Category Archives: Community Energy

Callington Mayfest Recycling


Something great came out of today’s litter pick. From now on we will be teaming up for Recycling for Charity and passing all of our recyclables over to them. This is a perfect example of how different groups in Callington can work together. To find out more about Recycling for Charity click the link below…. announced Town councillor and volunteer litter pick leader Mikkie Raphael.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/832979876753455 

Pictured with SHARE volunteer Ali Humphreys who attended Mayfest to promote RECYCLING FOR CHARITY which collects items that can not be recycled kerb side but can be sent to TERRACYCLE to be made into park benches etc and credit KICKS COUNT charity that are reducing the UK’s stillbirth rate by educating pregnant mums about the importance of their baby’s movements.

Items collected include crisp and snack packets, biscuit, sweets and chocolate wrappers, pet food pouches, contact lenses, used toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes… find your local collection point and support this project.  www.south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling

SHARE – new investment opportunity


Members may recall that back in May 2016 we offered fixed term Investment Opportunities to members, rather than obtaining commercial loans, at the time the SHARE Church Park Solar PV installation was nearing completion, and again in 2018.

Members were able to directly support SHARE’s aims and the Church Park project, and benefit from a preferential interest rate. At the same time, SHARE was able to obtain funding at lower cost than would have been possible from banks, and the full financial benefits remain within the community. Our 40kW solar installation at Church Park was fully funded by members. Since then, routine interest has been paid, and some loan capital has been repaid. The next substantial repayment of capital is due in June this year.

Therefore we are now able to offer a new opportunity for Members to invest in SHARE by providing new loan funding. The Directors would like this new investment opportunity to be spread as widely available as possible.  Full membership is open to anyone who lives, works or owns property in South Hill, and Associate membership for anyone else interested in our work.

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Recycling for Charity


Save these valuable resources being wasted.  They can help our charities raise funds.

  • all biscuits and crackers packets, inc. penguin and similar bars & multiply pack wrappers
  • mini rolls and individual cake wrappers 
  • baby food pouches and lids, Ella kitchen and similar, plus the snack wrappers
  • used toothbrushes, electric heads and packaging and all tooth paste tubes
  • all crisp/snacks, pringles & peanut packets, please bag together  
  • > triggers and pumps off cleaning products
  • > plastic air fresheners and packaging
  • > flexible plastic cleaning wipe packets, any brand
  • > tops off washing up liquid bottles > all recycle together
  • all brands of bread bags 
  • all Weleda products in soft plastic tubes
  • contact lenses & all plastic/foil packaging, coming soon.
  • pet food pouches, biscuits and treats packs, please put the pouches inside a bag so as not to contaminate the other recycling
  • all used stamps, leave on the backing
  • old mobile phones, gadgets, cameras, unwanted jewellery, Sat Navs, games consoles, laptops & tablets, MP3’s and unwanted banknotes any country and if obsolete.

Please don’t mix in other plastics as I have to sort it out and in most cases these plastics can be taken to Tesco Callington in store recycling area. If in doubt contact me Ali 01579 384544, email SHARE@south-hill.co.uk or bring it to Green Meadows and we’ll sort it together or bring it to 

Tamar Valley AONB centre, Cemetery Road at Drakewalls Thursday May 30th 10am – 1pm

When we’ll be sorting out our recycling with SHARE, Cornwall Council and others. For more information visit http://south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling/

Join our Recycling for Charity. Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/832979876753455

 

Because SHARE loves recycling…


We organised a visit to the SUEZ Bodmin recycling plant for Valentine’s day.  SUEZ are contracted by Cornwall Council, together with Biffa and SITA, to deal with our recycling and other general waste.

The Bodmin recycling facility sorts the different items which we put in our recycling bags. When you put your steel, aluminium and plastic in one bag, the Bodmin plant has an automatic sorter to separate these, coupled with people just checking that the whole sorting process goes as it should. First, the metal gets separated from the plastic, and consequently the steel and aluminium are separated by their magnetic properties.

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SHARE Oct update


David Skelton has stepped down as Chairman but stays as a Director, Geoff Hardman has taken over as Chairman, Graham Beven Finance Director. Astrid Fischer Company Secretary and Sue Skelton Treasurer make up the Directors, with Mary Hardman membership secretary and Ali Humphreys PR making up the Management team that meet every month.

A year ago SHARE launched “Power The Night With Sunlight” led by Ali and Astrid and supported by the hall committee with Nick Easton as chairman, to gain votes for a M&S Energy grant to install a system to store the energy produced by the PV panels put on the hall roof 3 years ago, in short a battery . Thank you to the 1000’s that voted,(and got their friends to vote) BUT despite the huge support, we came second and lost out. BUT this summer, M&S Energy asked if we were still pursuing our project, and could we complete by the end of September 2018. We did and had a scare on the deadline when the installer’s wife went in to early labour!

