idea, and Steph Griggs-Travarthen from Oxfam and Dave Beesley from B-Line who have benefitted from the scheme.
For more details you can log-on to

Oxford Literary Festival

Literary festival organisor Sally Dunsmore popped in to tell Phil about the big names attending this year's festival.

This year's line-up includes: David Mitchell, who will be interviewing Wantage MP Ed Vaizey; Joanne Harris, author of the novel Chocolat.

Talent Oxford
The county's undiscovered stars get the opportunity to shine at this year's Talent Oxford event.
Joining Phil in the studio was Talent Oxford's Lydiah Igweh to explain how hopefuls can take part.
The event will take place this May and will include the categories: Best Dance Act, Best Vocal Act, Best Group Act, Most Original Act and Aspiring Star Award.
Judging the winner will be X- Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji.
For more information about the competition visit:

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