Rural Environment Project
Latest Project News
Environmental Question Time - Invitation
You are invited to “Environmental Question Time” organised by Wrexham Environmental Network. The event will be held on the 17th July in the Nick Whitehead lecture theatre at Glyndwr University, Wrexham and will run from 6:00-7:30 with free refreshments to follow.
Environmental Question Time, chaired by Professor Peter Heard, brings together a panel of local individuals who collectively have an immense breadth and depth of knowledge, in terms of both subject area and also practical application. For more information on the panel please go to the eventbrite page (http://wenquest.eventbrite.co.uk).
Pose your questions to a leading panel of experts on topical environmental issues, such as: Sustainable Resources; Carbon Footprint; Renewable Energy; Climate Change; Recycling & Waste; Geodiversity; Biodiversity; Food Miles & Rock Miles.
To avoid disappointment book free audience tickets at http://wenquest.eventbrite.co.uk or simply turn up on the night. Submit your questions to email@example.com. Alternatively tweet @WENQUEST or discuss using hashtag #WENQUEST
Please feel free to promote this event in your community and circulate this to your contacts – everyone is welcome at this free event! Poster promoting Environmental Question Time
This event is supported by the Rural Environmental Project run by Northern Marches Cymru.
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
Wrexham Food Festival 2012
Nightingale House Hospice invite you to their Wrexham Food Festival
Llwyn Isaf, Guildhall, Wrexham.
Saturday 12th May 10am - 6pm
Sunday 13th May 11am - -5pm
Live cookery demonstrations, local producer food stalls, food samples, fun for all the family and much, much more.
Cookery demonstrations by Leigh Myers Executive Head Chef from Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa and Graham Tinsley Executive Chef from Devere Carden Park Hotel on the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatre.
£3 Entry Fee
For more information visit www.wrexhamfoodfest.co.uk
Heritage & Culture Grant
The Heritage and Culture grant is now available.
Rural Wrexham Community Groups can now apply for upto £10,000 towards the following: -
Bilingual Cultural Activities,
Small Scale restoration and interpretation of historical monuments,
A celebration of heritage features.
To obtain further details visit the Heritage and culture Page
Launch – Into your Business
A new grant scheme is being launched this week for 16-30 year olds looking to start a new business within Rural Wrexham. The grant is will fund up to 90% to a maximum of £1500. Support is also available to guide you through starting your own business. For further information on Launch contact Charli Dickenson...
What it’s all about
The Rural Environmental Project is an exciting new project that is helping help communities in rural Wrexham discover renewable energy, look at how to reduce their carbon footprint and energy use and access the natural environment.
Whether you are looking to save the planet or just save money on your houshold bills the Rural Environmental Project will be able to offer you and your community advice on the best way to go about it. As home energy bills soar and climate change becomes an increasingly important issue there has never been a better time to look at saving or genrating energy.
The Rural Environmental Project will work with community groups to:
Help communities undertake low carbon solutions
- Decrease energy consumption
- Helping communities understand what their carbon footprint is
- Demonstrating how to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Promote the use of renewable energy
Access the natural environment
- Promoting existing access to the natural environment
- Improvements to signage/gates/stiles etc
- Help create new access to the natural environment
Feasibility studies – Will test if a project will work
- Look at costs involved and payback periods
- Test if an area is suitable for the proposed project. E.g. is there enough wind for a turbine to run or is a building suitable for photovoltaic’s and what return would they give on investment.
- Look at how to make a building more energy efficient/reduce heat loss etc
If feasibility studies show projects could be successful, groups can apply for a capital grant through the Rural Environmental Grant Scheme
- Open to any group in rural Wrexham
- Up to £10,000 80%/20% split (20% match from group)
- Will be a competitive process assed by a grants panel
- Grant scheme will be launched in January 2012
Rural Environmental Grant Scheme
Types of Renewable Energy
Energy Saving Tips
Environmental Community groups in Wrexham
For more information please contact Dave Gittins on 01978 298391 or firstname.lastname@example.org