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Community Energy for Oswestry – Public Open Meeting

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April 5, 2018 by ChamberPoster

Press release – Community Energy for Oswestry – Public Open Meeting Thursday 19th of April 2018, 6:30pm until 8:00 pm at the Parish Centre, St Oswalds Church.

Oswestry Town Council are investigating the feasibility of establishing a Community Energy Scheme for Oswestry and have organised a Public Open Meeting to better understand the level of public support for such an initiative.

The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Vince Hunt said “This project is in its very early stages and the meeting has been organised so that we can hear the views of local people and also from individuals and organisations who may wish to be involved in such a scheme. This will help us to decide whether or not to apply for funding so that an in-depth feasibility study can be commissioned”.

The meeting is being held on Thursday 19th of April 2018, 6:30 until 8:00pm at the Parish Centre, St Oswalds Church. There will be an opportunity to hear from Sharenergy, a Shrewsbury based organisation that helps communities to set up and own renewable energy societies as well as from Oswestry Town Council on their vision for the project. Elsewhere in the country, Community Energy Schemes have funded the installation of Solar PV panels onto public and community buildings (and potentially commercial premises) to generate electricity for the buildings occupants at a lower cost than they currently pay; this also has the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.

The Mayor also added “If you would like to find out more then please come along, there will be an opportunity for questions and for a discussion on the interest in, and merit of such schemes in Oswestry”.

For more information, please contact a.roberts@oswestry–tc.gov.uk


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