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Archive for January, 2009

The ASSA Climate Action Network (ASSA CAN) has now gone live! If you would like to take part, please contact Chris Morrison on 07971 198555

As residents in Albert Square, St Stephens Terrace, Aldebert Terrace and Wilkinson Street, you will be only too aware of the energy inefficiency of old houses and their large carbon footprint. There are myriad ways to make our homes more energy efficient and reduce our emissions; ranging from home improvements to renewable energy to simple behavioural changes.

ASSA CAN is an innovative community programme developed by local residents in partnership with British Gas to help residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

It starts with a full home energy assessment by qualified engineers that takes about 1-1.5 hours and will cost you £40 (free to L&Q tenants). After the assessment you will receive a report detailing practical low cost recommendations on how to make significant reductions in your energy use*. These are improvements that can either be carried out by you or the British Gas engineers. You can also pay for the improvements in monthly installments at 0% interest and you don’t need to be a British Gas customer to take part.

As part of the project,  we will have demonstration homes in your street that have had work done for you to visit, we are planning some draught proofing demonstrations, we are engaging with local schools and we hope to have some special offers out too.

Please note that if you are an L&Q tenant we have been speaking directly with L&Q. You will receive a letter shortly from L&Q followed up by a member of the Residents Association contacting you directly.

*Typical improvements are energy efficient lightbulbs, draught proofing, loft insulation, standby savers, electricity use monitors and improvements to your central heating system. Solar power and other renewable energy solutions are also available.

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The Vauxhall City Farm AGM is taking place on Saturday 24th January at Vauxhall City Farm in the classroom. If an AGM isn’t your cup of tea there is lots else going on…

The day commences at 1pm and there will be opportunities to:

  • Watching riding lessons taking place
  • Watch a presentation by the Spinning and Wool Group
  • Watch and learn about the work of the young people over the last year and
  • Meet one of the original members of the farm and learn about how the farm started

There will also be refreshments available all day

From 2.15pm the official buisness will commence, and this will finish by 3pm.
As part of the official business, you will be able to meet our new Patron, Sam Martin.

After the official business there will be more opportunity to watch a riding lesson, and/or have a tour of the farm from our young people until 4pm.

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