WE HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR A GRANT
from M&S Energy
South Hill Parish Hall in Golberdon has set its sights on using sunlight
– at night!
‘Power the Night with Sunlight’ – South Hill Association for Renewable Energy from Stuart Bailey on Vimeo.
SHARE (South Hill Association for Renewable Energy) community benefit group have applied for an M&S Energy Grant to install a Tesla Power Wall in the Parish Hall at Golberdon.
This will enable the energy generated from the solar panels to be stored for later use and dramatically help with heating and running costs, helping to keep the hall a viable and attractive venue.
Voting is finished now. Thank you to all who voted for us and pledged money for our wonderful rewards.
We will hear on November 6th whether we have been successful with our bid
Collecting votes at M&S Plymouth
South Hill Association for Renewable Energy
We are pleased to announce that SHARE has been shortlisted for funding from the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund. This year £300,000 will be awarded to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK. Last year 25 projects received funding, and this year we hope to earn our share.
The project we are proposing is to install a Tesla Powerwall 2 energy store at the Parish Hall to take full advantage of the roof-top solar PV system. At present, this is only of direct use to Hall users during the day, and excess generation is exported to the National Grid. With batteries, energy could be stored and used during the evenings too. This is particularly exciting in view of the recent announcement by the government that they plan to support the further development of battery technology for this purpose.
The judges base their decisions partly on the merit of the project, but also on support from the public. The voting and crowdfunding stage will take place in September and October. Our fund –raiser, Astrid Fischer, has just started working on the next stage of the M&S bid. A small team is already helping her to expand support for our project. If you are able to help please step forward.
AGM – Thursday September 21st 2017, 7:30pm Continue reading
St Sampson’s Church are contacting architects to draw up plans for our renovations and improvements to the building and we are also looking at many funding options.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for St Sampson’s Church, South Hill?
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Tesco – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stsampsonschurch/ and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever.
There are no catches or hidden charges and St Sampson’s Church, South Hill, Cornwall will be really grateful for your donations to help with the ongoing upkeep of this beautiful church.
Thank you for your support.
Thank you to all who have bought or donated plants . The monies raised will go to Callington food bank.
More plants now required .
If you have any spare plants please bring them to St Sampson’s Church and leave them outside the entrance. Buy something new for yourself and leave donations in the jar.
Trebartha open the file for more info on Trebartha.
The Hydro system has been operational since December 2015. Water is taken off at the in take area on the Withey Brook, just below Hawks Tor, through a 1.2 kilometre stretch of pipe, dropping 90 metres down to the Turbine House. The turbine is a 4 jet vertical shafted pelton wheel, with a 350 kw generator. The power is fed to a high voltage transformer in the adjoining enclosure before being exported to the local WPD grid. The scheme is estimated to generate some 1,000 MWhs of energy a year – enough for some 2000 domestic properties – this could vary +/- 30% depending on rainfall.
A couple of references have been recently made in the Cornish Times about the value of Liskeard Community Hospital’s Triangle Centre ‘drop in’ service to local people with cancer and their families. The service includes counselling, complementary therapy and access to cancer support specialist nurses who can advise, inform and reassure on every aspect of cancer treatment and recovery. No appointment is necessary and you can always rely upon a warm welcome, a cup of tea and a piece of home-made cake! The service is free but, being separately funded from the NHS, the Liskeard Triangle Centre (and sister Triangle Centres in Tavistock and Kingsbridge) can never make assumptions about the future.
John is living with cancer and his wife Shirley is a cancer survivor. The Liskeard Triangle Centre has helped them a lot over the last couple of years and with relatively good health still on their side, it seemed timely and appropriate to try and give something back. On the 28th June, accompanied by several members of their family (the youngest being just 2 years old!) they walked, paddled and cycled the length of the Exe Trail to raise funds for the Liskeard Triangle Centre. Continue reading
Open Garden afternoon at Anvil Cottage and The Windmills South Hill
- Castle 2 Castle 4 Charity 24 miles with Ali Humphreys
On Saturday 8th August, along with 6 members of Launceston Walking Group, I took on the challenge of walking 24 miles from Okehampton Castle to Launceston Castle, along the Two Castles Trail, raising funds for Cancer Research UK.
On our own doorstep, between Golberdon and Pensilva, we visited this fascinating zero carbon house built using local timber, traditional methods and lots and lots of sheeps’ wool insulation.