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Newsletter number 88, April 2021

Your newsletter with news, events, information, silly stuff, important stuff.  Keep sending your items, photos, history, ANYTHING of interest email editor@south-hill.co.uk. Thank You.

In this edition of the South Hill Connection:

Happy Easter everybody!

  • Easter Trail
  • Covid – the current Rules; second vaccinations
  • 12 Annoying things that hearing people do
  • New Advertiser – Saffron Grove
  • Information about Elections on May 6th
  • Parish Council – Regular report; Emergency Plan
  • Recycling – Tesco taking more items
  • Regulars: Cornwall Council; Church Matters; local advertisers

And much more…

Newsletter full version – click here…  and Condensed version here (with no adverts and fewer pictures, for slow internet connections!)

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What is YOUR Carbon Footprint?


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,

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SHARE Hydro – Three Steps Forward and One Step Back


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.

One step Forward

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Santa in South Hill


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.

SHARE Dippers and Waders!


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.

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Halloween Pumpkin Competition


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!

Hydro-Power Project Crowdfunder


Crowdfunder Video

A feasibility study is needed to evaluate SHARE’s next renewable energy project, a hydropower scheme which will benefit our local community.

On our Crowdfunder page you can show your support by donating any amount over £1, to help raise this relatively small amount of money to kick-start our project.  Please help now.

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What exactly IS SHARE?


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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.

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SHARE’s Mission is: “Powering renewable energy into a secure and sustainable future for all”.

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CORNWALL COUNCIL HIVE EVENT


Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive

The Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive is Cornwall Council’s new online resource to help us tackle climate change – sharing ideas  and information about projects and activities:

  • find out how we can help Cornwall become carbon neutral
  • learn what other people are doing
  • be inspired by articles from guest bloggers
  • share ideas so we can tackle climate change together
  • on line event SEPTEMBER 26th 1 – 4pm

Click here to visit the Hive and see how to get involved