North East Somerset Renewable Energy Action Area

Come and find out more

4 October 2011

A series of events are being held across North East Somerset over the next couple of months, to spread the word about CSE’s new Renewable Energy Action Area.

Having sought the backing of towns and parish councils across the area backing, CSE is now keen to spread the word about the initiative to residents across the district – and encourage people to think about how their own community could own and manage renewable energy developments.

“It sounds ambitious,” explained Morgan Griffin, senior energy advisor at CSE, “but many communities around the UK are already doing this. We’d like to see people in North East Somerset get a slice of the action.

“Community-owned renewable energy schemes can boost local skills and employment, and earn money. This can be spent on things the community wants: better youth facilities for example, or new footpaths, improvements to the village hall or facilities for the elderly.”

There are a range of renewable schemes that people in the area will be able to examine – such as wind turbines, large solar arrays or biomass boilers.

Parish and town councils in Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Camerton, Peasedown St. John, Paulton and Timsbury are all backing the initiative, and it’s not too late for others in the area to get on board, too.

Anyone living or working in North East Somerset is welcome to come along to one of a series of events in November in Midsomer Norton, Paulton and Peasedown St John. The events will allow you to find out more about the initiative and give us your ideas and feedback.

  • Saturday 5 November: Midsomer Norton (10.00 till 14.00, at the farmers’ market  |  10.00 to 17.00, at the leisure centre)
  • Saturday 12 November: Paulton (10.00 to 17.00, at Paulton village hall)
  • Saturday 3 December: Peasedown St John (10.00 to 17.00 at Beacon Hall)

Each event will be held in two parts with a drop-in advice stand from 10.00 to 14.00, and then a series of workshops and presentations from 14.00 to 17.00. People can come along at any time to the drop-in sessions in the morning, or book to attend the more structured and in-depth sessions in the afternoons.

For more information or to book a place at the afternoon sessions please email James Watt or call 0117 934 1400.

Photo: WestfieldWanderer. Reproduced under Creative Commons

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