On Monday 25th January, SHARE members attended a Zoom talk on Community Energy Schemes by Dr Tim Jones of CEP. Despite a few IT difficulties, the event was very well organised and interesting.
The talk, hosted by St Cleer Outdoor and Environmental group, ranged far and wide over the relative benefits and costs of non-fossil-fuel heating; Cornish “Dickensian” housing stock; transport and other topics.
A mention of Carbon Footprints inspired us to look back to 2019 when SHARE commissioned a Carbon Footprint Report for South Hill Parish. Along with an analysis of energy supply and demand in South Hill,Continue reading
Rain stops play on SHARE hydro project… but only for a while
If you even glanced out of the window in mid-December, you may have noticed the rain…lots and lots of it. So even though SHARE are pushing full tilt to getting the hydro project monitoring, we have to recognise that the extreme downpours and Orange weather warnings all impacted what we do. But there has been plenty of progress all the same.
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All the kids, large and small, were thrilled to see Santa and his Elves driving around the parish.
There were gifts for all the children – books from Jem’s Bookshop and sweets donated by Tesco. And to cap it all, there was sunshine, and a rainbow!
Thanks go to Cat, Jeremy, Liz, Rick, Rosie, and Jemma for this wonderful gift to South Hill.
No, not an ornithological sighting for the twitchers; rather a working party of wellies and waders to install the weir for SHARE’s hydro feasibility study.
The story so far: thanks to everyone’s generosity, we managed to raise all the funds necessary to get construction under way. Some of this started in isolation, but now we’re enjoying the luxury of Tier One, with socially distanced teamwork cranked into overdrive.Continue reading
A pumpkin competition was organised for Halloween by Jemma Hames (Jem’s Book Shop). There was a wonderful response all around the parish, and prizes were donated by Meaders Cabinet Works, Helen at the Chutney Shed, Astrid Fischer, Eversfield Organics, Callington Tesco and Jem Books.
Photos were submitted to Facebook and in the end they were all so good that everybody had a prize!
A feasibility study is needed to evaluate SHARE’s next renewable energy project, a hydropower scheme which will benefit our local community.
SHARE is a Community Benefit Society
… but what in the world does that mean?
A community benefit society is a legal form for organisations that wish to operate on a not for profit basis for purposes that benefit the community as a whole.Co-ops UK
SHARE’s Mission is: “Powering renewable energy into a secure and sustainable future for all”.Continue reading
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We have been running the South Hill Emergency support now for 5 weeks and although it started quite slowly we have ended up being quite busy.
The biggest problem in South Hill is the distance between the houses, meaning that during the lockdown we have had to rely on the Great work of the South Hill Parish facebook page and the newsletter to let people know we are here to help. Thank you for this as it has obviously been effective.