Category Archives: Community Power

ENERGY – REVIEW

In the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire (published in October 2012), 46.5% of respondents said that they’d support a community owned electricity generation initiative from renewables that could provide funds for community activities (19.7% said they wouldn’t support such an initiative; 33.8% … Continue reading

Posted in Community Power | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANS

These draft masterplans from Mark Hanton have been displayed at Neighbourhood Plan workshops and exhibitions. I’m publishing them here so that they help inform the discussion on Monday night: Wye 1 and Northern Boundary Wye 2 and Southern boundary (2) … Continue reading

Posted in business, Children and Leisure, Communal space, Community Power, Connectivity, Governance, Housing, Nature, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

THE GREEN DEAL IN WYE

A couple of weeks ago the government officially launched its Green Deal – the scheme whereby we’re able to borrow money in order to make our homes more energy efficient. The way that it works is that we householders pay … Continue reading

Posted in Community Power, Housing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

THE VILLAGE’S VILLAGE CONSULTATION

The village also carried out a village consultation in the summer. As part of the neighbourhood plan, a questionnaire was distributed. The results of the data-friendly ‘closed questions’ have been previously published (Wye NP survey summary leaflet1 final), but now … Continue reading

Posted in Community Power, Education, Food Production, Housing, Sustainability definitions, Transport, Waste | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

IMPERIAL’S VILLAGE CONSULTATION

Rummey Design are running a village consultation on behalf of Imperial College and they’ve just published some results: 121210wye3rummeyfeedbacksummary. The 6-page report highlights people’s desire that the village should remain a village, and that transport issues should be sorted out. … Continue reading

Posted in Community Power, Food Production, Housing, Sustainability definitions, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WIND AND FLOOD

The River Stour has broken its banks. This is a view taken last week looking out towards Ashford which is an area where wind turbines could possibly be sited. On Saturday, we had a Neighbourhood Plan meeting in the village … Continue reading

Posted in Community Power, Water | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

ALARM

The thing about writing about the past is that I know what’s happened since… so I’m cheating. Sorry… I put that bit in brackets in my last post (alarm?), knowing full well that the village did get alarmed by the … Continue reading

Posted in Children and Leisure, Community Power, Housing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment