Work Starts At Comrades Hall – Monday 10th January

Work begins on Monday, 10th January at the Comrades Hall to replace the central heating system. An air source heat pump system is being installed to replace the current old oil-fired system. In addition, they are installing 36 solar panels (PVs) across 3 roof surfaces.

The electricity generated will power the daytime use in the Hall, with the surplus directed to heating the water, and any remaining surplus after that sent to the National Grid. These installations will greatly reduce the carbon footprint of our village hall. This work is being funded largely thanks to grant funding awarded by The National Lottery Community Fund and Low Carbon Dorset.

Obviously there will be disruption to normal hall usage while this work is taking place, but please be assured that  Post Office services and Comrades Arms sessions will still take place as usual, and that any existing hall bookings will be able to go ahead.

Please direct any enquiries to Chairman, David Leader: 01308 868275.
Thank you.


Get Your Ideas Included in the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

The Government is running a public consultation, which is actually a fairly short and friendly questionnaire. No expert knowledge is needed, and you’re not expected to write an essay – the spaces for answers are just few lines long, though they can expand if you have more to say.
The closing date to have your say is Monday, 31st August 2020. Your views will assist in drafting the plan, and deciding on the steps the Government take to decarbonise transport.

The current policies to decarbonise transport don’t go far enough.  Specifically, electric cars – while important – aren’t a silver bullet: we also need to be making fewer journeys by car and more by public transport, on foot and by bike.
At Campaign for Better Transport, they hope that as many people as possible will take this opportunity to speak up for sustainable transport. To show how much we care about buses, trains and trams, walking and cycling, car-sharing and zero-emission vehicles.   You can also remind the Government too that sometimes we’d like to travel less!  You can suggest whatever you want.

Take the Government survey HERE.

Carbon Footprint

Please confirm to Campaign For Better Transport that you have completed the survey HERE.

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