Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ladock community turbine

Ladock film hopes to inspire other low carbon communities

Ladock community turbine

The mid Cornwall parish of Ladock is hoping that a film about their experiences of becoming one of the UK’s first low carbon communities will inspire other local projects to embrace low carbon living. A short film by the Cornwall based documentary maker Ben Giles was made after the parish won the Cornwall Rural Community Council’s ‘Sustainable Village of the Year’ award last year.  Following the film’s premiere at Ladock Community Hall, the film is now available to a worldwide …

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Cornwall Council wins partnership funding for Winter Wellness campaign to help reduce winter deaths

Press release issued by Cornwall Council A Cornwall Council and Council of the Isles of Scilly led bid has won over £140,000 from the Department of Health’s Warm Homes Healthy People fund for a campaign called Winter Wellness aimed at reducing preventable winter deaths. Each year, more than 300 people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are believed to die needlessly as a result of cold homes and freezing winter weather. Partners including NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, …

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Local energy experts gain Quality Auditor qualifications

Community Energy Plus has celebrated passing an important milestone in their journey towards achieving ISO9001 Quality Management System accreditation with 11 staff gaining IRCA[1] certified internal quality auditor qualifications. The Camborne based charity which helps Cornish householders to enjoy warmer, more energy efficient homes, is following the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 9001 standard to embed quality control processes across all areas of its activities.   The Charity’s trading arm, Low Carbon Futures, has now added quality management system mentoring to …

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Partnership strives reduce excess winter deaths in Cornwall

300 people in Cornwall die every year because of the cold weather.  Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics indicate that Cornwall is starting to make progress in reducing this tragic number and a partnership between the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Cornwall Council and Community Energy Plus is working to stop people in Cornwall dying needlessly in the winter. The Warm Front Scheme offers grants for heating but sometimes these do not cover the full cost of …

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Free insulation offer for households in Cornwall

Free loft and cavity wall insulation for homeowners and private tenants in Cornwall. FREE insulation offer Homeowners and private tenants over the age of 18 can take advantage of our limited time offer for free loft and cavity wall insulation. This discount provides typical saving of £300-£400* for each type of insulation installed. Or call Freephone 0800 954 1956 (lines open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday)    *Savings based on a typical three bedroom semi-detached house with gas central heating and …

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