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,
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.
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.
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!
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.
This is a long post. Written by my granddaughter who is a key worker in Cornwall. I don’t clap for her… I cry and worry.
I don’t work for the NHS, but I am a community carer – unfortunately we don’t get the same acknowledgement as them. (Although I do appreciate everything they do!!)
We get sent to the back of the queue when trying to shop in a short amount of time for clients, I’ve been told off many times by members of the public for not wearing gloves in shops whilst wearing my uniform because of the job I do & the ‘germs I carry’, I see people cross the road whilst I’m in uniform, I’ve been asked silly questions & looked at funny, all because I’m not working for the NHS & am ‘just a carer’.