1: an update on the energy network and
2: an invitation to COSY HOMES zoom talk
1: Over the last weeks Greener Great Coxwell Heating Project have:
- Finally submitted our application to the Greater South West Energy Hub - for Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) grants for the feasibility study. We currently have 75 households expressing an interest. Anyone else is always welcome. If you are interested - with no obligation - please go to : www.greenergreatcoxwell.com. We don’t expect to hear any definite news until into the new year.
- Locogen (https://locogen.com),have been appointed to act as our consultants should we be successful in the grant application.
- The team working on a similar proposal for the island of Iona said the following about Locogen:
- Submitted our application to the Financial Conduct Authority to form a Community Benefit Company. This will give us the legal framework we need to carry out the first part of the project and manage the finances should we be successful in winning the grant.
- Finalized our application for a bank account with the Co-Operative Bank.
- Linked with the Clanfield Sustainability group 'One Planet Clanfield'. They have started several projects in the last six months; a Community Allotment and Sharing Shelves, Green Team at the school, TerraCycling schemes, regular meetings and village wide events. They were interested in our experience working on the energy project and are looking for land for a community orchard and to run a regular Repair Café.
- Participated in the Oxfordshire Cosy Homes Insulation Project Advocates AGM. Greener Great Cowell have organised a Zoom later this week for anyone interested. You might find it informative to try Cosy Home's free 'Plan Builder' to 'Create a refurbishment plan to make your home warmer, reduce your CO₂ emissions and cut your energy bills'. See the link on Cosy Homes home page : https://cosyhomesoxfordshire.org/.
2 : Cosy Homes presentation for Greener Gt Coxwell Thursday, 18 November⋅7:30 – 9:00pm
One of the quickest and most cost-effective means of reducing our energy use and thereby saving money and emissions, is by improving home insulation. The Oxford Low Carbon Hub home insulation project called Cost Homes (https://cosyhomesoxfordshire.org/) provides a single source of help and advice for anyone considering retrofitting home insulation. Cosy Homes offers a consultancy service to assess your current insulation and provide a costed plan of how it could be improved. They can even recommend approved contractors and if you wish they could manage the whole project.
Greener Great Coxwell have arranged a Zoom meeting on 18th November from 7:30 to 9:00, when the Cosy Homes Manager, Geordie Stewart, will give a Presentation of the program and be available to answer questions. Details are:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 863 4616 1016
If you would like to express an interest in the energy project, please contact us - with no obligation or commitment - either :
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Annabelle Zinovieff, Ken Hirons, Ian Mason, Karen Mason, Margaret O’Donohoe, Richard Benwell, Sophie Stainer, Jacqui Russell