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South Hill Parish starts journey to a greener community

Working together

South Hill Parish residents are invited to find out how they can reduce their energy bills and help to build a greener future for their local community at the launch of a new local energy group on Saturday (1st February).

A small group of local residents, with the backing of South Hill Parish Council, are looking to form a local energy group. Individuals with an interest in sharing their time and skills to be part of the emerging group are encouraged to come along to the event to find out how they can get involved.

From 11am to 2pm residents are invited to drop-in to South Hill Parish Hall to find out how to make their home more energy efficient and the opportunities presented by renewable energy technologies. At midday Community Energy Plus will be making a presentation about community owned, renewable energy generation in Cornwall.

Community Energy Plus is a Cornish charity with over 15 years’ experience of delivering innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for householders and communities. Energy experts from the charity will be on hand to give advice, answer energy related questions and provide information about the help available for local residents to enjoy warmer, well insulated homes. Details of Community Energy Plus’s new external wall insulation scheme for homeowners and private tenants living in solid wall properties in Cornwall will also be available at the event.

South Hill Parish Councillor David Skelton, who has been leading the formation of the local energy group, is hoping that the launch event will help the group to attract new members: “Rising energy prices are a concern for everyone at the moment so I hope that local residents will seize the opportunity to pop in to our event and pick up tips to save money by reducing their energy use, while being inspired to join a group of like-minded people who are interested in finding local solutions to the challenges of fuel poverty and climate change.”

Neil Farrington, Sustainable Energy Projects Manager at Community Energy Plus said: “Community groups have an important role to play in the delivery of projects to save energy and generate their own clean green power while retaining the financial, social and environmental benefits within the local community. We’re delighted to be working in South Hill at such an early stage of their journey towards a more sustainable future.”