Monthly Archives: April 2018

A co-operative way to generate, use and share energy – SELCE – Greenwich

3rd April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

In 2014 a group of people living in South-East London came together with a common vision of a greener future. Their aim was to generate electricity that was not only renewable but also affordable and owned and controlled by the people who use it. In just three years, volunteers behind the South East London Community ...

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Generation Oldham – Oldham Council

28th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Generation Oldham is Oldham’s community energy programme. The original objectives for the programme, set in November 2014, were as follows: One community energy scheme under development or fully operational in each of the six districts within the first twelve months A network of community energy collaborators in place and operating effectively Increased resident awareness of ...

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Budget – Local Community Budget Scheme – Stevenage Borough Council

9th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The Local Community Budget scheme was launched by Stevenage Borough Council in 2011 to help community groups and organisations to develop an idea, support an existing initiative or deliver a local priority. Stevenage Borough Council Councillors each have a budget of £2,500 and the Youth Mayor a budget of £3,300: a total of £100,800 to ...

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Free parking for electric vehicles – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow is serious about encouraging low carbon travel options.  That’s why it became the first and only city in the UK to announce in 2012 that parking for electric vehicles would be free.  At the same time, the city has expanded its own network of free charging points on the street and at Council venues.  ...

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Green Year – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow came a close second to Bristol for the title of European Green Capital 2015.  It is one of the city’s great traits that a bid like that should always have a legacy so Glasgow is during a major programme of activities and events across all twelve months of 2015 – Glasgow’s very own Green ...

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The Lost Effra Project – Lambeth Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The River Effra used to flow from Crystal Palace to Vauxhall where it joined the Thames.  Like many London Rivers it was diverted in to the sewer during the Victorian period.  Consequently, the land where the Effra used to flow is now developed, however the valley of the Effra still exists and flooding along its ...

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Energy and Climate Change – Glasgow City Council

19th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

A selection of 14 case studies from Glasgow City Council on Energy and Climate Change including: Reducing Greenhouse emissions Climate Ready Clyde vision Delivering a comprehensive Energy and Carbon Masterplan Deal with the Green Investment Bank to replace 10,000 street lights Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre Annual affordable warmth dividend to people over 80 ...

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Supporting a range of common interest groups such as co-operative societies and social enterprises – Edinburgh Council

2nd October, 2015 / Nicola, CCIN

The City of Edinburgh Council is innovating to support a range of common interest groups such as co-operative societies and social enterprises to establish themselves across the City. These common interest groups involve a wide range of people from academics to elected members and from private sector investors to local people to co-produce of services ...

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1000 Club – supporting young people into employment – Plymouth City Council

9th June, 2014 / Nicola, CCIN

www.1000club.co.uk   Plymouth City Council is a Co-operative Council, central to this are our values of Fairness, Partnership, Democracy and Responsibility which we believe will result in a fair city where everyone does their bit. All our initiatives focused on improving the economy, therefore reflect these co-operative values. The 1000 Club is a prime example ...

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