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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 or phone (01785) 603387.

See also the events calendar on Stafford Borough Council's Event Finder page.


24 June to 9 July: Community Energy Fortnight: events, open days, awards, etc. See Community Energy Coalition webpages for more information.

Sat 1 July: Festival of Refashioning and Repair at St John's Church Hall, Westhead Avenue, Stafford, 10.00 til 1.00 pm. Second year for this fab event. Featuring Repair Cafe, Refashion Show, lots of stalls and activities. For more information contact Rob Hine on 01785 603387.

Wed 5 July: Sustainability Matters meeting: County Staff Club, 77 Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2NG, starting at 7.30. All welcome. For more details contact Roger Oldfield (