Autumn Update

We spent much of the summer preparing and carrying out a series of successful workshops at Widcombe Junior School funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Over four successive weeks, we engaged with each year group in turn and covered three subject areas: Food miles and food waste; Energy efficient lightbulbs; Home insulation and draughtproofing. We were fortunate enough to be very well supported in this project by a number of enthusiastic and energetic mums. The feedback from both pupils and the teachers was great. Following on from the success of this, we are now looking into the possibility of undertaking further workshops within secondary schools in Widcombe.

Tim, Jane, Jon and Kate ran a stall at the extremely well attended Widcombe Street Party. We had colouring activities for children, and handed out leaflets on Top Tips for Energy Saving.

Further to completing, Winter 14-15 Thermal imaging Surveys, we asked participants to complete a feedback survey. We were pleased with the number of responses we received, and the overwhelmingly positive comments. Numerous people said they had taken action further to our reports, which was great news. EEW appreciate the time all respondents took to fill in the survey.

Please get in touch if you would like to have a free Thermal Imaging Survey this winter – we will start undertaking surveys in early November.

We continued our involvement with the Great Hall Project, and were invited to view the competition entries and submit a list of comments and questions for the Project Team to address in their selection process and interviews with the competition entrants. The Great Hall Project Team valued our insight and engagement. We hope to be able to continue to play a part in this project as it progresses.

Most recently, Tim and Kate have been knocking on traders’ doors along the High Street in an attempt to drum up interest for participation in “Free Energy Audits” for Widcombe businesses. Our aim is to take the experience we have gained through the thermal imaging surveys of private houses into the businesses on the high street and expand it further with more detailed analyses of energy consumption in order to provide in depth reports with money-saving recommendations. We have been pleased with the response so far, and have submitted a grant application to Bath ad West Community Energy. We will let you know if we’re successful!