Community Energy switch to a sustainable future
Energy and community
Thinking about fitting solar panels to your village hall? Want to cut heating and lighting bills at your social club? Can your street generate its own electricity? This section will provide you with ideas and information to help your community energy project become a reality, and make your neighbourhood, village or town a more sustainable place to live. Learn about other projects, locally and further afield, find where to get more detailed advice, and see the latest on the government's Community Energy Strategy.
Case Studies and Schemes
Looking for inspiration? See how people across Staffordshire have been putting community energy ideas into practice, and setting out on the path to a sustainable low-carbon future. See also the 'Energy Saved' section for more local case studies.
- Community sustainability projects in Staffordshire
- Chase Community Solar:
fruition of pioneering PV project
- Derrington Village Hall's energy makeover
- Derrington Way Ahead: taking the low-carbon route
- Home energy visits offer a helping hand
- Penkside Project
- Penkside switched on to energy issues
- Saving lives with solar PV
- Solar fund to target cold homes
- Solcer House will be 'energy positive'
- Stafford Area Community Solar: FAQs
- Stafford Area Community Solar: discount solar panel scheme
- Stafford Manor High School trims energy use
- We Love Littleworth!
- Workshop helps to cut energy bills
Where to find help
Here we highlight useful sources of help and information if you are involved in community energy or sustainability projects - whether you are still thinking about it, or well underway. A helping hand can turn your ambition into action!
Listings of events, meetings, courses, activities, etc. that relate to community energy, low-carbon or other sustainability projects. If you would like your event listed, please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01785) 603387.
See also the events calendar on Stafford Borough Council's Event Finder page.
For news of community events up and down the country see the Project Dirt events pages.
Wed 3 October: Sustainability Matters AGM at County Staff Club, 77 Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2NG. Starts at 7.30 pm. Guest speaker is Dr Sharon George of Keele University on the topic 'Plastics and Packaging: Problems and Solutions'. All welcome. Refreshments served; bar available. For more information contact Roger Oldfield (email@example.com).
Sat 13 October: Littleworth Repair Cafe at St John's Church Hall, Westhead Avenue, Stafford, ST16 3RP. Bring your broken items to see if our volunteers can repair them. Refreshments available. Open 10.00 am til 1.00 pm. For more information contact Rob Hine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wed 7 November: Sustainability Matters supporters' meeting at County Staff Club, 77 Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2NG. Starts at 7.30 pm. Bar available. Supporters' meeting.. All welcome. For more information contact Roger Oldfield (email@example.com).
Sat 3 November: Holmcroft Repair Cafe at Holmcroft Youth and Community Centre, Newlands Avenue, Stafford, ST16 1NL. Bring your broken items to see if our volunteers can repair them. Refreshments available. Open 10.00 am til 1.00 pm. For more information contact Rob Hine (firstname.lastname@example.org).