Category Archives: Community Power


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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