Working with Energy Caseworker Alec Rice from CEP we have hosted three training sessions at the Energy Shop, where people who, through their work or social networks, are able to disseminate information more widely have trained to be Energy Champions. These sessions focused on the issues that cause and perpetuate Fuel Poverty in the area, and looked at ways to tackle the issue. In the future we are hoping to work with other on the ground organisations such as Wadebridge Foodbank, to make sure help gets where it is most needed.
AD feedstock feasibility study
WREN has undertaken, with the help of members of the community, a feasibility study to find out whether we as a town could create heat and power (eg for one of the schools or the Sports Centre) from the food we currently throw away. We are currently assessing this information and working with others to determine whether such a scheme would be feasible. Watch this space!
WREN is keen to support local schools in their efforts to raise awareness about sustainability and a low carbon future. We are delighted to have had the opportunity over the last year to contribute to work done at St Breock Primary School, Wadebridge Primary Academy and Wadebridge School. This has included:
- creating presentations for the School Environment Days
- taking part in School Assemblies
- talking to Pupil Councils and Eco Committees
- raising funds for and supporting workshops about Energy Efficiency, Renewable Technologies and Climate Change run by Camp Kernow in school
- consulting with pupils about how they would like to see their town develop, and in particular how they would like to see the profits from renewable technologies spent.
- developing and visualising ideas for saving energy at school and at home.
We were also proud to be part of this year’s Cornwall Schools Sustainability Awards which showed the exciting activities going on in schools across the county. St Breock Primary took 'runners-up' awards in 2 categories.
Future ideas for working with our local schools include building a plastic bottle greenhouse for St Breock School to use to raise seedlings for their vegetable garden, involving schools in discussions for a WREN Ecopark and workshops on saving energy in the home and at school.
The Wadebridge Energy Futures Exhibition is now live! Read more...
Do you want to cut your energy bills? (Update) A number of people in Wadebridge and surrounds have had impartial help about switching suppliers this week and more advice sessions will be held over the next two weeks, including two additional ones in Bodmin.
Mon 24th Feb The Exchange, Molesworth St, Wadebridge 9.30am – 12 noon
Wed 26th Feb Bodmin Christian Centre, Berrycoombe Rd, PL31 2NX 1pm - 3pm
Wed 26th Feb Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge 6pm – 8pm
Sat 1st March Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge 9.30am – 12.30pm
Mon 3rd March Padstow Memorial Hall, Riverside 1 pm – 4pm
Tue 4th March St.Issey Village Hall 10am – 1pm
Wed 5th March Bodmin Christian Centre, Berrycoombe Rd, PL31 2NX 1pm - 3pm
Even if you are well on top of this issue, do you have family, friends or neighbours in the Wadebridge area who might benefit?
Do you want to cut your energy bills? People in Wadebridge and surrounds will have help to do just that at sessions to be delivered by WREN in February and March.
Monday 17th February St Mabyn Memorial Hall 9.30 am – 12 noon
Tuesday 18th February The Exchange Wadebridge 1 pm – 4 pm
Wednesday 19th February Wadebridge Children's Centre, Goldsworthy Way 1 pm – 4 pm
Monday 24th February The Exchange, Molesworth St, Wadebridge 9.30 am – 12 noon
Wednesday 26th February Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge 6 pm – 8 pm
Saturday 1st March Betjeman Centre, Southern Way, Wadebridge 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Monday 3rd March Padstow Memorial Hall, Riverside 1 pm – 4 pm
Tuesday 4th March St.Issey Village Hall 10 am – 1 pm