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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.

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!

What's on

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 info@saveyourenergy.org.uk 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.

2018

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 (rogeroldfield@myphone.coop).

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 (roberthine@btinternet.com).

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 (rogeroldfield@myphone.coop).

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 (roberthine@btinternet.com).