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.The Parish hall committee is giving SHARE the floor boards, when the new floor is laid what can we/you do with them? If you’d like a piece of history, let us know.

Recycling for Charity has had a kick start, with collection bins placed at the Parish Hall, St Sampson’s  church porch. Trevigro, Green Meadows, Callington Tesco and the Tamar AONB at Drakewalls, a list of items is on the collection point and available on line.

A visit to Langage Farm to see the anaerobic  digestion plant which produces electricity and thermal energy for use in the diary products factory has been proposed, so let us know if you are interested and which flavour of the 40 ice creams is your favourite!

We’d love to have more people involved in our activities so please do get in touch… and invite your friends to join SHARE.  for all your enquiries or speak to any of the Management Team