Smart Energy GB
Did you know that even though you are off mains gas you can get a smart meter for your electricity supply?
We are working with our partners in the ACRE Network and Smart Energy GB to raise awareness of the smart meter roll out. We’re promoting smart meters to off mains gas residents in Warwickshire. We are proud to be working with Smart Energy GB to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities to engage in the smart meter rollout, regardless of personal circumstance or...
Should there be a formal consultation on the voluntary right to buy framework?
The Voluntary Right to Buy (VRTB) scheme is a controversial government policy being introduced in a controversial manner. We believe that it is imperative to to examine the scheme publicly before it rolls out nationwide. To this end we want the housing sector and stakeholders to call for a full consultation.
The need for a formal consultation...
Swanwick neighbourhood plan - first 'no' vote at referendum
The Swanwick neighbourhood plan referendum registered a 85% no vote, based on a 26% turnout, after the Parish decided to vote against the plan following changes recommended at examination.
Here is the Inspector's Report. Much to read and learn.
Many of you reading this will be trustees of your local community building. 7-13 November 2016 is Trustees Week, recognising and celebrating the role such volunteers have in making their communities function more effectively. Here, we look at some ideas for recruiting trustees.
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. There are approximately 165,000 charities in England and Wales.
There are just over 850,000 Trustees in England and Wales.
This year has seen a lot of activity with respect to tweaks and new provisions being introduced to neighbourhood planning in order to make the process more efficient and flexible.
Read more about Latest Neighbourhood Planning news
The Warwickshire County Council Localities and Partnerships Team has launched a grant fund to help local organisations to improve community buildings so that the services delivered from them reach more people and help reduce the pressure on Council services. Applications of between £6,000 and £12,000 are invited from Third Sector Organisations and Town & Parish Councils.
The closing date for applications is 16 December 2016....
The WPD Community Chest is a grant scheme that distributes awards to communities to reduce their energy use through improvements to village halls.
All sorts of energy-saving improvements qualify including roof or cavity wall insulation, boiler replacement, new heating controls, double or secondary glazing, draught proofing, smart lighting, and replacing of appliances like fridges or water heaters for more energy efficient models. It can...
Let's Talk is back
The ‘Let’s Talk’ roadshows have returned. They give the people of Warwickshire an opportunity to talk to Warwickshire County Council and have a conversation about what is important to them.
Read more about WCC 'Let's Talk' Roadshows - September & October 2016