The battery has been installed and tested and the data produced so far is really interesting and encouraging to see where further savings may be made. Within the budget SHARE are also installing new low energy light fittings throughout the hall.

Looking at other projects, the firewood sales continue to be a success and we’re searching for ways to be more sustainable; encourage coppicing and we’d still love to have a Parish Woodland. Continue reading

Recycling for charity


Recycle these valuable resources and support charities.

UPDATED PAGE HERE > http://south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling

Please collect these items and drop at a collection point near you, at the Parish Hall in Golberdon, St Sampson’s church porch at South Hill, Green Meadows (on the South Hill Road from Golberdon crossroads) , Trevigro by the bench,  inside Callington Tesco by the recycling, inside the Tamar AONB centre at Drakewalls.

  • Baby food pouches & lids (any brand i.e. Ella’s kitchen) and Ella’s Kitchen snack wrappers
  • Plastic trigger tops and pumps from spray bottles
  • Plastic tops from washing up liquid bottles
  • Plastic air freshener packaging, cartridges and used air fresheners such as plug in refills (any brand – NO GLASS or aerosols)
  • Biscuit and crackers wrappers including individual wrappers like penguin and cake slices. Must be biscuit not confectionery
  • Used stamps (leave at least 1cm backing paper around stamp) both UK and Foreign
  • Mobile phones, cameras, gadgets and more.
  • NOW! Toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes and packaging
  • PLUS Walkers crisps are recycling any brand of crisp packets, starting in December,  details to follow… hold onto these for now, don’t drop off yet. Thank you

Contact Ali  SHARE@south-hill.co.uk 

SHARE = South Hill Association for Renewable Energy

September Connection Update


– Sept 2nd CIRCUS FUNTASTIC in aid of Macmillan, Saltash Rd Recreation Field, Callington. Seats £6, Kids under 2 free.  Book on 07447 986900 Show times: Wed 29th 7pm, Thursday & Friday 4pm & 7pm (Thursday Special Family Ticket 20). Sat 2pm & 5pm Sunday 1pm & 3:30pm  

Saturday 8th Sept CALLINGTON CARNIVAL – procession starts from Saltash Road car park, 4:30pm  

Saturday 15th Sept  HARVEST SUPPER, 7:30pm start at The Parish Hall Committee HARVEST SUPPER. Tickets are on sale now, please phone Liz 383202 to reserve your seats. If you are unable to attend and wish to support with a raffle prize or item for the Auction or a donation, please drop off at Green Meadows or phone Ali 384544 for collection. Thank you.

 Wednesday 19th Sept    SHARE AGM, 7:30pm at the Parish Hall Golberdon. South Hill Association for Renewable Energy 3rd AGM. Members and potential new members all welcome to hear about another busy and successful year for the group. Exciting news from M&S Energy, upcoming visits and discuss future projects. Light refreshments available so please email share@south-hill.co.uk if you plan to attend, alternatively send your apologies and any ideas, thoughts or items for discussion.

 Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th Sept – walking THE SAINTS WAY  from Padstow to Fowey (28 miles ish). If you would like to join us for the whole walk or a part,  let Ali know ASAP Thank You iamalihumphreys@yahoo.com  https://www.oliverscornwall.co.uk/saintsway.html

 Friday 28th Sept                MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING, from 10:30am until 1pm. Lucy Penney is holding a coffee morning at Polhilsa Farm, PL17 8PP (kind permission of the Barriball family) Coffee, cake, games and raffle… Even have a walk around the ponds! All welcome, bring your friends. For any more info please email: lucyede@live.com 

 Other News:

The Horticultural Show write up and pictures are on the Connection web site here.  

Planning – On August 24th the South Hill Parish Council met to discuss the recent planning application at “The Bee Farm” Trevigro. About 20 parishioners also attended to voice their views. The full details can be read on the Cornwall Council Planning Portal here…  

 South Hill Parish History group. Thank you to Magda for stepping forward to get the group started. If you are interested email ….. PLUS what would YOU like to discover more about? Reply to this email with your suggestions. Or if you have photos or information to share email newsdesk@south-hill.co.uk  

If you know of an event you’d like to share or have an article for the next newsletter due Oct 1st, please send to editor@south-hill.co.uk.  Thank you.

 

SHARE AGM Sept. 19th. 7:30pm


The third AGM of the Society will meet and report on Wednesday 19th Sept 2018 at South Hill Parish hall starting at 7:30pm. All members have been delivered the Agenda. If you wish to raise any matters or make any proposals please contact the secretary Astrid by Sept 10th. Refreshments will be provided so please RSVP or send your apologises if unable to attend.

Astrid Fischer 383620 share@south-hill.co.uk