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Exciting Solar Farm Project Begins Community Consultation

Lymm Community Energy (LCE) has secured funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund to assess the feasibility of constructing and operating a 5MW solar farm on land owned by Wildersmoor Hall Farm on Whiteleggs Lane, Lymm. Proposed Location of 5MW Solar Farm LCE recently engaged the services of local company Fichtner Consulting Engineers, who have …

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Beat Those Rising Energy Prices

Energy prices will rise for millions of people across the UK in April, at a time when finances are squeezed as a result of the pandemic. This is due to higher wholesale energy prices and an increase in the price cap recently announced by the regulator Ofgem. The typical gas and electricity customer is likely …

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Friends of Spud Wood CIC AGM 2020

We aren't holding an AGM this year, but here is a summary of what we have been up to and what is planned for this year plus the notes from last year's AGM and a copy of our accounts. Feel free to email us your feedback and thoughts for Spud Wood to: fosw@lowcarbonlymm.org.uk agm-notes-2020Download agm-notes-2019Download …

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Pressed Apple Juice from Oughtrington Community Orchard

Oughtrington Community Orchard and Friends of Spud Wood are very excited to let you know that we have our own pressed apple juice available to buy.  We have been working with Dunham Cider Press to press and pasteurise our own apple juice.  The funds raised from the proceeds will pay for some much needed maintenance of …

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Stumping up for Ravenbank

Despite everything that has been going on we've been able to help Ravenbank School get ready for the new term. Some ash and oak logs that were spare from our Wood Allotment scheme are now tree stump seating gracing an outdoor area. Mrs Poole said: The children will be delighted!  They have brighten up the …

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Lymm Community Energy Launches its Community Benefit Fund 2020

Photo by Skitterphoto on Pexels.com Up to £1,500 is available to community organisations in Lymm Our Community Benefit Fund (CBF) is to help fund projects which lead to reductions in energy costs and carbon emissions in the local community. The size of the CBF currently stands at £1,500 which is the maximum we will be …

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Climate Change Competition

The deadline has been left open until further notice for a competition launched by Lymm Parish Council Last month Lymm Parish Council launched a competition for the children and young people of Lymm, to look at their carbon footprint and have their say on climate change. Due to coronavirus the entry deadline has been left …

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Our First Woodland Wednesday!

Wednesday 23 October 2019 Wednesday 23rd October 2019 saw our first Woodland Wednesday event. Fantastic autumn weather allowed us to coppice a few hazel bushes that have been growing since Spud Wood was planted 21 years ago. The stumps will be cut down to near ground level during the winter and the bushes will sprout …

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FoSW AGM Wed 25th Sept 2019

The Friends of Spud Wood CIC AGM will be held on: on Wednesday 25th September from 7.30pm-8.30pm at Oughtrington Community Centre, Oughtrington Crescent, Oughtrington, Lymm See below for the minutes from last year's AGM. Our agenda is: Welcome, introductions & apologiesMinutes of previous meetingChair’s ReportWhat has happened in 2018/19 Wood allotmentsSpud Wood activitiesPlanned for 2019/20Wood …

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Coppicing/hedge-laying task dates

We will be running a task (either coppicing or hedgelaying) in Spud Wood on the following dates. Meet in the Stage Lane car park. 10am-2pm on Saturday 9th November 2019 10am-2pm on Sunday 5th January 2020 1-4pm on Saturday 22nd February 202010am-2pm on Sunday 29th March 2020 We have some tools, but if you have …

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Lymm Community Energy AGM 2019

Lymm Community Energy held its AGM 2019 on Tuesday 2nd July. Follow this link for the meeting presentation given by Secretary Richard Pearce which outlines the years successful activities and performances. We wish to thank all those able to attend, and also for the support given to LCE from those who could not. Look out …

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Help your little ones discover a wilder Cheshire at Nature Tots in Spud Wood

Nature Tots is Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s toddler group aimed at encouraging pre-school children, aged 2-4, to gain a love for nature and wildlife. These sessions are held outdoors and encourage young children to explore the natural environment. Thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust is offering free sessions at Spud …

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Set your co-ordinates for 22nd June

As part of Lymm Festival Friends of Spud Wood are hosting an event to launch their new permanent orienteering course. The "Family Orienteering @ Spud Wood” free event is on Saturday 22 June running between 3-7pm, starting at Oughtrington Community Centre (on Oughtrington Crescent), with last entries at 6.30pm. There are a number of different …

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Bridgewater canal staff chip in to lend a helping hand at Spud Wood

In February staff and contractors from the Bridgewater Canal Company spent a day helping the Friends of Spud Wood (FOSW) and the Woodland Trust to clear and chip brash in Spud Wood. The brash is a bi-product of the wood allotment tree thinning work that the FOSW have been carrying out for the past 5 …

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Report on Big Energy Saving Week Jan 2019 – £££ saved on energy bills

Lymm Community Energy (LCE) ran a successful event on 24th January during the Big Energy Saving Week (BESW) which was designed to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support to which they are entitled. About 30 local residents attended the event and one-to-one advice was provided to 16 …

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LCE Launches its Community Benefit Fund Up to £2,500 is available to community organisations in Lymm

Up to £2,500 is available to community organisations in Lymm. Our Community Benefit Fund (CBF) is to help fund projects which lead to reductions in energy costs and carbon emissions in the local community. The size of the CBF currently stands at £2,500 which is the maximum we will be able to fund in this …

Lymm Community Energy celebrates 5 years of clean energy production

Image Courtesy of Community Energy England It was 5 years ago when Lymm Community Energy (LCE) installed two solar panel systems at Oughtrington and Ravenbank Primary schools. The following year, two more solar systems were installed at Cherry Tree and Statham Primary schools. LCE raised £184K through two community share offers in summers of 2015 …

Big Energy Saving Winter – Save £££ on your energy bills

Big Energy Saving Winter is a national campaign to help you cut your energy bills and get all the financial support you’re entitled to. As part of this campaign, Lymm Community Energy (LCE) will be running a series of free on-line sessions in the evenings on 12th, 18th and 27th January 2021 to provide lots …

Big Energy Saving Week – Save £££ on your energy bills

Big Energy Saving Week (BESW) is designed to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support they are entitled to. It will be launching this year week beginning 20th January 2020. Lymm Community Energy is holding a drop-in event on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 to provide free and impartial advice on: Understanding and paying …