EEW’s December update

As busy as ever …

  1. Working with Widcombe Schools to save energy


On 26 November 7 Bath university students successfully completed their Challenge by Energy Efficient Widcombe – to deliver a fun and interactive workshop to a Year group. The 60 Year 5 students had a wonderful afternoon learning all about Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. Please have a look at the photos.

Jane and Claire are attending the Students’ Presentation Evening in the Vice Chancellor’s building on Thursday 4 December.


We are hoping we are there with the paperwork for this grant – the information was sent on Tuesday 25 November.

Our main commitments to deliver this grant are:

– Working with the Junior school’s Eco Team

– Expanding the number of children that receive the fun educational workshops by delivering them to the whole school – and encourage them to cascade their learnings to parents.

– Offering a workshop to Infants and Juniors parents on simple energy saving and draught-proofing techniques


Discussions are still taking place re the eco-credentials/ sustainability in the actual construction and usage of the new hall. We are looking at what requirement BANES schools have to make their new builds green and grants available.


A nice little article on Widcombe Junior School reducing their carbon footprint.

  1. Thermal Imaging


We started carrying out our first of 30 assessments on 24 November. The initial 6 homeowners booked for an assessment were all from the Widcombe Association email highlighting the service – thank you for this, and thank you for the lovely email regarding EEW.


Sadly we were unsuccessful in this bid.

  1. Internet of Sensors

Smart Thermometers were installed in Jane Masters, Ian Gilchrist and Ozzie Ffield’s homes in mid November. Readings are now being taken on temperature changes and movement. Our next meeting with volunteers is being held on 8 January.


  1. Claire resigned on 26 November, saying “Thank you for more than two wonderful years with EEW – I’ve had a fantastic experience. Due to other work commitments, it is with deep regret that I give you my contractual 1 months’ notice.” A job description has been drawn up, and the role is being advertised.
  2. We hope to apply to the St John’s Hospital, Small Community Fund. The deadline is 6 December. We would apply for funding to follow up with homeowners that have received a Thermal Imaging assessment, and offer them support to make changes. Other funds would be spent on carrying out assessments next winter.
  3. Tim and Claire attended the Energy@Home Stakeholder Forum on 4 November. Tim has since met with BANES to highlight the process isn’t as easy as one would hope.