Our activities October 2013 onwards

This diary lists all our project related meetings since October 2013. For information on activities prior to this, please see "Diary May 2005 - September 2013"


September 2016

14 September 2016: Patrick SIsson of Curbed Magzine interviews us on Skype: Here is his article.

8 September 2016: Lars Bevanger did a story on our project for Deutsche Welle Radiofor back in 2007. Today he did an update on our decade of activity.

7 September 2016: Tristan de Bourbon Parme arrives. He is a UK correspondent living in London for the french dailies La Croix and L'Opinion, the swiss daily La Tribune de Geneve and the belgian daily La Libre Belgique.

7 September 2016: CNN sends a film crew to record on our actions. Left: Garry and Anne (left) talk to members of the crew Here is the clip.




2 September 2016: ITV Granada TV films the project work along with Max (centre) and Jeremy (left) from 'Changing Tomorrow' - they are producing a series of films about community activity across the UK. Alex is on the right.


August 2016 activities

On 21 and 23 August the carbon neutral aspirations of the village were featured on the front page of the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph. Tatiana Schlossberg of the NYT spent two days in the village in July and we'd like to thank everyone who took time out during the village fete to speak with her. The photographers also took many photos but only used a few, sadly.

On 23r August the village will also feature on BBC World Service Breakfast radio. 


July 2016

July 9 & 10th 2016: Tatiana Schlossberg visits for two days with photographer to prepare a feature on our project for the New York Times. She interviews lots of people and attends the Rose Queen/Village Fair. We expect the article to appear sometime in August.



June 2016 activities

22 June: Garry attends Pure Leapfrog trustee board meeting in London.

8 June: Garry resigns his position on the DECC Community Energy Contact Group to enable new faces for other UK communities to join the debate.

8 June: Garry is interviewed by Tatiana Schlossberg of the New York Times about community enery projects in the UK.

7th June. Alex visited Cloughjordan ecovillage in County Tipperary, Ireland on a beautiful summer's evening. He was hosted by Prof. Peadar Kirby and given a full tour of the extensive (67 acre) site before spending a couple of hours in the WeCreate centre sharing experiences of sustainable living with village residents. The ecovillage has a mixture of timber frame, lime-hemp and cob-built houses, all heated by the biomass and solar thermal panel powered district heating system. There are extensive areas of woodland, allotments and polytunnels and also Community Supported Agriculture on site. It is situated just off the main street in the small town of Cloughjordan and has a railway station within 3/4 of a mile. For more visit the village website.



May 2016 activities

23rd May. Alex took part in a Comparators Meeting hosted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation at their sustainable housing development of Derwenthorpe on the outskirts of York. A tour around the site with a visit to one of the sustainable houses was followed by a workshop where  experiences in community carbon reduction were shared between Derwenthorpe, Ashton Hayes, Lancaster Cohousing and Bedzed.