July 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our July 2018 Newsletter

Thank you for opting in to the Dorset Community Energy newsletter – this is our first newsletter since the 25th May 2018, the date the new General Data Protection Regulation came into force, you are one of 109 people who opted in!

In this issue:
⦁    AGM – Tuesday 17th July – Bridport – Why you should come
⦁    DCE Chair Tim Crabtree discussed renewable energy with Prince Charles
⦁    New projects in Dorset
⦁    Sunshine fuelling the arts in Bridport
⦁    Wessex Community Energy event in Bath on 6th July
⦁    GDPR Compliance!

best wishes from DCE Directors: Tim, Pete, Henry, Tom, Derek and Emily

  AGM – Tuesday 17th July 2018 – Why you should come

⦁    A chance to visit the recently re-opened Literary and Scientific Institute.
⦁    We’ve organised a finger buffet from 18:30 – 19:00
⦁    You get to vote on the interest payment and to elect your Directors, or even become one yourself.
⦁    You’ll hear about the work we are doing to investigate new renewable energy projects in Dorset.

AGM details here

DCE Chair Tim Crabtree discusses renewable energy with Prince Charles

On 25th May during a visit to Dorset, Prince Charles officially opened the new Literary and Scientific Institute building in Bridport. Tim and other local people have spent several years raising funds for the historic building which has been refurbished to a high standard. The Institute now includes a spacious café and office accommodation and meeting rooms for local businesses/ community organisations.

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New projects in Dorset

Thank you to those of you who completed our recent survey into attitudes about renewable energy in Dorset, we are currently applying for feasibility funding, for two projects in Dorset.  The first is to investigate the possibility of setting up a micro-grid for renewable energy in a co-housing project in Bridport, the second is to put more solar panels on Dorset schools.

Find out more at the AGM.

Are you enjoying the sun? It’s been fuelling the arts in Bridport.

On 26th June – Bridport Arts Centre was completely powered by DCE solar panels between 10:30am and 6:00pm.

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Wessex Community Energy event in Bath – Friday 6th July – Local Authorities and Community Energy

You are invited to Wessex Community Energy Network event in Bath on Friday 6th July, from 2pm – 5pm – Subject: Local Authorities and Community Energy.

Details here

We are General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Compliant

You should only have received this newsletter if you specifically opted in to do so.  We sent out two mailings to our mailing list in April and May asking people to opt in to continue to receive our newsletter.  75% of you did, thank you.

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