Yorkshire Energy Partnership are a local Community Interest Company working across York and North Yorkshire to encourage the installation of renewable technologies.
They have worked with City of York Council previously installing solar panels on their properties and have held many information events across the district including one at Acomb Library in May.
Yorkshire Energy Partnership are hosting an information event at the Poppleton Centre, Main Street, Nether Poppleton, YO26 6JT on Wednesday 18th November, 3-6pm
The Government currently have several incentives to help homeowners move towards renewable technologies and away from fossil fuels.
The Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) are payments you receive from energy suppliers for having solar panels installed. As you may have heard, the Feed-in-Tariff is going to be significantly cut in January from 12.47p/kWh to 1.63p/kWh.
Any residents who are thinking about getting Solar Panels are being encouraged to get them installed before the end of December in order to receive higher rate of Feed-in-Tariff and get it locked in for 20 years.
At the event, Yorkshire Energy Partnership and local installer Solarwall will be on hand to answer any questions, discuss the suitability of properties and explain the upcoming changes to the Feed-in-Tariff.
They will also be able to discuss other renewable technologies as well as the Renewable Heat Incentive.
Cllr Stephen Fenton has secured action to remove compacted leaf litter on the cycle track which links the Askham Bar Tesco store with Moor Lane.
The ‘leaf vacuum’ in action on 11th November
The council’s ‘leaf vacuum’ was deployed to clear up the cycle track on the morning of 11th November.
A significant improvement!
Residents who are aware of any other footpaths or cycle paths that are in need of clearing should call Stephen on 07751 963215 or e-mail email@example.com
The Friends of Acomb Wood, which which is located between Foxwood and Woodthorpe, are £8393 better off this morning thanks to a grant from local waste management company Yorkwaste.
The company operates the nearby Harewood Whin landfill site and distributes grants each year to local environmental projects.
The Friends of Acomb Wood are a voluntary conservation body which has recently provided improved paths through the wood.
They have produced an on line album detailing their work. It can be accessed via the following link: http://tinyurl.com/AcombWoodPhoto
The friends group welcome new volunteer helpers and can be contacted on York (01904) 553392 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yorwaste has also provided grant for a National railway museum ambulance train project
Grass cutting reported on Sunday
Good to report that, following action by Cllrs Stephen Fenton and Sheena Jackson, the grass on the Teal Drive/Carrfield snicket has been cut back
In fact the whole of the Rowntrees playground, park and surrounding area has been tidied up.
Next on the list is to get the cycle barriers painted.
Teal Drive – Carrfield snicket grass cut
Next up – get the cycle barriers painted!
An area of woodland off Nelsons Lane is up for sale at auction on Thursday 10th September, with a price tag of £15,000. The auction is taking place at Derby County Football Club, and details can be found at http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-51350794.html
A number of local residents have contacted us to express concerns about the future of the site. Enquiries made by Cllr Stephen Fenton have revealed that a 1973 tree preservation order (TPO 09 – A1) protects any trees that existed at the time of serving the order. The TPO is still in force.
This patch of land has not come forward as a potential development site within the emerging Local Plan due to the area preservation order that covers virtually the whole site. Whoever buys this land is buying a protected woodland which, in its current status, has little or no development potential.