Climate efficiency boost for village hall

Beeding and Bramber Village Hall has recently had new solar panels fitted to help reduce their energy use and carbon emissions thanks to a Community Climate Fund grant from Horsham District Council.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Rural Affairs popped along to the Village Hall to take a look. He commented:

This project really sums up the Council’s ethos as it’s all about reducing carbon emissions, helping the community and saving money, as installing this type of technology reduces energy costs.

Cllr Wright is photographed with Geoff Barnard from local environmental group Greener Steyning, Frank Bull who managed the Hall’s Community Climate Fund project and Sue Albery Chair of the Trustees of Beeding and Bramber Village Hall.

The Council launched the Horsham District Community Climate Fund in July 2020 to enable voluntary and community groups, as well as Parish and Neighbourhood Councils, to work on projects to reduce carbon levels locally and improve our environment.

Fund applications can be related to any of the following themes:

Energy – such as reducing consumption and increasing the use of renewable forms of energy
Water – such as reducing consumption and reducing the threats from flooding
Waste minimisation – reducing waste, reusing resources and recycling resources for example using composting bins
Biodiversity – increasing wildlife, such as the creation of pocket parks and community orchards
Sustainable transport – such as encouraging cycling and walking.